An Important Update

Dear Followers Of This Blog ...

If you did not use a Blogger / Google account when you Followed this blog, years ago, you are probably not Following now . During the past...

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Control How You Present Yourself, As A Follower

Many bloggers, who Follow a large variety of blogs, notice discrepancies in their Following icons and / or profile names, displayed on the different Followed blogs.

We see questions like
I updated my Following picture last week, but several blogs still show the old picture.
How do I show myself, using a different name, on different blogs?
in various discussions in Blogger Help Forum: How Do I?.

Following offers many options, as you Follow various blogs.

If you have many accounts, you can choose which profile to display.

Besides choosing what account host you wish to use, you can select what profile to use, to provide your Follower persona. The profile selections do not correspond, on a one to one basis, with the account host choices. You can have a profile, hosted by
  • Following (Default)
  • Blogger
  • Google
  • Orkut
  • Netlog
  • Plaxo
  • Twitter

You can choose your profile host, based on your own preferences.

Each different profile can show a different combination of picture, name, "About me", "Links", and / or "Sites I've joined" features. You can change your profile selection for each site from the "Site Settings" wizard.

Once you select a profile, you'll see the current contents of that profile - and you'll have a link to the profile editor, as provided by the profile host, so you can make the appropriate changes.

(Update 2016/01): Blogger Engineering is now rewriting Following, to make the Followers gadget and the Following service more reliable - and they are eliminating these non Google services from Following. Anybody using any of the non Google services is urged to Follow this blog again - using a Blogger / Google account.

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RK Neupane said...

good article

lunalupis said...

good article, however, if I do not have a presence in any but two of those, and I am using the same picture, why would it then revert to my old photo? I am sorry, though informative, this does not answer my question, nor help me in any way with my problem. Thank you.

Chuck said...


Unfortunately, we can't get every problem right on the nose, every time. Why not post back in your existing discussion, so we can explore your problem further?