Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Blogger Adds "Following" Feature

Blogger has added a new feature. You can indicate blogs you follow by going to Dashboard (link in upper right corner of your screen) and clicking the add button under "following." You can become an anonymous follower or a named follower, and your selections can be integrated with Google Reader. One of the frustrations of blogging is not knowing who is reading. The new Facebook group has introduced me to 38 of you, but there are over 400 Feedburner subscribers and many more regular readers. If you sign up for following, I'll have a better sense of who you are, and it's the idea of actual flesh-and-blood readers that keeps me going. So I hope you'll sign up.

P.S. Mathieu points out that if you don't have a Google mail or Blogger account, you won't have a dashboard link. He nevertheless became a follower by going to the bottom of the lower right-hand column of the blog and clicking the link there. Sorry that this is such a complicated business, and thanks to those who've taken the trouble to satisfy my curiosity about who's reading.

P.P.S. At the suggestion of Vertigo, I have moved the Followers gadget up near the top of the right column.