Sunday, 3 July 2011

Allowing People To Contact You From A List Of Followers

Now this is something that a few people have asked questions about.

How many times have you received new followers to your blog and you want to welcome them but you have no way of doing that because they don't have their settings set up correctly?

So, if you want to ensure that others can contact you when you follow a blog, then you need to do the following for EVERY blog you are following:

Go to your dashboard and click on the Blogs I Am Following tab and then click on the blue MANAGE button below the list of blogs you are following.

Click on the 'Settings' button next to the blog you wish to amend your settings for and then click on the Messaging tab on the left hand side.

Now, to allow others in the following group to contact you, including the blog owner, you need to check the box next to the 'Allow site members to send messages to your email address' option.

This will be time consuming, and to be honest it would be easier to just leave them a comment so they contact you! But it is up to you which road you go down.

How To Stop Following A Site

This is something I've seen a few times and decided to cover this today.

Sometimes you might accidentally click on the 'FOLLOW' button, maybe on your own blog or on someone else's and want to take that blog off your following list on your dashboard.

So, in order to do this you need to go to your dashboard.

From there, you need to click on the tab that says 'Blogs I'm Following'.

Then click on the blue MANAGE button underneath the list of blogs you are following.

The next thing you need to do is to click on the Settings link next to the blog you no longer want to follow and click on the 'Stop Following This Site' link. A pop-up box will appear titled 'Stop Following Name Of Blog' and it asks 'Are you sure you want to stop following Name Of Blog?'
If you are certain you want to stop following, then click the 'Stop Following' button.
You are now no longer following that particular blog.