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Sunday, 21 September 2008

Block a Follower



What if you have someone Following your blog, and you don't want them to?

Well, you BLOCK them ... BUT - if your blog is set to Public, you can't stop that Blocked blogger from anything other than appearing in your list of Public Followers. You can't stop him/her from Viewing your blog, Commenting on your blog (unless you have Comment Moderation enabled), or Subscribing to your blog.

*n.b: ...and YOU can't Block an Anonymous Follower!

If you set your Blog to Private, Following won't work, because Feeds do not work on Private Blogs!

So, you don't want someone 'Following' your Blog - publicly, simply click on Manage that Follower ...




On your Dashboard ...




The next screen then appears, where you can check that you are Blocking the correct Follower, then click BLOCK ...


This screen will then appear ...



If you then wish to check which Followers have been Blocked from your Followers Gadget, click Manage again, then select ...




If you realise you blocked someone you didn't want to, then click UNBLOCK. - Easy!


Remember: You have to be logged-in to Follower gadget, with the ID of an Administrator of that blog! If not, you won't be able to Block.


Blocking a Follower - Updated April 2010


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7 comments:

Sonya said...

Thanks for the info :)

Budaházi Brigitta said...

Roberto, thank you so much for this little tut! I googled for the info, because blogger help wasn't proper enough, and then I have found your post! Thanks again, bye

cat in a bag said...

"The next screen then appears, where you can check that you are Blocking the correct Follower, then click 'BLOCK'"

What if that screen doesnt appear? I cant find the block option anywhere!

help please!

Roberto said...

Hi, cat in a bag !

I'm sorry, I have been away for a while and Blogger has changed the Blocking, somewhat. Instead of a Blue Block button, they now have a different method.
Go to your Dashboard, click on 'Followers' of that particular Blog, then click on the photo icon of the blogger you wish to block. Then another pop-up screen will come on ... featuring the option to block this user, immediately under the photo icon.
Remember though, "...when you Block a follower of your blog, the user will no longer appear in the Followers Gadget on your blog and will not see your blog in their Blogger Reading List. However, since your blog is public, the user can still use the other feed readers to subscribe to your blog, read your posts, and comment"... (Google Help).

cat in a bag said...

Hi, Roberto!

Thank you for helping me but actually, a couple of hours later I found out what to do ^^'

But I really appreciate you answering me back!

Thanks again =)

Gozde said...

Thanks for the info :)) Blogger help was no use and I needed to block someone.

Cheers!

Kerani said...

Thanks for posting this! Too bad you can't cut off the viewing but I guess everything's a balance...