When you follow a blog on WordPress.com, the new posts from that site will appear in your Reader, where you can view the latest posts published across the blogs you follow. You’ll also receive notifications of new posts by email.
How to Follow Blogs
If you have a WordPress.com account, when you are logged in, click the button that appears in the toolbar at the top of all WordPress.com sites. All new posts published on that blog will now show up in your reader. You will also receive email notifications of new posts. You can change your settings to Immediate, Daily, or Weekly delivery, or opt-out of email notifications.
If you do not have a WordPress.com account, you can follow a blog with the button that appears in the lower right-hand corner of WordPress.com sites:
After clicking on the Follow button, a dialog box will pop up asking for the email address where new blog posts should be sent.
Be sure to click on the confirmation link in the email that we send you. Until you’ve confirmed your subscription request, you won’t receive email notifications for new posts and updates.
Note: Blog administrators can hide this Follow button by adjusting their email reading settings. Here they can also customize the message that’s sent when someone follows the blog.
You can also follow a blog using the Follow Blog Widget in a site’s sidebar:
Follow a Blog Not on WordPress.com
To add a blog from Tumblr, Blogger, or any other service to your reader, click EDIT:
In the text box at the top of the page, enter the URL of the site you’d like to follow, and future posts published on that blog will appear in your reader.
Change Your Email Settings
Click the Manage Delivery Settings link in your reader to change your default email delivery methods for all the blogs you follow.
Manage Email and IM Settings for Specific Blogs
To change your email preferences on a per-blog basis, click Edit in your Reader and click the “edit” link next to the email delivery details for a specific blog you follow. Use the toggle buttons to change the frequency of email notifications for specific blogs:
If you have set up a WordPress.com Jabber account, you can get new posts instantly pushed to you via instant messenger (IM) by checking the box next to the title of the blog.
How to Unfollow a blog if you’re a WordPress.com user
First, make sure you’re logged in. Then visit the site you want to Unfollow, hover over the button that says Following in the toolbar at the top of the screen, and the option to Unfollow the blog will appear.
You can also click Edit List in your Reader to display the list of blogs you follow. Find the blog you no longer wish to follow, then click the grey X next to the name of the site to stop receiving notifications of new posts from that blog.
How to Unfollow a blog if you’re not a WordPress.com user
Visit the Subscription Management page and click the Unfollow link next to the blog title. Changes to these settings will be immediate.
To learn about following comments on individual posts, visit the Follow Comments support page.
Want to know how many followers you have? Check out the My Followers support page.
You can invite people to follow your blog with an email invitation sent from your dashboard.