Many Social Networking web site's like BlogCatalog, Stumbleupon offers such community building service to online users. Mybloglog (YAHOO) pioneer in offering this facility where mybloglog users can show up their community and follower's by displaying Mybloglog Widgets on website/blog.
Micro-blogging site Twitter also shows up such statistic's on Number of Follower's, Number of people you are following on and your tweet updates.
Good to hear that Google has realised potential of Web 2.0 and by adding new feature "Follow your favorite blogs" on Blogger indicates that Google team is moving towards social networking.
How to Use "Follow your favorite blogs" on Blogger:-
To follow a blog with the Followers' Gadget, simply click the “Follow This Blog” link. You can show your support for the blog by following it right from your Blogger Dashboard or in Google Reader.
Following isn't just for bloggers, it's also designed to make it easier for readers to keep tabs on their favorite blogs.
In addition, you can easily check out what blogs other fans are writing and following - you might even find another blog you’ll want to add to your reading list. And by the way, you can follow any blog, even if it isn't hosted on Blogger or doesn't have the Followers gadget. Just go to your Reading List in your Blogger Dashboard, click the “Add” button, and type in the blog’s URL. And you can even import existing subscriptions from Google Reader.
So start following your favorite blogs. If you like TopRankSEOBlog you can follow it too.......:-)
And.... there's more to come! Google is also in the process of integrating with Google Friend Connect so you can give your readers more engaging social features. For more details about what Google have launched, check out the help articles here:
- What is Following?
- How do I add the Followers gadget to my blog?
- How do I use the Blogger Reading List?
- Following a Blog Publicly vs. Anonymously