I found this awesome post on how to follow blogs on The Shine Project by Casey Leigh. I find myself trying to explain to my family and friends how to follow me and since I'm such a new blog I need their support!
The following is Casey's post:
*This post is for people who read their favorite blogs daily via facebook, twitter, other people's "blog rolls" or maybe just look them up daily but aren't actually following.
I have had a lot of people tell me that they like reading my blog or a certain blog but don't know how to "follow" or maybe are unsure of what "following" a blog is. So here ya go...
What is Following?
If you have a favorite blog and want to let the author and readers know that you are a fan... you can do that by "following" their blog.
I think it is a nice way to say we "support" you and what you have to say!
You do not need to have a blog to follow one. So following isn't just for bloggers, it's also designed to make it easier for readers to keep tabs on their favorite blogs.
Also, you can choose to follow publicly or privately.
So select how you'd like to follow the blog, then click the "Follow this blog" button.
It is that simple, you are now a follower of the blog! If you elected to follow the blog publicly, your profile picture will be displayed on the blog with a link to your Blogger profile.
That's it :). Just a little fyi !
If you have a number of blogs you enjoy, go follow them...it will mean a lot to those writing them, a good way to send support their way.
Also, if you follow a blog that you think others would benefit from, you should post about it...share the love. Even if you don't know the author personally, and possibly have never even commented on their blog before....you never know who you will be blessing/ helping!