Thursday, August 5, 2010

A Following

Riddle me this, o reader of mine:

Why do I go to other people's blogs and see my blog in their blogroll, but they don't show up as "Following" on my sidebar widget? If this is because they're using a different blog feeder than Blogger or whatever that widget uses, is there a way to conveniently view a list of the blogs that follow my blog?
Blog blog blog blog? Bob Loblaw's Law Blog? What?

No, really.


  1. The "followers" thing is a Blogger-only deal, and I'm not even sure if it's the same as blogrolling somebody. (Then again, I use Wordpress, so what do I know. Maybe when you blogroll someone else with a Blogger blog, you also show up as one of their followers. But I was under the impression that "following" was more like "subscribing.")

    If you want to see the sites that link to yours, one thing you can do is a Google search for "" (minus quotes, obv., just saying what you should type in).

  2. When someone follows you, they have a google account. They can follow you without having a blog, and following you doesn't automatically add you to their blogroll if they do. (At least, I don't think it does, but I don't use blogger, so I wouldn't know.) If you show up in someone's blogroll, they've physically added you on their blogroll in their links section, and they can do this regardless of what they're using to host their blog. Someone can do both or neither.

    I hope that makes sense. My brain is sort of fried right now.