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"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."— Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Is Your Blog Easy To Follow?

I'm stalking you. No really, I'm trying, but some of you are hard to find!

If you are a follower of this blog, then chances are that I have already clicked on your picture to try and follow you back, but surprisingly, many of you--even authors who I KNOW have great blogs out there--have no information on your blogger profile.

Have you clicked on your little avatar picture before? Do you know what comes up? When you use blogger, up in the right hand corner, there should be a little picture of you or else a box that says "sign in." 

Take a moment to look at your profile there. If you don't have a working blog link listed under "Links" then your would-be fans, like me, can't find you!

Email, where art thou? More than once, I've had a winner of a giveaway that left no email in the comments, and who has no email listed on their profile. The result? I had to pick a different winner and they missed out!

Multiple and outdated links! Many of you who do have a link listed on your profile, have multiple, but outdated links. Several blogs even say "We moved! Go to our new location!" But it was YOUR blogger profile that sent me to the outdated link in the first place.

Repeat after me: Updated blogger profiles are good for me. Updated profiles help me win prizes. Updated profiles drive more followers to my blog.

*Virtual pat on the back* Excellent!
If you've never looked before, you might wonder what the links are under "Sites I've Joined." These are blogs you follow, but that information doesn't help me find your blog.

So, as your humble, would-be stalker/follower, I urge you to check and update your profile on blogger.

Did you do it? Were you surprised at what you found?

13 comments:

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Thanks for the heads up, Wendy. I went out and checked my profile and discovered that my inactive blogs show up. Now I'm going to see if I can somehow hide those so only my main blog shows. =)

Maria Hoagland said...

A nice reminder in a funny way! Thanks, Wendy.

Melissa J. Cunningham said...

LOVE this! Cant count how many times I've tried to follow someone but can't. I'm going to repost this link.

RaShelle Workman said...

Great info Wendy!

Donna K. Weaver said...

I run into this a lot. For the longest time I wasn't going to do the network following either, but I finally came around and have provided that, too, since some people don't do the other.

Wendy Swore said...

Donna, good point! I forgot to add that when I updated my blog's look. I'll add it back in now...
*done* boy it sure looks lonely with only me in there so far.

C. K. Bryant said...

Hey you. Your blog look FANTABULOUS!! You've done a lot of work on it lately. GOOD JOB!!

Hugs

Stacy Henrie said...

So true! Great things to remind people about (just went and did I quick check on my own blog). :) I'm always a little sad when someone follows me, but I can't follow them back because they don't have a link.

Christy said...

Ha! I so know what you mean-I try to find out more about someone, and their profile is a dead end. Thanks for the reminder!

Jordan McCollum said...

Yes! Yes! A thousand times yes! I've seen this so many times with my sisters' and my craft blog. I can't come visit your blog if I don't have a link and you didn't fill out your profile!

And @Danyelle: you can hide inactive blogs. Just edit your Blogger profile and there should be a link to choose which blogs to display. Voila!

Cindy M Hogan said...

Thanks. I'm checking mine, now.

Tapper said...

Thank you! You were totally right.

Shallee said...

Very good points to bring up! I've had the same problems trying to contact people, and made sure to fix my own profile a while ago. Makes it much easier to interact!