Monday, September 01, 2008

Blogger is Now even Cooler!


This is a new feature in Blogger in which you can subscribe to publicly become a follower of a blog, and others would also be your follower.

If usually we only put links to other bloggers’ blogs in ours, in this new feature, you can see the updates in the subscribed blogs in your Dashboard once you log in into your Blogger account. Now you don’t have to patiently click one by one on the links just to check whether they have put new entries in their blogs or not. The Dashboard tells everything!

Not only that, you can secretly be a loyal reader for a blog. This is most likely when you don’t want the author to know that you’ve subscribed to his/her blog. Isn’t it cool?

Besides that, you can put a gadget from which you can see all updates from the blogs that you've subscribed. For example, see the middle bar in this blog under the section named "I Read Theirs". Thing like that... Again, clicking will be lesser from now on!

To know more about this new feature, read here.


Thanks and congratulations to As for being the first subscribed follower for this blog. I really appreciate it. Huhu~

So, my plan in making use of this new feature is to subscribe to all blogs that have been active since last few months to this blog; be it in giving comments or saying hello in the chatbox. I hope you’ll do the same to my blog also. It’s like building a network connection to all blogs you’ve linked in yours.

Apart from that, this is basically the thing that I would like to implement in the IIUM Bloggers’ Blog, but since it uses WordPress, which is far complex than Blogger, so I couldn’t manage to do it. Maybe I should consider to transfer the community blog to Blogger instead of WordPress. Is it possible people?

Note: I couldn't subscribe to some blogs for some reasons like error and undetectable feed. To those involved, please check your settings ok?

18 comments:

nurilahi said...

haha, zaki2..

mentang2 as public kan as jadi ur follower, glamour kan as kat sini lak eh.

Erm, ekceli, when i viewed ur blog and read this entry barulah as tau benda tuh baru lagi. haha.

Ingatkan da lama, tapi as je yang tak pasan.

isk3..

so, senang for me to keep updated with u guys, inshaAllah, because i am really hectic day to day. Hu~ ;)

Thanks for the acknowledgement (:

nurilahi said...

erm, you can also be a follower for other blogs like wordpress, creamstudents etc

szakif said...

as...

memang baru la mende nih, sepanjang pengetahuan aku. huhu~

pasal aku kan sejak 2-3 minggu ni update setiap hari, cuma baru hari ni that i see this thing, so tu yang agak excited dengan mende baru nih. it'd very useful i think.

your welcome!

szakif said...

as..

baik! yey.. tak terhad setakat blogger je la eh?

mantop!

nurilahi said...

yup, I did subscribe creamstudents and etc2 yang bukan blogger. Men try and error jek, tak sangka leh apply jugak.

Haha, siyes tatau benda ni baru hari ni ade :D lucky me eh to be one step further than you ;P

szakif said...

as...

yey. then i'll do the ame la also after this. :D

yes.. you are also one step further than me.. as kan mantop! hu~

Master J said...

The Following feature will be rolled out to all over the next few weeks, so if you don’t see it right away, don’t worry. It’s coming soon.

This is why your having the problem subscribing kut. Same with me. But I'm currently in the process of a major makeover to my blog. Not just a new layout, but one major new feature as well in addition to this new blogroll that blogger just introduced. So don't expect to see any changes yet, I'll only make the changes once everything is in place, insyaAllah.

ILA said...

ohhhoo...tu yg akak tergezutt..
mlm tadi bila akak check dashboard,ada sorang follower tu..
rupanya..zaki..

szakif said...

master j..

i didnt get the same message. the ones i got told about the error and problem with the feed, unlike what you wrote above. anyway, thanks.

i believe the changes that you're planning to do to your blog would bring betterment. can't wait and please don't make me wait long enough. huhu~

exaggerate nye~

szakif said...

kak ila..

benda ni baru maybe tak nampak lagi ape significant nye.

give it some time k...

KnowLee said...

Punya bersemangat nak subscribe, skali experimental je baru. Next week baru bleh add. Takpe la, next week I add. Huuu...

Anonymous said...

i rase wordpress daa lame kowt provide feature 2..
please dontlaa move iium bloggers to blogger..
on behalf of blogger yg gne wordpress..i think wordpress is more user-friendly laa..but then,both have their pros n cons..cheeeseee

szakif said...

knowlee..

blogger memang camtu kak. kekadang untuk mende2 baru, dia memang bukak kat orang2 yang da lame blogging. ntah nape ntah camtu, walhal mende yang same jerk~

take your time eh.. :D

szakif said...

anonymous...

owh really? maybe aku je yang lembab pasal.. adakah u mean plug-in dalam WP? kalo ye, pergh~ nak search bila la nak jumpe. huhu

but i have a good news. sekang adlan sedang menyiapkan something utk IIUMbloggers.com. he's more expert in WP i suppose.

bravo adlan! hehe..

dont worry anonymous, for the time being i'll not move the community blog to blogger. :D thanks for the concern ya...

myadlan said...

I'm just thinking that this follower is like a myBlogLog version for Blogger.

Aiyah.. I'm not so expert in WP. just doing tweaking here and there. insyaAllah if you've 'free' time, you can learn on your own too..

btw, new theme design just 30% completed.. should be ready by this weekend.. huhu

szakif said...

myadlan...

boleh katekan gitu la. mybloglog versi blogger. cam cool gak la kan blogger ade buat mnde ni sendiri. takyah nak bukak account baru segala. hek~

can't wait to see the new layout in the community blog. yey!

Badrul Aini Sha'ari said...

salam perjuangan...

haha, sign in je pagi ni terus detect satu lembaga mengekori blog ana... :P

thanks szakif, ni yang semangat nak update ni...

szakif said...

bad..

ko kate aku lembaga? huhu~

no problem. you'd do the same to mine also... mari kite menambah koleksi kengkawan~ :D

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