Missing your Followers gadget?

May 28, 2011

Missing your Followers gadget?

May 28, 2011

Sad ’cause your not gaining any new followers lately?

Not a problem!

I just stumbled along the coolest tutorial that will put a little “Follow” button in your sidebar…just like the one you see below:

This will enable your readers to follow as usual, even if your Followers gadget isn’t working.

The tutorial is really easy to follow and can be found at Latest Tech Tips.

I did add some extra code to center the button, as shown in the picture below:
Good luck and may you gain many new followers!


  • Alisha May 28, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Thank you for sharing! Now I wish the followers gadget would start working! But I guess this will do until then!

  • Anonymous May 28, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Yay! It worked. Now if only I could post comments under my name!


  • Mrs. Mc May 28, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    THANK YOU for this Kristen! I have had such issues with Blogger lately! I still can't post comments in IE9!!!
    ~ Mrs. Mc
    Little Literacy Learners

  • Mrs. Owens May 28, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Thank you!

    Go Fourth! With Owens

  • Oceans of First Grade Fun May 28, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Ms. A

  • Mechele May 28, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Thank you so much! I think it worked for me!
    Barrow's Hodgepodge

  • Mrs. Saoud May 28, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Thank you! I've also followed by selecting the follow button on the top of the person's screen near report abuse & next blog.

  • Kristen May 28, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Oh for cryin' out loud–I never noticed that before!! I feel so silly! Thanks Cheryl! 🙂

  • Mrs. Lochridge May 28, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Thanks, once again! I was going to email you when I noticed my followers weren't showing up…but, I thought it was just my computer. You are so tech savvy…I knew you'd have an answer.

    First Grade Factory

  • Amber May 28, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Thank you for posting this. I'm doing my first giveaway and was afraid that it wasn't going to work out! Come check it out at http://teachinglazenby.blogspot.com/


  • Ms. Morgart May 28, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Same here! I was planning a giveaway and thought my plans were shot! Thanks so much Kristen!!
    Curls and a Smile

  • Fern Smith May 29, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Thanks so much! You made this so simple!

  • Anonymous May 29, 2011 at 3:01 am

    Thank you for sharing! I can't post unless I post as anonymous.


  • Colleen May 29, 2011 at 3:05 am

    Thanks so much for posting this info! Of course now that I've added it to my blog the followers section is back. Oh well, I'm leaving all options just in case. Thanks again!


  • Harshad Sonaje May 29, 2011 at 6:52 am

    Thanks for putting my article in your post. I am glad it is helping out more and more people now.

  • Erin Klein June 1, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Thanks for all you share!

    Erin Klein

  • New End Studio June 2, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Thanks for sharing this, I put it on my blog yesterday, since I'm having a giveaway this button will help.

    Come and enter the giveaway: http://newendstudio.blogspot.com/2011/05/bright-ideas-book-giveaway.html

  • Ms. Patterson June 25, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Okay I don't want to seem like a bother but I have a question. I have been trying to upload my documents that I create using zamzar which coverts them to a pdf. The problem is that when I upload them the fonts change to a plain boring font. I don't know what I am doing wrong and thought perhaps you could help. I would greatly appreciate it! My email is pocketofkinders@gmail.com and my blog is


  • Mrs. Lochridge June 29, 2011 at 1:45 am

    Hey Kristen!! I searched through your blog, but didn't find a tutorial on how to change the comments phrase (i.e., 3 high fives, 5 brain sprinkles, etc.) I've looked on the web and tried to play with their directions, but it didn't work. So, I figured I'd turn to you for some tips. How do you customize your comments phrase?

    First Grade Factory

  • Annie Moffatt March 29, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Kristin…thank you for posting this!! You are always saving me!! I will input the follower button, but I wish there was a way to see the follower:( Thanks again for this…really…you are AWESOME!!

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