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February 28, 2012

Keep Following.

I know this is late and I have agonised over this all week...
 How do I keep track of those blogs I am following...
 I love reading them in Google reader and as of tomorrow no more...
 eek what am I going to do..
 I have 276 blogs in there to read at my leisure..
 Well as of the 1st March Google Connect  = followers is disappearing
 So what can I do to still visit my favorite blogs...
 Save them all individually to my sidebar..or favorites
 How to do it easily???
 I found I could do them all together in one hit..
 So if your following blogs and want to continue reading
without visiting each and saving the URL address
 Easy!
  go to your blog... via dashborad..
 Go to Designs...
 Click ' Add a blog list'
 this box will appear like above.
click 'ADD'
 then another box will appear
 in the box like above click 'Blogs I am following' or 
 'Import subscriptions from Googgle Reader'
 You will then get a choice of all those blogs 
your following or subscribed too.
 Click 'Add' once the list is generated.
 You then go back to the fist box once it has added them.
 They will need to be saved so click SAVE..left hand side
 and your done!
 
They are now in your sidebar and available via your blog to read..
 I found this easier than any other way to save them..
 Hope this helps!

 Hugs Dawn x x

17 comments:

NatashaMay said...

Thanks for sharing. :) It's a great idea but I find it easier with Bloglovin. And you'll still be able to follow the blogger blogs through Google reader it's only for the non-blogger sites that Google is discontinuing the google friend connect. :)

tisme said...

I do it that way, then the newest comment comes up at the top, saves me a lot of time.

Terry said...

I tried to do a search and find some more information on this, but I too had heard that it's only the non-blogger blogs that will be affected, like Typepad blogs and those with their own domain. Not sure if that's true or not, but I hope so.

Maria said...

Thanks for sharing. Will go check it out.

Allie said...

I've done that and hopefully they will stay! I think the blogger blogs will be ok, but not the rest. Thanks Dawn!

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

I did it Dawn, just in case! I'm not sure which blogs will be affected but now I am covered! Thanks so much for the info!
Julie

Karen said...

I know nothing about followers disappearing. Wonder why.

Chookyblue...... said...

Hi Dawn where did you find the info about this..........I just exported my subscriptions back to bloglines just incase.......

Josie McRazie said...

I thought this would only effect those who are NON bloggers and use the friend connect. This is my understanding and we will still be able to look through our dashboard! I am SO very confused with the whole thing! I guess I will find out in the morning!!!

Elly D said...

Thank you for sharing this Dawn :) I have a blog list on my blog but I have been 'following' a lot more blogs than were in the list... with your instructions I was able to add them all to my blog list, so thank you :) hugs Elly

Tracee said...

Thanks for the tip.

Fiona said...

I like having my sidebar for reference but it just doesnt' want to save my updates.... anyway most is there... I do love my blog reading!!
Hugz

KaHolly said...

Great idea. You're a genius.

Narelle said...

Thank you Dawn i have done it and all ready for 1st March. Many thanks.

Hugs
Narelle

Pip said...

Thanks for that Dawn, I'm all ready for tomorrow now, I wish they wouldn't keep changing everything around. Trying to get my head around the Google+ and not having much luck with that :)

Lucky-1 said...

Thanks Dawn all done...bet I missed a few though..lol

Noticed we have 2 words to prove I'm not a robot too. Though some days I sure feel like one.

HUGGLES
Lucky

John'aLee said...

Hey girlie! I miss you! Wow...I didn't even know this was happening. Thanks so much for sharing! Gotta get to work on this now...