Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Confusion About The Designated Reader Limit In Private Blogs

Many bloggers are confused by the limit of up to 100 (actually, up to 99) readers in a blog. Questions like
Is it possible to have more then 100 readers on your blog? - Does that 100 readers include those who subscribe to your RSS feed?
are seen regularly in Blogger Help Forum.

The limit here starts with the limit of up to 100 designated members of a blog. Designated members include
  • Administrators.
  • Authors
  • Readers (for a private blog)


With a public blog, your readers (non designated) are unlimited. There, you can have up to 100 administrators and authors. With a private blog, you have at least 1 administrator (and possibly more administrators and authors), so you can simply have up to 99 designated readers.

Only with a public blog can you have a newsfeed, and Following. Private blogs don't have newsfeeds, so using Following on a private blog is a waste of time. That's true for both Following using Google Friend Connect, and for Following using a FeedBurner Email Subscription.

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1 comment:

Joey Castillo said...

Thanks. I'm glad to hear that more than 99 people can view my public blog.