One such moment may be, when you receive a blog membership invitation.
The purpose of this message is to inform you that xxxxxxx has invited you to join their private blog "xxxxx xxxxx". To accept this invitation, click on the button below.or
The purpose of this message is to inform you that yyyyyyy has invited you to contribute to their blog "yyyyy yyyyy". To accept this invitation, click on the button below.Unless you know the blog owner, this may be your one chance.
If you get an invitation to be a designated reader on a private blog - or an author on either a private or team blog - decide, and act as soon as possible.
Any invitation that you get will be temporary. Blog membership invitations expire, after a fixed amount of time.
Accept the invitation, to view and note the URL.
If the blog is private, and you accept the invitation as a reader, make a note of the URL too.
Long ago, you might get a "preview link" in the invitation - allowing you to view the blog, and bookmark / copy the URL for later. The "preview link" feature was abused by too many owners - and appears to be gone now.
No preview = no URL until after you accept the invitation.
Become an author, on a team blog!
Become a reader, on a private blog!
There's a limited amount of detail, in the invitation.
How useful is either invitation, if you don't accept, when viewed later? You can get the owner name (as provided by the owner), and the blog title - and that's it.
- Invitations contain only the author name, the blog title, and a membership token.
- A reader invitation, for a private blog, may not produce an entry in the dashboard "My blogs" list.
- Both author and reader invitations will expire.
Act promptly, for best result.
If you get an invitation, and you file it away so you can "think about it", don't think about it too long.
Once the token expires - and if you don't know the owner - you'll not be able to contact the owner. And until you accept the invitation - and actually view then bookmark the blog - you won't find out the URL.
Act quickly - or never.
If you get an invitation to be an author on a private or team #Blogger blog, or a reader on a private blog, act promptly. Invitations expire too soon - they contain few details - and won't be very useful later.