Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Over 100 Followers

A few days ago a record was broken when a post got over 100 comments . Today I noted that we have over 100 followers of this blog, which is very nice (you can see the followers at the bottom of the right sidebar). If you are not one of them but want to follow this blog, click here.

15 Comments:

Peter M. Head said...

what is the advantage of being a follower? (Other than membership of the "Tommy is my guru club"?)

Peter M. Head said...

can we get them all to send in sweets?

Peter M. Head said...

Or questions?

Peter M. Head said...

Or books?

Tommy Wasserman said...

Peter, do you subscribe to anything, like a newspaper, so that you don't have to go out and buy it every morning? Okay, it is easy enough to bookmark the blog, but if you follow say 50 blogs on a regular basis you may want to use functions like this instead of 50 bookmarks. In this way you make your own "blogroll" in your special reader. So it is a service to readers that want to collect the material that they regularly read.

There are other possible functions to use like "sharing." We have not built in that possibility on individual posts, but within people's readers I guess they can easily share a certain blogpost with their friends.

BTW, this is an ETC guru club!

Tommy Wasserman said...

BTW, you make me feel like the technical geek on this blog, but I am a real novice and slow learner. Just look at Mark Goodacre or Stephen Carlson who are "twittering", "flickring" and "tagging" all the time. I will never reach their level. On the other hand, there is the saying, "In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king."

Peter M. Head said...

Dear techno guru,
Do followers get to read the comments too?

Peter M. Head said...

Or do they have to click on some thingy on their computerised whatsit?

Peter M. Head said...

I always thought you were a little one-eyed O Royal Master/Guru.

Peter M. Head said...

Now, if I can only figure out where I left that keyboard thing ...

Tommy Wasserman said...

Peter, in my Google Reader (which I don't use by the way), I have 99 subscribed blogs. I can choose to view a chunk of the recent posts or the whole post, I can click on one of the individual blogs to get a list of all the recent posts on just that blog (like our "archive" in the right sidebar), then I can click on individual posts to be directed to the blog (and read the comments there). I can share, e-mail, "star" items, etc. There are more options than I can overview.

Tommy Wasserman said...

BTW, I only acquired the free Google Reader in order to compile a bunch of of interesting biblioblogs and add a blogroll function to this blog.

Peter M. Head said...

Well I don't use a Google Reader either. I just have to read things myself.

Tommy Wasserman said...

No, you don't need one since you have my blogroll.

T. Webb said...

Hmmm... I've subscribed to this blog for a while through Google Reader, but I don't show up as a follower... so you may have many more of us out there!