How Do You Follow The Blogs You Love? [Poll]

We had a couple of conversations last week on both our Twitter and Fan Page about how we subscribe to online content, in this case from blogs. One of the things I find interesting is that all the responses came with at least 2 options, usually following on Twitter and RSS or combining Twitter and Facebook. In some cases even connecting in 3 different platforms at the same time.

In my case, I first follow on Twitter, then depending on the content and if I consider worth subscribing I do it via RSS. If we are talking about a singular post then I’ll give it some bookmarking love on Digg, Delicious, StumbleUpon, depending on what’s appropriate.

So share with us, you can actually choose 2 options and also feel free to add comments too…


To kick it up a notch at your blog, why not ask your audience how they would like to subscribe to your content? Or even, what do they want to see in their subscription…

Thank you!

  • Mostly I follow on Twitter, and in a few cases I subscribe by email

  • My answer completely depends on how long I have been following the blog. If I have recently found the blog and believe it to be a good resource I will follow on Twitter and bookmark it. If it is something I have been enjoying quite regularly then I will subscribe via e-mail.

  • Yes, sounds about right to me. Thanks Gregory.

  • Mostly I follow on Twitter, and in a few cases I subscribe by email

  • My answer completely depends on how long I have been following the blog. If I have recently found the blog and believe it to be a good resource I will follow on Twitter and bookmark it. If it is something I have been enjoying quite regularly then I will subscribe via e-mail.

  • Yes, sounds about right to me. Thanks Gregory.

  • Deb

    Hi F,
    If someone/something catches my eye and after a quick check of their blog/website I still like what I see, I subscribe by email. I actually get annoyed if someone doesn't offer email subscribe. I want it coming into my inbox directly, to be in my face and remind me I subscribed whether it's to follow the person themselves or a product or service I found interesting. I have an email address specifically just for online subscriptions so it doesn't clog up my main email box and easy to keep tabs on subscriptions and unsubscribe to any, should I choose to.

  • Hi Deb, email is a great idea as long as you have a separate account as you mention. I'll give it a try myself. Thanks for the comment!

  • I follow blogs in a variety of ways including following the bloggers in Twitter lists, subscribing to their account on StumbleUpon and receiving shares, and also RSS feed – most in Google Reader and some that I feel I can't miss out on via email – the email ones are usually bloggers that only write once or twice a week though.

  • luchadora_felina

    I follow interesting blogs with a combination of links from twitter, articles posted on facebook, tumblr and anything else that peaks my interests. There isn't a rhyme or reason to is, and that makes things more challenging sometimes. I wish I could have a system that would unify all of them, but I don't.

  • Agreed, over posting blogs are hard on your inbox. I liked Deb's idea of having a 2nd email account for your subscriptions.

  • I just keep mine filtered by subject, so I see the highlighted label when I get new subscription updates. A second account is not a bad idea though, except it means you have to check two places.

  • I follow blogs in a variety of ways including following the bloggers in Twitter lists, subscribing to their account on StumbleUpon and receiving shares, and also RSS feed – most in Google Reader and some that I feel I can't miss out on via email – the email ones are usually bloggers that only write once or twice a week though.

  • luchadora_felina

    I follow interesting blogs with a combination of links from twitter, articles posted on facebook, tumblr and anything else that peaks my interests. There isn't a rhyme or reason to is, and that makes things more challenging sometimes. I wish I could have a system that would unify all of them, but I don't.

  • Agreed, over posting blogs are hard on your inbox. I liked Deb's idea of having a 2nd email account for your subscriptions.

  • I just keep mine filtered by subject, so I see the highlighted label when I get new subscription updates. A second account is not a bad idea though, except it means you have to check two places.

  • In addition to RSS feeds, I find great blog posts by clicking on links from lots of people on Twitter, though I don't necessarily follow bloggers.

  • I'm a bit of both between email subscription and Google Reader. Also keeping track of my personalized Twitter lists for sites that are not my niche but insightful. My top pick will be email subs but I limit that to the 'must-read' blogs. Voted. 🙂

    @wchingya
    Social/Blogging Tracker

  • I'm a bit of both between email subscription and Google Reader. Also keeping track of my personalized Twitter lists for sites that are not my niche but insightful. My top pick will be email subs but I limit that to the 'must-read' blogs. Voted. 🙂

    @wchingya
    Social/Blogging Tracker

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  • Seo_services_company

    i do follow those blogs that is shown on facebook, twitter and high PR sites, and all social bookmark sites like Digg, stumble upon, mixx etc.

  • i follow them via RSS Subscribtion, the best way to get the lastest News on my PC.

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  • In some cases even connecting in 3 different platforms at the same time.

  • In my case, I first follow on Twitter, then depending on the content
    and if I consider worth subscribing I do it via RSS. If we are talking
    about a singular post then I’ll give it some bookmarking love on Digg,
    Delicious, StumbleUpon, depending on what’s appropriate.
     

  • In my case, I first follow on Twitter, then depending on the content
    and if I consider worth subscribing I do it via RSS. If we are talking
    about a singular post then I’ll give it some bookmarking love on Digg,
    Delicious, StumbleUpon, depending on what’s appropriate.