I Want To Visit Your Blog!

First of all, I just wanted to say hello to any new followers! I've noticed a few new pictures showing up in my sidebar lately. I tried to click through to your blog and say hello, but on some of your pictures I've noticed that you don't have your blog linked with your Google Friend Connect profile.

My profile for GFC had my blog link missing once upon a time, but I figured out how to fix it.

I figured that if you are taking the time to follow somebody's blog, it's because you'd like to interact with them and have them check out your blog too. (Unless you don't have a blog and are just following my blog because you like my posts, in which case I thank you!)

I went on a little hunt to try to figure out how you can fix this if you do indeed have a blog and would like people to be able to find it when you follow them through Google Friend Connect. I think I figured it out. Give one of these a try, and let me know if it doesn't work, and I'll see if I can figure out something else.

First, click on your picture to the right, and see (1) if your name is clickable and takes you to a page with your blog link, or (2) if your blog is listed under "My Links" under your name. If neither of those things are there, people can't click through to find your blog. There are two ways to fix that.

Fix # One

This switches your profile in the Follower box to your Blogger profile, instead of Google Friend Connect. I personally perfer this for privacy reasons, so people can't see my e-ail address or location like they may be able to with GFC.

1. Click on your picture in the Followers box to the right.

2. Sign in if you aren't already signed in.

3. Once you are signed in and have your picture up, click on "Settings" in the upper right-hand corner.

4. Another window will open. At the top it will say "Your Profile" and will show your picture and words that say "Currently you are using *blank* profile". Then it will say "Change".

5. If you have an active Blogger profile with a link to your blog, click "Change" and select "Blogger" as your profile. This should fix your picture for all the blogs you follow.

Fix # Two

If you want to use your Google profile instead, you'll have to link to your blog in your Google Friend Connect profile. Follow these directions:

1. Sign in to your Google account. Click on your username int he uper right-hand corner and select "Acount Settings".

2. Find the "Google Friend Connect" link under "My Products".

3. You want to make sure your blog is listed on the left-hand side of the page. If it's not, click "Add New Site", and add your blog.

4. Be aware that by doing this you are linking your blog with that e-mail address. Also be aware that if you blog with that e-mail address as your sign-in, your blog will proabably already be listed.


If those two ways just don't sound like fun to you, you could just connect with other bloggers the old-fashioned way and leave a comment letting them know that you are a new follower! Just make sure your blog is listed on your Blogger profile if you want people to be able to click through. Or make it even easier and leave a link to your blog.

I hope that helps! And if you are a new follower, and you have a blog, and I haven't stopped by to leave a comment yet, it's because I couldn't click through, because I always like to say hello to new followers and meet new bloggers. So please let me know if I haven't stopped by, and leave me a link to your site! I will visit as soon as possible (we're having internet issues this week, so it may be next week, but I will try stop by soon)!

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Kelli Herrington said...

I was wondering the same thing so great post! By the way I have awarded your blog an award yesterday so go by there and grab it.

HickChickBritt said...

Thank you I had no clue that you couldn't just click on my picture to go to my blog. Do I have to do this for every blog I am subsribed to? Or is this fix universal?

Unknown said...

Thanks for the helpful information. I enjoy reading your blog. Your baby boy is adorable!

Stephanie said...

Hey Callie! I'm not sure if I follow you publicly or not, but I've been reading your blog for almost a year now. I think you follow my old blog, psalm42-2.blogspot.com. Since getting married this July, I decided to start a new blog to chronicle this new season of my life. So you can now find me at www.thirsty-soul.blogspot.com if you care to keep following. God bless you!

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