Sunday, October 12, 2008

Blogger Follow messes with Google Reader

A non digital marketing pal started used Blogger's new Follow feature to follow my blog. I thought I'd give it a go - it was very easy to set up, in particular you could simply import blogs from your Google Reader and easily make them as followed blogs.

Here's my beef with it - despite knowing I'd imported blogs from Google Reader the damn system still re-adds all those blogs as duplicates to my Google Reader.

The feature seems entirely redundant to me.

There's supposed to be a way to turn this off. You can use the Google Reader settings option to disable this.

It simply does not work, though. Despite de-selecting "Show followed blogs from Blogger" Google Reader still shows them.

Worse of all is the impact on Mobile Google Reader where (inconsistently) I'll have to surf through multiple headlines.

2 comments:

Jordyn Carnell said...

i HATE this "feature".. My only work around has been to create folders in Google Reader where I tuck my duplicate blogs.. and ignore that folder.

Anyone find a better solution?

Cássio Nandi said...

old tip, but usefull for a newcomer reader user. Thanks (I hated this feature too grrr)