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Manage blogs you follow

You can read the latest posts on your favorite blogs by adding them to the reading list on your Blogger dashboard.

Follow a blog

From the blog’s Followers gadget

  1. Sign in to Blogger.
  2. In the blog that you want to follow, look for the Followers gadget.
  3. Click Follow.
  4. In the window that appears, click Follow.

Note: Your Google profile, including your name and profile photo, will show up publicly as a follower of a blog when you use the Followers gadget. You can change your Google profile any time. To follow a blog anonymously, follow it from the Blogger dashboard or the Settings menu.

From your Blogger dashboard
  1. Sign in to Blogger.
  2. In the left menu, click Reading list Bookmark.
  3. In the top right, click Edit .
  4. Click Add.
  5. Type the URL of the blog you want to follow.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Choose whether to follow publicly or anonymously.
  8. Click Follow.

Note: If you follow a blog publicly, your Google profile, including your name and profile photo, will be displayed on the blog. You can change your Google profile any time.

Follow a blog publicly or anonymously

  1. Sign in to Blogger.
  2. In the left menu, click Reading list Bookmark.
  3. In the top right, click Edit .
  4. Next to the blog you’d like to follow, choose public or anonymous.

Stop following a blog

From your Blogger dashboard
  1. Sign in to Blogger.
  2. In the left menu, click Reading list Bookmark.
  3. In the top right, click Edit .
  4. Next to the blog you want to remove, click Delete Delete.
From the blog's Followers gadget
  1. Sign in to Blogger.
  2. In the blog that you don’t want to follow anymore, look for the Followers gadget.
  3. Click Unfollow.
  4. In the window that appears, click Unfollow.

Let readers follow your blog

To let other people follow your blog, add the Followers gadget:

  1. Sign in to Blogger.
  2. Choose the blog to update.
  3. In the left menu, click Layout.
  4. Choose where you want to add the Followers gadget.
  5. Click Add a Gadget.
  6. In the window that opens, click More Gadgets.
  7. Look for “Followers” and click Add Add.
  8. Choose your settings.
  9. Click Save.
  10. In the top right, click Save arrangement.

Frequently asked questions

Which profile is used when I follow a blog publicly?

Your Google profile will display on any blog you are following publicly. You can change your Google profile any time.

Keep in mind:

  • If you are following a blog anonymously using your Blogger or other profile and you decide to follow it publicly, your Google profile, not your Blogger or other profile, will be displayed.
  • Blogs you’re already following publicly using your Blogger or other profile will still use the profile you used when you started following them.

How can I block followers of my blog?

To prevent someone from following you:

  1. Sign in to Blogger.
  2. In the top left next to your blog’s name, click the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  3. Choose the blog you want to work on.
  4. In the left menu, click Stats Statistics.
  5. On the right, click the number next to “Followers.”
  6. Find the follower you want to block and click Block. They won’t get updates anymore when you post on your blog.

Note: Even if you block a someone from following your blog, they may still be able to go to your blog’s URL and read and comment on your blog.

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