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 Follow button that appears in the bottom right-hand corner 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 on Manage:
In the text box at the top of the page, enter the URL of the site you’d like to follow:
Click Enter and future posts published on that blog will appear in your Reader. The last site followed appears at the top of your list of followed sites:
Change Your Email Settings
Go to My Sites → Notifications → Reader Subscriptions to change your default email delivery methods for all the blogs you follow.
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 Default delivery via Jabber instant message.
Manage Email and IM Settings for Specific Blogs
To change your email preferences on a per-blog basis, click Manage in your Reader and click the arrow next to the title of a specific blog you follow. Select the frequency of email notifications for each 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 and click the button that says Following in the bottom right-hand corner.
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 green word Following 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.