Saturday, August 6, 2011

Follow the leader

I was told that I haven't been blogging enough recently. I guess I'm going to have to pick up the slack! Truth is, I check in everyday hoping to have more followers (because followers equate to readers...at least that's what I tell myself. lol)

Anyway, my friends told me last night that they don't know how to officially follow the blog. It never dawned on me that people could just bookmark the site and read at their own leisure. (totally new to this blogging thing if you didn't already know)

Here is my solution...a crash course in google friend connect. If you would like to become a follower of Wiegand Writes, scroll down until you see the box on the right titled Followers. Click the blue button that says Join this site. It will ask you to use an account you've already created (google, yahoo, twitter, aim, netlog, openid) Don't fret if you don't already have an account or email, there is a link to create a new google account (it's free). After you sign in, your name (and picture if you uploaded one) should show up alongside of the followers already listed. If not, there is a blue Follow link at the top. When you click on it, it will ask you whether you want to follow the blog publicly or privately. Regardless of your choice, you will get updates on the blog. Pretty cool, right?

Please do not feel obligated to sign up for an account. All that matters is that you enjoy reading the entries and get to stay up-to-date with everything.

6 comments:

  1. Maybe some of us want to NOT publicly follow the blog ;-) Doesn't mean we don't LOVE you and want you to update.

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  2. LOL, I totally understand...that's why I said that I didn't want people to feel pressured. The option is there for those who are interested but are confused about how to do so..I'm okay knowing that people actually love us (and leave comments!!!) :-D

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  3. Thank you so much for explaining this because I did just as you said, bookmarked it and came in to read. I am now a follower. :)

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  4. Glad I could help!!! Thank you for following...I feel so important!

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  5. Jen, you can also go to feedburner.com and get a widget so people can sign up via email. Then whenever you post a blog they get it emailed to them, the full text of the blog. It's pretty nifty. I can show you how to do it.

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  6. Hey, that's awesome!!! I'll check it out...if I can't figure it out, you'll definitely have to hook me up!

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