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Saturday, May 17, 2014

How To manage the blogs you are following through Blogger’s Friend Connect when the specific blog no longer shows the FRIEND CONNECT gadget.

Kitty asked:
Hi, Donna! Thank you! Hope you are having a good day, my friend! It's always a good day for me when you are blogging and posting these handy blogging tips! Since you are my blogging expert, here's one for you... how do you unfollow a blog when the blog no longer displays the GFC followers button? Before I got into blogging, I followed some blogs that I'm no longer interested in (since they have nothing to do with crafts). There are at least 2 that have no GFC button. Am I stuck following them forever? It's not a big deal but just a curiosity! I've Googled it but came up empty.

To manage the blogs you are following through Blogger’s Friend Connect:

Beneath all the blogs you contribute to, on the left side, is an orange square with a white rectangle “arrow” in it. It says “READING LIST” and then ALL BLOGS.

Beneath that is an ADD button, and all the blogs you follow. If the Reading List of blogs does not show up immediately, it may be because you are following several, and it is taking a few minutes for the list to load. But if it still does not show the list, click on the words READING LIST.  If that does not open your list, click on the square button next to the words READING LIST and that should trigger the listing to appear.

To the far right is a “gear” button. (not the top gear button, but the gear button directly opposite the words READING LIST/ALL BLOGS).

This gear’s function is to MANAGE YOUR READING LIST. Click on it. Again, it may take a few minutes for the next window to pop up with all the blogs listed, depending how many blogs you are following. 

From that page you may discontinue "following" with these steps:

Scroll to the blog (or use COMMAND F for Apple products or CONTROL F for Windows, and type in the name you are looking for).

To the right of the blog is a “learn more” column with the word SETTINGS. Click on SETTINGS. That creates a pop up window for managing how that particular blog is followed. 

Click on STOP FOLLOWING THIS SITE (to the right side) if that is the desired option. 

In the little dialog box, click on the STOP FOLLOWING button.

It will take a few moments for the READING LIST to be adjusted, so be patient. 

Hope this helps!


Sharon said...

You have so much knowledge with Blogger Donna and all so helpful and easy to understand.
sorry I haven't been around much lately. I have had my first commission to do a friends wedding invites I they are taking up so much of my time.
Hope you are keeping well.
Enoy the rest of your week.
Hugs Sharon. x

KT Fit Kitty said...

OMGoodness, Donna - this is awesome! Thank you! I KNEW you would know how to do this! You never cease to amaze me, my friend! I will be trying this today! Sending lots of well wishes and prayers your way!


Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,

vielen Dank für die Erklärung. Das hilft mir sehr, denn ich wusste nie wie ich es machen muss, wenn ich einem Blog nicht mehr folgen möchte.
Ich wünsche dir einen guten Start ins Wochenende.
Ganz liebe Grüße

Hugs Silvi

Jean Bullock said...

Very helpful to know. Thanks so much, Donna. You are a dear!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Finally had the opportunity to try this, Donna, and it worked great! Thank you, my dear friend, you are definitely my blogging expert!


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