Saturday, December 6, 2008
Do you use the Follow feature on Blogger? Have you set up the widget so that everyone - your faithful readers as well as the first time visitor - can follow your blog? And, have you sought out other genea-blogs to follow?
Using the Follow feature is not only a gift you give to other genea-bloggers by being a "follower" but a gift you give to yourself by allowing others to follow you. Here's how it's done:
To Add The Follow Widget
Under Customize, select the Layout tab. Click Add A Gadget, locate and select the Follow gadget, then when the Follow dialog appears click Save.
To Become A Follower
Locate the Follow This Blog link on the blog you wish to follow. In the Follow dialog, decide whether to follow Publicly or Anonymously. If you follow publicly, your profile picture will appear along with the other followers of the blog and blog visitors can then access your profile and blog information. Click Save.
How to Increase The Number of Followers?
Basically it is a reciprocal relationship: if I find a new follower on a blog, I click on their profile picture, look at their blogs and then set myself up as a follower.
Take the time this weekend to review the 150+ blogs listed here at Facebook Bootcamp for Genea-Bloggers and see if there are any that you would like to follow!