Sunday, December 4, 2016

Tutorial to Help Me Follow Your Blog

Heads up!  This post is directed at fellow bloggers so those who don't have a blog can just skip it.  I'm going to try and do a regular quilting post later today.

Hi fellow bloggers!  We all have our preferred method of reading blogs and I have found that having them come in my e-mail works best for me.  I never did get into the habit of going to Bloglovin.  I've come across quite a few blogs that I really wanted to follow but they didn't have the Follow by Email option in their sidebar.  One lady didn't have any idea how to add it!  So I'm creating this tutorial for those who don't have the "Follow by E-Mail" option on your blog and am hoping you will consider adding it.  It doesn't take up much space and you may gain a few followers that you wouldn't have otherwise had.

This tutorial is for blogspot but you can find a tutorial for Word press at this link.

Log in to your Blogger Account

Go to your Blogger Dashboard

Click on Layout tab from left pane

Find Sidebar-Side-1 and click on Add a Gadget

Click on Add a Gadget and scroll down to “Follow by E-mail”

Click on the Blue box with a PLUS sign and you will see this (with your own blog URL of course)

Edit the Title if you want to, or just leave it as is and click SAVE in the orange box.

The “Follow by E-mail” option will now appear on your right sidebar.

If you want to rearrange the order in which things appear on your sidebar,  then while you are in the Layout option of your blog, you can click and drag each gadget and place them in the order you prefer.

Hope this helps you!!


  1. Have you thought of using an aggregate reader such as Feedly? That way it just scrolls from blog to blog and you don't have to click onto the email link, etc.

  2. Nice write up, Janice! Following by email is my preference, too, so I hope a few more bloggers make that option available.

  3. I'm a big fan of the follow by email option as well. If it comes in email form I will drink my cuppa and read the post properly instead of skimming past the headlines. Which is how I read yours ;)

  4. Very useful tutorial, Janice!

  5. Excellent tutorial! It is nice to find little hints here and there about becoming a more accessible & successful blogger. Thanks!

  6. A great tutorial. Someone asked me to add that gadget to my blog a couple of years ago. I didn't know it existed.

  7. good to know that following by email is a preferred method...I like it too!

  8. Thank you so much for your helpful tutorial!

  9. thanks for this! I just added the option to my blog :-) I had no idea some people preferred following via e-mail. (I found you from the link up at Beth's cooking up quilts :-)

    happy creating ~ Tracy


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