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