I haven’t stopped following you…


I am not sure how closely any of you follow the number of people who “follow” your blog, but I just wanted you to know that I have not stopped following your blog but I have stopped “following” your blog.

In my efforts to clean up my Google Reader I decided that I didn’t want the “blogs I follow” to be in a separate place from all the other blogs that I follow. I want them all in a nice alphabetical list.  But in order to do that I have to “unfollow” everyone, and then manually add you into my Google Reader.

I wish I could still “follow” all of you (I hate to be the reason that your “follow” stats dip by one), but Google won’t let me do that I put you in the order I want.

And for those of you who don’t see your blog in this image, don’t worry, I still follow you on my Google reader but for some reason I never “followed” you or you are on a platform that doesn’t allow following. I stopped “following” people many moons ago when I first got Google Reader and saw how it kept the “followed” sites separate from the rest.  It bothered my sense of order back then, but I have only now, decided to take the bull by the horns and clean it up.

If none of this makes sense to you, you have nothing to worry about.

5 thoughts on “I haven’t stopped following you…

  1. Verity March 19, 2012 / 8:30 am

    MUCH better. I never follow people anymore either, and you can always see the number of people subscribing to you in GR!


  2. Darlene March 19, 2012 / 10:35 am

    As someone who also favours a routine of clean and tidy I never 'follow' bloggers. I know just where to find them when the need strikes.

    Your 'Struggling Woman' post was a fun read by the way!


  3. ArchitectDesign™ March 19, 2012 / 12:31 pm

    I'm such a technological neophyte, I don't know what any of this means! But I see my name at the very top of the list so I suppose I have nothing to worry about? I too wish google made things a little more customizable.


  4. StuckInABook March 19, 2012 / 7:41 pm

    Oo, there I am! I'm afraid, five years into this lark, I've still never worked out quite what following does in Blogger – and have never used Google Reader. So follow or unfollow as you please!


  5. Thomas at My Porch March 22, 2012 / 11:04 am

    Verity: It is so much better this way. I feel like a new person.

    Darlene: I am glad you liked the struggling women post. I think you would like all of those titles if you haven't read them already.

    Stefan: I barely know what it means either. I just know it was driving me crazy.

    Simon: If you don't use Google Reader (or maybe other similar), the only thing following does is make the blogger you are following happy that he/she has followers.


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