Blogrolls that show other blogs' updates
This is not possible on a free hosted wordpress.com blog blogrolls. You can use RSS widgets to display for each site though. The RSS Widget displays posts from any RSS feed. See here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/rss-widget/
Thanks, that’s something like it. When I do it it doesn’t come out nearly as streamlined-looking as the example on that page, though. It carries an RSS icon and insists on putting the blog title and the entry information on two separate lines–somewhat cumbersome for a blogroll.
If I get ambitious enough with this blog, maybe I’ll upgrade to a ritzier version. Thanks for the information.
I’m sorry it’s not exactly what you wanted. You’re welcome and best wishes with your blog. :)
Is this feature available in some of the paid versions of WordPress? It is a great feature – would love to have it as well (would pay for it).
No there is no upgrade that provides this feature on wordpress.com blogs.
As for me, I most certainly would not consider paying to what amounts to advertising the updating of other people’s blog entries on my free hosted wordpress.com blogs.
About paying for “advertising” – depends on the goal of the blog. Mine isn’t focused on commerce or promoting my own IP, etc. – it’s informational and community-focused (around type 1 diabetes), so seeing instantly which other blogs have new info. is a key feature.
I’m an experienced blogger (6 years) and a blogging minimalist in an age of auto-generated information overload. I don’t need or want such a display on my blog, but if you do that’s cool. :) I subscribe to blog feeds by email and I’m continually updated. I then selectively choose which posts I may wish to read, comment on, and/or blog about.
Yep, agree this is a much need feature – don’t want to use email. Most people who move from blogger to wordpress ask how to do it – and are disappointed!
I’m sorry the feature does not exist here. You can use RSS widgets to accomplish the same thing as I described above. You can also request that Staff consider adding it. http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/
I’d been wondering about this feature too – I find it a useful feature on blogs run by some friends on Blogger, so I wondered if it was possible to do it via WordPress. Snapshots/m-shots used to work in a similar way by making it possible to see if a friend’s blog in my sidebar had been updated lately – is there any chance that they will be coming back?
I’m sorry the feature does not exist here. You can use RSS widgets to accomplish the same thing as I described above. You can also request that Staff consider adding it when they reactivate the contact link after the Memorial Day long weekend has come to an end. http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/
Thanks, Timethief, I will send in a request.
You’re welcome. :)
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