Monday, March 31, 2014

ARE YOU HAVING TROUBLE SIGNING UP TO FOLLOW A NEW BLOG?

Edited to add:
Please feel free to post this or a link to this
on your blog so we can spread the word!
It won't let me add it at the end of this post-Thanks

Having trouble following a new blog
or any blog?
Are you getting this message?
Name:
Photo:

Follow this blog
   More options

NanaDiana
We're sorry...
We were unable to handle your request. Please try again or return a bit later.
You can still follow but you have to 
take an extra step.
Click on 
More options
Now you will get a screen that looks 
something like this.
It will say that you are following but you are not yet.

Your profile
Already have a profile on the web? Use it instead

Settings for Bright Meadow FarmsStop following this site
You are following publicly
Connect with friends from social networks on this site
    + Add / Remove
 Fewer options  



Click on the Follow button and that should do it.




your photo name

52 comments:

Japolina said...

You're my new tech support Diana!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

I've gotten that screen too, but I closed it,then tried to add the blog again and it said you are already following this so I figured it took. Now I'm not sure.

Sylvia said...

I have got the "try again" one before and would try again and it worked, this must be something new.

Gail said...

Maybe that's why I haven't had any new followers for some time on GFC.

lynn said...

i have run into this problem--thanks for sharing, diana:) have a fun week! 70 here today-finally!

Kim M said...

Thank you!! I have been googling this for a week with no solution!

Susie said...

When I encounter something like this, I usually click off and try later...sometimes it goes through and other time not. I wish "they" would stop fixing things that aren't broke.LOLxoxo,Susie

Ron said...

LOL! I kept getting that too and I'm with Liz above. Thanks for being our "tech support guru". xo

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Happily I never have to worry about (or jump through hoops for) any "Following Thing."

-I made a private blog.
-There I installed the Blogger Gadget, to *Follow* blogs.
-New posts on blogs I want, show up there.
-My so-called-"Following" of blogs, is totally private. No hard feelings, if I cease to "Follow" any.
-It is OBVIOUS that I am "Following" people's blogs---Because I regularly COMMENT in them.

Works for me.

Tessa~

Jettie said...

hate it when blog world goes haywire.

My Forever Changing Home said...

YES! People have been trying to follow my blog but can't... so annoying. I got it this when I tried to follow someone. Thanks for figuring this out!

Stephanie said...

Yep! I have gotten that message and I did the same thing you said. But then last night I tried to follow someone and now I'm not getting any options, just a big blank screen with an error message. Do you know why it's doing this? Is Google wanting to get rid of GFC? Oh well . . . Hugs to you, sweet Diana!

Stephanie said...

P.S. - I added your post link to the bottom of my post this morning - hope that is okay :) http://theenchantingrose.blogspot.com/2014/03/its-my-birthday-that-means-giveaway-time.html

Vee said...

Yes, I have been having trouble and I usually just quit. Please assure me that I would not be signing on to Oogle plus.
I despise it with every fiber of my being. Okay. That was a little intense even for me, LOL! Thanks for the info.

Julie Corbisiero said...

Yes, I have a had friends try to sign up with GFC and have trouble doing so. I hope you don't mind if I use this on my blog and for future people that want join my blog and leave a link to this. It will be very helpful for the future. Thanks for explaining this situation so well!
Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

Donna said...

Thanks for sharing your awesome tip, Diana! I will remember this the next time I'm pulling my hair out over Google!!

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, If you have tried once to follow and it did not go through it will tell you, that you are all ready following, so now you get a blank page that says ERROR. Wish we all could just keep this thing simple. Are they just trying to get us all on Google Plus?
Who is Mr Google any whooo?
Roxy

Teresa said...

Yes! I tried following two blogs yesterday and I got an "sorry no can do message". Hope they get that fixed soon!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Thanks, Diana! I have tried to follow a couple of blogs recently and have gotten the "try again" message. I'll try again following your method!

Paulette said...

I appreciate this information.

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi, I'm your newest fan on GFC and bloglovin and I hope we can become friends. I found you from Stephanie at The Enchanting Rose! Maybe we can become blog friends. You were so helpful today and I hope that maybe you would want to follow me back too. Have a wonderful day and thanks again.
Julie at Julie's Lifestyle
julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

Faye said...

Yes, that happened to me yesterday, thanks for showing us how to get around it!

Anonymous said...

thanks!! I thought it was just me, I am a bit of a dummy with some of the tech things, you are a darlin!!!!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I noticed this option just the other day! I don't know how many blogs I tried to follow this past week and couldn't until I figured this out. I love how you were able to insert the images to explain it visually!

Nellie said...

Well, I've not encountered this difficulty since I haven't begun following any new blogs recently. I wonder if I will be able to remember these guidelines from you, Diana. Not too quick here with technology.:-) xo Nellie

Attic Clutter said...

oh no Hope you get it fixed Diana (:) my purple flowers aer from Walmart.. called
Pericallis
Hugs,patty

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I've had this happen to me but not lately, so maybe it will go away for you like it did me:)

Beth said...

I have been getting that msg too! Thanks!!

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Diana, testing and thanks so much!
Julie

JennyD said...

Well, incredibly, Diana, my page looks nothing like any of that. I am still having the problem but have thrown together a folder with everyone's page in it so at least I can blog walk and comment. I"ll still get with you later and see if we can think of anything to fix this darn thing. Oh, and one other tidbit, it also tells me my browser is not supported, that I need IE 9 or up.......I have 11, go figure. I'll talk to you later. Surgery is almost here and SO much to do :D Later, my so-much-like-me friend :D
xoxoxo

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Oh my...I thought I was following you....but I don't see my mug shot, will have to try again. I come here everyday so I figured I was in the loop some how....have a great day!!!

J said...

Thank you for that info, Diana! I have seen fretting about the issue on several blogs and tried to follow my own for a test - with the same problem. I will try your method and then hope for the best!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

you smartie party , You:) thanks so much.. I've tried 11 blogs and I thought maybe they had me blocked- I was starting to get a complex lol.

White Lace and Promises said...

I too have had problems. The more options doesn't come up either. Are you saying I have to go to their blog and click on that? I'm confused.

Merlesworld said...

I haven't had this problem but I haven't tried to follow new blogs for a while.
Merle..............

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Diana, thanks for sharing this info. I have seen this too. With blogger it's always something! LOL
XO

Grammy Goodwill said...

Thanks. I thought it was just me!

Nancy's Notes said...

I finally figured this out! Can you help me with my blog roll? I can't get it to come up anymore! It's not allowing me to save, not even one blog! I'm at a loss and did check with blogger...agraving! No help at all. Thanks Diana!

Gina said...

I haven't notice this problem...yet. Thanks for letting us know because I'm sure if I did encounter it, I would have been ready to pull my hair out.

must love junk said...

Yes! This has been happening to me! Thanks so much for the info, Diana...I had no idea!
Susan

My Garden Diaries said...

YES!!! Blogger is driving me nuts! There have been so many issues lately! Thank you for the information lady...we should hire you to help us all! HA! Happy week to you! Nicole oxox

JennyD said...

Diana, LOOK LOOK LOOK! I'm there in followers! Hot damn. Took forever. I think I have a different and very old version of blogger. What I noticed was, I do not have a 'dashboard' button at the top of my blog anymore, so I used a bunch of back doors to get to it and wham, finally. Now I can add whom I want to follow AND I can see the latest updates. All of that used to be by only one press of a button. It's ok, I made a reminder txt, hahaha. Can't keep this old lady down for long, no sirrreee. :D
Xoxoxo Have I told you lately I am SO glad to meet you? wink wink, true, but playing with you.

JennyD said...

Omg, I'm 600 and 90 friggin 4 I may never stop laughing!

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Well.....for some reason I could not follow you with my Google account because when I pressed the button to follow up came the screen that said, "webpage cannot be found" I must have tried it 4 times. THEN I went to my Yahoo account, I am signed up and following you but under an alias....Joseph....but it's a girls picture. Not exactly sure how this all transpired......but now I am in the loop under my husbands name...hahahahaha

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

I have seen this so much lately! Thanks for sharing this info!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU, so very helpful...I thought it was just my computer...(don't trust it, lol!)

Linda P said...

Look at you being so techy.....LOL yes, I found that out too! xo

Maureen Wyatt said...

It hasn't happened to me yet but I'm glad I know about it. Thanks!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Diana, thanks for taking care of us AGAIN. We love you!! This hasn't happened to me yet, but will jot down in case. The problem I have is I sign up for E-mail to come into my in box when a certain blog puts out a new post, I'm supposed to be notified. It comes from FeedBurner. Some are doing OK but some are not coming through and when I try to go back it just says 'you are already signed up' and that's it. Do you have this happen to you?..Judy

Dolly Sarrio said...

Diana thank you so much for letting us know this very important change. I've had emails to the fact that people can't follow..so a great big HUG and THANK YOU!

Chatty Crone said...

I think this means they are just busy!!!

Gypsy Heart said...

You know how I'm technically challenged! Will try this next time ~ I've gotten so frustrated I just close it.

xo
Pat