Er… Am I Following You?

   Posted by: Faith   in Everything Else

Sooo… there’s something wonky going on with my Google RSS reader, because I could have sworn I “followed” a whole truckload of blogs a few weeks ago (and many others subsequently) but they don’t seem to be showing up in my reader. I’m not really sure why… has anyone else had this problem?

And if you follow me, and don’t see me “following” you, could you let me know so I can return the favor? Some of you also don’t have your blog or website listed in the Google profile that pops up, and if you haven’t commented (which is totally fine, I tend to lurk a lot as well!) I have no way of finding you to return the favor!

If you’d like a return follow and don’t have it, let me know!

If it looks like I’ve been following for a few weeks but you haven’t seen a comment from me and are wondering where I went off to, let me know that too, because it could be an issue with the blogs I’ve hit “follow” on and that aren’t showing up in the reader. In that case, I’ll re-follow you through RSS so you don’t lose a number in your follower tally, but I can actually read your posts…

If you’ve had this same issue where blogs don’t show up after hitting “follow”, can you tell me what’s wrong and how to fix it?!?!? I’d really like to know… :S

Thanks for your patience, bloggy friends!

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14 comments so far


I’ve been having some trouble with that too. My number of followers are drastically changing by the hundreds each time I log in and sometimes my feed doesn’t show up at all. Then the glitch works it’s kinks or or something.

October 14th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Yeah, it is a bit weird. Still, I see my little picture. And, hi, I wave to it…

October 14th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Hey there, I don’t think you’re following me… But that’s ok… *makes puppy eyes*


October 14th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Jennee, good to know it’s not just me! I mean, not that I want other people to have problems, but maybe if there’s a number of us that means someone will be working on a solution… somewhere… maybe… *cross fingers* …I’ll go make sure I’ve got you in my RSS so I can get your posts for sure :)

Samantha, I’mma gonna go add your blog to my RSS feed, I think yours is one of the ones not showing up for me. I’ll get those posts one way or another!

October 14th, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Haha, Misha, lemme go check… ooh, yes, I’m already following you! Never fear! The posts aren’t showing up in my reader though, so I’ll hit the RSS button to make sure I get the posts and can come comment on the blog… yay! That’s one down, who knows how many to go! :D

But I know with all these blogfests/challenges/etc. lately, I know I’ve missed hitting that ‘follow’ button on a few blogs… I hope people come let me know!

October 14th, 2010 at 5:04 pm

I’ve always had that problem with the follow feature and the Google friend connection is a little too invasive for me, so now I just skip it altogether and add the blog manually to my RSS feed. Probably not the solution you’re looking for, but it works as a last resort.

October 14th, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Maybe it’s just Blogger having another of it’s bad days :) ))

October 14th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Hmmm… I just went to see if you were following me and now I can’t figure out how to do that either. Blogger is boggling my mind today.

October 14th, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Chicklit — The RSS feature works better anyway… it’s always reliable and always sticks the blog right into my reader. Your posts have always shown up :) (yay!)

Dezmond — You’re probably right! Or a bad week or two, since the problem hasn’t resolved itself… *shakes fist at Blogger*

Lisa — No worries, I’ve gone over and done the follow thing and RSS on your blog, so now your posts will show up for me. Yay!

October 14th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

That problem plauged me before and I found out it was an error in a previous post that caused it (why, I don’t know) but I deleted the post, then reposted it and it seemed to have worked, I do know a lot of people have trouble with this though

October 14th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

I know we’re following each other on twitter, but I don’t think you’re following my blog.

No obligation of course, but I’d love to have you. :)

October 15th, 2010 at 12:13 am

I have the same problem with my reader sometimes, but I don’t know what causes it. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.

October 15th, 2010 at 1:09 pm

I’ve been having the same issues with Blogger, no idea why. :S

October 16th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Dempsey – Thanks for the heads up, I’ll see if there’s anything I can do with that…

Joy — I’ll come over and make sure I’m following you! If it doesn’t show up in my blog feed, I’ll RSS your posts too to make sure I get them…

Angela — It’s so random, isn’t it? I don’t get it!

Marieke — Crazy! Good to know I’m not alone, though… *sigh*

October 16th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

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