I’ve been exclusively using WordPress.com or WordPress.org for a while now, and what I love about WP blogs is the ability to subscribe by email to the blog, or to subscribe to the comments on certain posts. I can’t figure this out with Blogspot.
I leave comments and then forget which article I commented on – I want to see responses, but I can’t remember where they are, or I just don’t think to check back. I also don’t know how to subscribe to these blogs.
Help me please! I want to read your blog. I want to comment. I want to see the interaction. How do I do it! I want this by email (if possible). I think there’s some RSS thing, but that is above my level of understanding.
One additional note: May I suggest that you enable the name/url option – often WP folks have issues logging in with their WP or OpenID. I love being able to enter my name/url.
JiuJiu’s note: there are a ton of great conversations that happen here – so it might be worth it to subscribe to a post or two if you want to continue participating!
It should be very simple: there is normally a ‘Subscribe’ button when you’re commenting on a blogspot blog, or a tickbox. E.g., at the bottom of this post, which is powered by blogger, there is a ‘notify’ tickbox.
If all else fails, you can subscribe to the RSS of that specific post. To do that, you can copy and paste the specific url for that one post and put it in your RSS reader, depending on how clever the RSS reader in question is. Alternatively, you may see the little orange RSS symbol pop up in the address bar when you’ve navigated to the post in question. Clicking on that should give you some RSS subscription options.
I started using Feedly. Thank you for your help! Can you link to your favorite blogs that you usually recommend?
Feedly should work ok: that’s what I use for RSS too, which is probably true of most ex-Google Reader users. Still annoyed they stopped that service, as it was great. But meh.
I think all my favourite blogs are linked in the ‘blog feed’ bit on the left hand side of my site: you can expand that to see the full list, then there is the mega-list on blogs in a link at the bottom. 🙂
When you post a comment on a blogger post, there is a checkbox indicating “Notify Me” this will notify you of any follow-up comments via e-mail. I am a new TKD woman blogger and I am actually thinking about moving over to WordPress from blogger.