Wait! I Thought I Followed You?

I swear....every time someone has a giveaway I enter and make sure I follow the blog. It seems like every time I hit "already a member - sign in" it shows me as not a follower. What the heck???? I swear 1/2 of these blogs I was already following. I am shocked when I come across a blog I read daily and I am not a follower. Who knows! Am I the only one this happens to?
On that note....I am curious...how do you read your blogs? I go through my blog roll and see what everyone is posting and click on there. I know some people use Google Reader but I don't know much about that. You think I would since I have had a personal blog since umm......2006 I might know how to do this but no. So, how do you catch up on your favorites?


  1. I use Google Reader. I was using the blog roll but I thought that was hard to see what I had read already. Google Reader keeps track of what you have read and what you haven't.


  2. Ugh...the same thing happens to me with about 3 or 4 blogs that I really like!! I have to remember to check their blogs and I know I've followed them at least 10 times!
    I use the list that comes up when I log into Blogger. It's not google reader, but I'm embarrassed to say I don't know what it's called!

  3. I have a question about this also. I used to always click at the top and hit follow but it seems that the follow button has been replaced with share? Very rarely do I click on Join this Site button. I am wanting more followers on my mommy blog but I unsure of what to ask my readers to do. BTW if you are a mommy too please join my blog I'm a mom too!

    I'm in between Kindergarten and 2nd grade so I am blogging mostly about being a parent right now. I know nothing about 2nd grade. :/

  4. I use Google Reader too! It is super easy and makes everything nice to read - you don't have to worry about people's fonts or their crazy backgrounds making your eyes hurt!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  5. I have a list of Favorite Blogs on my blog so when I am ready to catch up on what they are posting/writing about, I just go to my blog and click from there. I also have it where it shows how long ago they posted so I know which ones are recent/which ones I haven't read since the last time I was online.

  6. This happens to me, too! I have no idea why. When I realize that they disappear, I search for them in google reader [what I use to read blogs], and I subscribe to them there. And I click 'join the site' again on their site. I have no idea if subscribing is the same as following, by the way!

    And like I said, I use google reader. Works great for me! =)

    Third Grade in the First State

  7. I am a new blogger, but so far I just go down my blog list. I am really not quite sure what to do with the Goggle Reader yet.

  8. I'm a new blogger, and honestly don't feel that I know what I'm doing half the time, haha! I love reading blogs so they're all on my last visited websites, so I just scroll down my browsing history and there they all are! In addition to following as a blog, sometimes I follow a site by email too. What a great blog you have! For some reason I can't see followers right now on any blog, inclulding mine, but you're in my history and as soon as I can figure this out, I'll be a follower of your blog! The REAL Teachers of Orange County

  9. I have had this happen soo many times. I bookmark all the blogs I follow so that I can go back and add them to a document I have created so I can transfer them over to a new computer when I get one. If I have it bookmarked I know I have followed it, but it doesn't always show up that I am. I wonder why this happens? Odd.

    My (Not So) Elementary Life

  10. I was having a problem with blogger a few months ago (maybe when they updated the site?) and I would click "follow" but it wouldn't actually work. I always click "join this site" now and it works fine.

    I use google reader and go down the list. I like how it lets you know if you've read a post or not. I follow a lot of blogs!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  11. I know what you mean!! Love technology, but it doesn't always work. We love your blog and because we do we nominated you to receive the One Lovely Blog Award. Head over to our blog and check it out! :)

  12. I'm your newest follower. I use google reader (have for years) and only recently discovered you can add a subscribe button to your toolbar. You can click it while reading a blog and google reader will open and will let you know if you already are subscribed or not to that blog. BEST THING ever! :)

  13. This happens to me all the time and happened to me tonight with your blog! I also have been blogging a long time but haven't used google reader. i'll have to give it a try