It seems I am quite sadly slow

Some blogging things to get to know –

I wondered why by far the most

Of blogs I follow, when they post,

Don’t generate an email note –

In fact, it really got my goat!

Transpires if you click the top

To do the ‘Follow’, you can’t stop

At that point if you want advice

Of posts: you have to ‘Follow’ twice!


By scrolling right down on the right

You ‘Follow blogs via email’ sight,

Click ‘Follow’ and, when it complies,

To click on ‘Manage’ one then tries,

From there you can select how you

Wish your advices to come through;

I confidently do suppose

That everyone about this knows,

But just in case some others here

Are dim as I am, thought I’d share!

 © February 2013 Colonialist (WordPress)


About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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  1. Barb says:

    Yeah, I use the email and blogroll method. Once a month I try to go through the followers so I make sure I get around to everyone. Thanks for the poet’s version.


  2. adeeyoyo says:

    I hate getting a lot of email. Consequently I don’t ‘follow’. I prefer doing the rounds using my blogroll which I had to update recently as it had grown far too fat (like its owner, lol).


  3. The Asian says:

    For a second, I thought I’d been given the opportunity to boast
    Because I knew a bit better tip than the one in your post
    But I see below, in the comments that were made
    That ghia, for all intents and purposes, came to your aid


  4. I will go back into my dashboard and see what I can learn from your cleverly written suggestions. I think I’m following all points, but I must admit some blogs disappear on me from time to time. Consistency seems to be hard won. Thanks for the prompts!


    • colonialist says:

      Even so, it seems that my rhymed bit without what was added in comments was not accurate! One way to learn how to do something better is to find a way of doing it in the first place, and blog it!


  5. nrhatch says:

    FUN one, Col. 😀


  6. adinparadise says:

    It’s really early in the morning, Col. How do you expect me to take this in before gym and breakfast? 😀


  7. Harmony says:

    I follow too many blogs to make use of the email function, poor BB will be throttled if she buzzes me for every update. But I do like the reader … and one of these fine days when I have nothing better to do, I’m actually going to create a blog roll on my blog itself.


  8. I think you should start writing user manuals. I’d far prefer to read them in your prose than the boring stuff they usually have us sift through.


  9. 68ghia says:

    I just go to the reader after I’ve followed a post and change it in there – much easier!
    But I still don’t have a blog roll 😉


  10. kragenhai says:

    Thanks Col. But where I was a bit confused with the whole thing in the past I am now TOTALLY confused!


  11. I battle to keep on top of new posts, so now I rely on the email and the blog roll 🙂


  12. newsferret says:

    Advice given so free
    I think has brought the answer to me.


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