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 http://englishjavadrinker.blogspot.com/2011/09/followers-what-followers.html. Maybe you'll get more followers if people can see the button.
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