I need help from one of my blog-smart web friends.
WordPress doesn’t like Blogger. Blogger doesn’t like WordPress. Google is giving Reader the axe and soon those of us who use it to read all the kewl blogs we follow wont have it to complain about any more.
Alas, along the great blog highway other bloggers are making the chore of following their blogs ever more difficult.
Play Nicely Kiddies…
I primarily blog via WordPress and I follow an assortment of WP blogs. I do have a Blogger profile (which is now connected with Google+) and a blog that I have not been updating and there are Blogger blogs that I follow.
In fact, most of the RV blogs I follow are blogger blogs. It seems that a lot of RV’ers prefer Blogger to WordPress.
Over the years I have tried self-hosting WordPress installations, right now I’m using a WordPress.com version because I kept having problems with my self-hosted blog getting hacked.
You can see, I’m all over the place.
Here comes the problem though….. When I click on the WordPress “FOLLO” or the Blogger version of the same — they save the subscription to their own readers! Subscriptions I “follow” in WordPress don’t seem to show up in my Blogger reader and Subscriptions I “follow” in Blogger don’t seem to show up in my WordPress reader.
If I click on the RSS feed any of them show up in Google READER.
I have always used Reader to read my subscriptions. Easy Peasy — there has been an easy way for me to read all my follows in one place. clicking on the RSS feed button brought all my blogs into READER.
Alas, some bloggers aren’t supplying the RSS feed button any more, and I guess that must be connected with Google somehow because when I click it takes me to a page that allows me to choose where I want the subscription to show up, on my Google Home Page or in Reader. That works no matter where the blog originates as long as I have the RSS feed button to click.
My query is — what alternative is there?
WHAT ONE PLACE CAN I CLICK and WHAT ONE BUTTON can I put on my WordPress.com blog so all my blogs end up in the same feed reader — and offer the same convenience to my readers?
I’m hoping some Internet savvy super-whiz has some idea how to make my life easier.