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How to bookmark blogs?

  1. Is it possible to Bookmark blogs rather than just posts in blogs? There are some excellent blogs that I like a lot but I cannot find a place that explains how to bookmark them and keep them in one place in the WordPress environment, like in the Dashboard?

    I realize that I can hit Subscription or those RSS feeds but those all go to a reader, with which I am not familiar, or my own computer. I am used to the Blogger style that has a way to see all of the blogs and newest posts all on the Dashboard page.

    I am hoping that there is a similar system in WordPress.

    -Peregrine

    The blog I need help with is peregrine5700.wordpress.com.

  2. When you subscribe to a wordpress.com blog the posts published in that blog will be found in your Readomatic reader. > dashboard > right hand column > readomatic> http://peregrine5700.wordpress.com/ /wp-admin/index.php?page=readomattic

  3. Sorry I messed up that link. Here it is again > http://peregrine5700.wordpress.com/wp-admin/index.php?page=readomattic

  4. HI. I am going to have to try to figure this out, because the first link sent me to something called Read-O-Matic which appears to be on my own Dashboard. I now recall that years ago I started something with Read-O-Matic but never kept up with it for some reason that now I cannot remember.

    Maybe some breakfast is in order for me. :-) I feel a little lost about the page that I see in the first and second link.

    The thing I do now remember about Read-O-Matic is that I was not used to it and that it did not present the newest posts in a continuing toggle within the blogs to which they belonged. I think that this might be the downside of having become used to how Blogger does it; anything different which may be equally as efficient seems odd and it takes time to get accustomed.

    Probably WordPress people feel the same way when they go to Blogger and see that little feature in the Blogger Dashboard.

    I need some food to clear up my head.
    TimeThief, thanks for the Read-O-Matic reminder. :-) :-)

    -Peregrine

  5. HI. I am going to have to try to figure this out, because the first link sent me to something called Read-O-Matic which appears to be on my own Dashboard. I now recall that years ago I started something with Read-O-Matic but never kept up with it for some reason that now I cannot remember.

    Maybe some breakfast is in order for me. :-) I feel a little lost about the page that I see in the first and second link.

    The thing I do now remember about Read-O-Matic is that I was not used to it and that it did not present the newest posts in a continuing toggle within the blogs to which they belonged. I think that this might be the downside of having become used to how Blogger does it; anything different which may be equally as efficient seems odd and it takes time to get accustomed.

    Probably WordPress people feel the same way when they go to Blogger and see that little feature in the Blogger Dashboard.

    I need some food to clear up my head.
    TimeThief, thanks for the Read-O-Matic reminder. :-) :-)

    -Peregrine

  6. Here's a bettwer description for others who may find this in the forum searchbox. To locate Readomatic > > Dashboard > look at the right hand menu column and click "Readomatic".
    Dashboard
    Blog Surfer
    My Comments
    Readomatic

  7. OK, one more note before I go downstairs for some breakfast!

    Maybe I should hone down my question:

    Is there a way to bookmark an actual blog rather than a theme? There are a lot of blogs that devote space to Barak Obama, but some of them I find more useful than others. I want to get the latest post from specified, bookmarked blogs that deal with Barack Obama, not with the newest posts on him from ALL blogs that post about him;

    If not, then I will figure out a way to get the new posts down on my Desktop. I do not understand Readers too well, and not all blogs have a place to subscribe to an RSS subscription that comes to my Desktop.

    But basically, I am awfully behind on this topic so need some fourth grade level counseling. :-)

    -Peregrine

    Now going to flap her wings towards the kitchen for some fresh bird food.

  8. I prefer to have a system that resides on my WordPress Dashboard. I notice that when they come in an RSS feed to my computer I do not follow up to read new posts.

    -Peregrine

  9. When we subscribe to another wordpress.com blog it appears in our Readomatic reader. When we leave comments on wordpress.com blogs those comments are tracked and available to us in "My Comments". I am not aware of any other feature supplied by wordpress.com for bookmarking purposes.

  10. Timethief, thank you for the time you put into answering my questions. OK, I just now went to my Dashboard > Read-o-matic and see that somehow there are items there that I never knew were there.

    The top post comes from a blog that I know I never Bookmarked/Subscribed/whatever to, so it must be that Read-O-Matic only brings posts to my Dashboard that belongs to one of the TAGS i like to read.

    The problem is that there are so many blogs writing about my particular tag interests that I want to read only the ones from the blogs I select.

    So I guess Read-O-Matic isn't going to work for me, unless I am really misunderstanding how it works.

    -Peregrine

  11. Timethief: I just went and checked again and see that I must have been wrong. I had checked TAGS rather than BLOGS. I just now unchecked the OBAMA tag and now have no subscriptions to anything. I saw this on my Read-0-matic:

    Blogs
    You are subscribed to the following WordPress.com blogs:

    Add blog:
    Enter a WordPress.com blog address, such as matt.wordpress.com

    So I now will not click any tags but will click/bookmark/subscribe to blogs that I like.

    Now I will go back and figure out how to do that so that the subscription goes to my Read-O-matic NEW BLOG POSTS on my Dashboard rather than anywhere else.

    I guess I never realized what I was doing when I clicked TAGS but ignored BLOGS.

    -PEREGRINE, flight wings a little ragged but still working....

  12. And now another question:

    In Blogger, if I like a certain blog I just click "Follow this blog" and it is automatically added to the Reader in my Dashboard. There is a toggle of all the new posts from the blogs I am following.

    How do I "follow" a blog in WordPress? I see that there is a place where ostensibly one would have to type in the blog name, but is there an automatic way of doing this so that I do not have to always go to my Read-O-Matic section to manually type in the name of the blog I want to follow?

    If not, I am hoping that such a system is employed. I know that there would be a lot more subscriptions if subscribing were made very simple.

    -Peregrine

  13. As you have noticed we also have a Tag Surfer so we can follow wordpress.com blogs we choose to add to it. Dashboard > Tag Surfer
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/tag-surfer/

    Readomatic > This is a list of recent posts from your subscribed tags, blogs, and Top News categories.

    Site Subscriptions can now be managed under the subscriptions tab on the WordPress.com home page. http://wordpress.com/#subs&p=subscriptions.manage.blogs

    The Subscriptions tab on the WordPress.com home page allows you to easily subscribe to and keep track of blogs that you love to read.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/subscriptions/

    This is all I know.

  14. Timethief: I went to my blog again and discovered that somehow I had my own other blogs as subsctiptions. What on earth..................

    Anyhow, clicking onto the third link you provided led me to the instructions for subscribing to a BLOG, so now I know that I do not have to go to that Managing Subscriptions page to manually type in the name of the blog I want to follow.

    Thank you! Because that is exactly what I needed to know!

    -Peregrine

  15. You're welcome. :)

  16. TimeThief: An after thought: Do all WordPress blogs have that little "Subssribe" link at the top of the page?

    -Peregrine

  17. Yes If they are not "private" blogs then all wordpress.COM public blogs do have the subscribe link on the navigation bar.

    You can subscribe to a blog in two ways. If the blog is a WordPress.com blog, and you are logged in to your WordPress.com account, you will see the grey admin bar at the top of the window. On this admin bar you’ll notice a menu called “Subscribe”. Using this menu, select the “Subscribe to Blog” option in the “Subscribe” menu drop-down and you’ll be instantly subscribed to that blog. The blog’s new posts will now always appear under your subscriptions reader. The other way to subscribe to a blog is to do it via the subscriptions tab. http://en.support.wordpress.com/subscriptions/

  18. I will probably do all of it via the Subscriptions tab. :-)

    Thanx again TimeThief. :-)

    -Peregrine

  19. You're welcome. :)

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