Clicking on the dashboard "gear" icon to the right of "Reading List", one should expect to see a list of Followed blogs, in the familiar menu. In some cases, what is seen will be bad news.
We are unable to load your FriendConnect data at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please try again shortly.
Upon trying again, the same error is frequently seen, repeatedly.
As an alternative to Blogger: Manage Blogs I'm Following (linked from the "gear" icon), try Google Friend Connect: Sites I've joined.
"Sites I've joined" may work, when "Manage Blogs I'm Following" won't.
The latter appears to work, for Blogger accounts that use Google / Google+ profiles - and the former, for Blogger accounts that use Blogger profiles.
Owners of Blogger blogs, who use Google+ profiles, won't use "Manage Blogs I'm Following".
So, use "Google friend connect: Sites I've joined".
Click on "Settings", then "Stop following this site".
"Sites I've joined" may require repeat authentication.
Using the Google Friend Connect wizard, you may have to sign into Google again, after clicking on the "Settings" link for the blog / website in question. Having signed in, you may have to click on "Settings" a second time, to get the "Settings" pop up window.
If the "Settings" popup window does not appear - or does not display or operate properly, you may need to check your cookie and script filters, and check that you are properly logged in to Blogger.
Neither wizard will work, if "you" cannot be identified.
There are legitimate reasons when neither wizard will help. Neither Blogger: Manage Blogs I'm Following nor Google Friend Connect: Sites I've joined will operate successfully, if you cannot be identified.
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