Where’s the “Follow” Button?

Okay, so I’ve been messing around with my site for 2 days now, off and on, trying to get a simple little button on there so people can click and “Follow” me. Everyone else has a button like that on their blog. It was just recently brought to my attention that I don’t have one and it might help grow my blog if there’s a way for people to easily follow it. Hence the reason why everyone else has a freaking button! I’ve even had a few readers personally ask me to add one so they can follow me without having to subscribe the email way.

Anyway, I don’t have a widget set up and ready for me to use as opposed to how it sounds like most people do. Don’t know why this is but I’m not going to put much thought into figuring out why that is. Maybe I’m just special! Yup, that’s what I’m going with!

I think I have to download a plug-in that offers me the ability to use a “Follow” button and then add it as a widget somewhere or something like that. I just know I got really close last night and apparently fell out before I was able to make anything happen. I just wanted to update anyone who cares about my progress and let you know that I really have been working on it. I’m sorry it’s taking me so long to do what should be seemingly simple but I’m learning as I go on WordPress. Plus, I get so easily distracted when it comes to this stuff. There’s just so much to learn and I know so little at this point. Bare with me though!

Thanks for your patience! All my love! ❤️❤️❤️

8 Replies to “Where’s the “Follow” Button?”

    1. I’ve been stuck in bed with these sweating fits that come along with Gorman issues I have. Part of the numerous chronic health conditions I live with. So basically, I feel like I haven’t gotten anything accomplished in the past two days. Progress has halted right now. 🤨

  1. OK – i think i’ve got this! 😉

    When you log in to your blog you should have a menu bar at the top that has My Sites and Reader on it top left of screen? Click My Sites and scroll down to ‘Customise’. Scroll down the left side to where you should see ‘Widgets’? Click Widgets and you should be shown a list of your sidebars to your blog,? Select which one you want to add the follow button to: ( the footer sidebar may be the only one on your current blog theme?) scroll down to ‘Add Widgets’. You should have an alphabetic list of widgets and one should be ‘Follow Button’ Click that and follow the instructions and the button should fit on your blog In the sidebar you chose above. ( I have a free site and this works for me!)

      1. can you add widgets to a sidebar/footer bar? ( the sidebars come up first as soon as you click ‘Widgets’ on my blog)? 🙂

      2. …and do you have the ‘+ add a widget’ button in the widgets list that comes up when you choose a sidebar??? that’s where the follow button and follow blog widgets are. 🙂

Enlighten me please