Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Following Falling Down?

The Following feature on Blogger kind of tripped and fell on its face over the past few days. Many readers and bloggers alike have noticed that the Following feature is a little dizzy and stunned. Most bloggers lost at least 50 followers overnight and I had a friend email me to ask why I suddenly stopped following her blog! Personally, I only had 4 fall off, hope you 4 find your way back!

Apparently what happened is Blogger changed some users from Public followers to anonymous. The good news is that this can be changed and it only takes a minute. The bad news is that if you don't fix it, you as a reader may miss out on winning a contest if you say you are following a blog but we can't find you because you're Anonymous!

Ok, so the solution? Very easy!

When you are in your Blogger account, go to Dashboard. Then, in Dashboard click on the tab "Blogs I'm Following" under Reading List. At the bottom of that list, click Manage.

You will then see a window full of a bunch of Blogs that you are now listed as an Anonymous Follower on. Just click on the toggle to change your status from Anonymous to Public Follower and you're good to go!


  1. Well, thank you for that! Wondered what happened!

  2. hmmm, I was also wondering..thanks a bunch!

  3. =) I just blogged about this too! Hopefully everyone will do it so our counts go back up.

  4. Thanks for posting this! I was wondering what had happened! I lost a few off my blog too.

  5. Thank you Kathryn! I lost one of my 4 followers and have been wondering if I said anything to offend anyone!! SO glad to hear that it's a glitch, because this community helps me so much. Thank you for posting about it.

  6. Thanks for the information, we noticed the change. We followed your instructions and luckily we were still listed as public on all of the ones we are following, but very much appreciate the information.
    Ruth and Marilyn
    Two Artisan Sisters

  7. It all sort of changed over night, didn't it?


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