Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tech Tuesday (on Thursday) - The Case of the Missing Followers

I noticed almost as soon as I started blogging that the nifty Followers gadget would disappear! You know the one, it has a blue "Join this site" button to follow with Google Friend Connect. The word "FOLLOWERS" would show up, but the button and the list of followers would not. I had to refresh my page (sometimes multiple times) to get it to come back. This problem occurred whether I used Firefox, Chrome or the IE browsers. I noticed that some of the blogs that I read had missing Followers buttons as well. Refreshing the page temporarily solved the issue, but I knew that not everyone would know to try it and that we might be missing out on some awesome followers.

I searched and searched the Blogger Help Forum and it seemed that a lot of people were having the same problem but there was no solution! Then finally I ran across a forum post directing me to the Code from an English Coffee Drinker blog that explained how to fix the problem. I now have a Followers button that stays put. Thank you, Mark!

If you have this problem, head on over to Maybe you'll get more followers if people can see the button.

Thanks for dropping by.


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  1. I didn't know my "followers" was missing until I read your post. I went and looked and sure enough, they were gone and there was a big blank space. I followed the link and fixed it. Thanks for the heads up and thanks to Mark for the fix.

  2. I'm glad yours is fixed, too. I now have a phantom "16" below the gadget but that's okay. I don't think anyone else will notice it. :D