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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 widget
  1. Sign in to Blogger.
  2. In the blog that you want to follow, look for the Followers widget.
  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 widget. 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. Under “Reading List,”  click Add.
  3. Type the URL of the blog you want to follow. To add more blogs, click +Add.
  4. Click Follow.
From the Settings menu
  1. Sign in to Blogger.
  2. Under the reading list on the left, click Settings Settings.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Type the URL of the blog you want to follow. To add more than one blog, click Add another and type the URL of the blog.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Choose whether to follow publicly or anonymously.
  7. 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. Under “Reading List,” on the right, click Edit .
  3. Next to the blog you’d like to change, choose public or anonymous.

Stop following a blog

From your Blogger dashboard
  1. Sign in to Blogger.
  2. Under “Reading List,” on the right, click Settings options.
  3. Next to the blog you want to remove, click Delete .
From the blog's Follower's widget
  1. Sign in to Blogger.
  2. In the blog that you don’t want to follow anymore, look for the Followers widget.
  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 widget:

  1. Sign in to Blogger.
  2. Choose the blog to update.
  3. In the left menu, click Layout > Add a Gadget.
  4. In the window that opens, click More Gadgets.
  5. Search for "Followers" and click Add .
  6. Choose your settings and click Save.
  7. In the top right  corner, 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 going forward.
  • 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. From your Blogger dashboard, click Followers.
  2. Under the name of the blog you want to block someone from following, click the number of followers.
  3. Find the follower you want to block and click Block. They won’t get updates any more when you post on your blog.

Note: Even if you block a follower, they may still be able to read and comment on your blog.

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