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There Is No Reader Limit, For A Public Blog

Occasionally, we see evidence of subtle confusion about blog member and reader limits, expressed by some blog owners in Blogger Help Forum: How Do I?.
How can I let more than 100 people read my blog?

To cut through the confusion here, we need to start with one basic question.

Is the blog intended to be private, or public?

For a public blog, the reader population is limitless. The legendary limit of 100 is against the blog member list, as you would see in the Settings - Permissions wizard.

The member limit of 100 is for the total of Administrators, Authors, and Designated Readers. Designated readers (in a private blog) are counted; readers (in a public blog) are not counted.

If you have a single owner private blog, the single owner is one member - so the designated reader population is limited to a maximum of 99. With a team owned private blog, you'll have at least 2 administrators / authors - so the designated reader population is limited to a maximum of 98.

The total may be lower, depending upon the total number of administrators / authors. The relevant detail here is private blogs - team blogs, in general, have no reader limit. Only private team blogs have a limit in designated readers.


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