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Somehow, I managed to add all of my subscriptions from Google Reader to Blogger's 'following' service: FriendConnect. This is really annoying, as my 153 subscriptions show up in a list in my Google Reader. I know I can just hide them in Google Reader, but how can I remove all sites from my 'Blogs I'm Following' list (without doing it randomly).

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I eventually just removed them manually. The quickest process I found for doing so was:

Visit http://www.blogger.com/manage-blogs-following.g and log into your Google account if not already.

Click on the Settings link next to one of the blogs in the list

Don't click on Stop following this site in the window that pops up. Instead, click on the Sites you've joined tab on the right sites.

Here should be a compact list of all of the sites you're following along with stop following links.

Clicking on these links should be much quicker than removing sites from the main list and dealing with a popup window opening and closing all of the time.

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This is the only way that I even know how to remove blogs from friend connect, especially without Google Reader. I didn't realize that this was all you wanted to do! (I don't know of a programmatic way of doing it, but I don't think it is intended to be an application, jut a convenient little tool). –  Feral Oink Sep 27 '13 at 1:26
    
@FeralOink That's okay, I upvoted your answer anyway –  bungeshea Sep 27 '13 at 1:51
    
bungeshea: You are a kind soul :o) Thank you. –  Feral Oink Sep 28 '13 at 9:42
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I just noticed that that happened to me yesterday. I don't know what caused it. I don't mind it, but to undo, try this:

  1. Go to Google Reader overview page
    http://www.google.com/reader/view/#overview-page
  2. Go to the little cog wheel on the left. Click it and select Settings from drop-down menu.
  3. You'll get a screen with tabs, that I don't recall seeing horizontally. (It was a vertical list instead). On the Preferences tab, look toward the end, under the Misc heading. Uncheck the second box:
    "Show followed blogs from Blogger".

Google Reader tabbed settings view

This won't unsubscribe you from the blogs. I assume that you don't want to unsubscribe, just not view those blogs in Google Reader. This works if using Google Chrome browser with Google Reader. I haven't tried anything else.

EDIT

I read a CNET post about Google Reader issues this morning. Google seems to have addressed whatever the issue was. Maybe it was a minor feature upgrade? I don't remember seeing all these options. Also, I accessed Settings from a link here http://www.google.com/reader/ but can't find that now. Anyway, it is working fine for me today.

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Since Google Reader is no more, it is no longer possible to follow the advice of this answer. –  Al E. Sep 10 '13 at 20:27
    
Hello, @AlEverett !! Yes, Google Reader is no more, but FriendConnect lives on. However, the question specifically asked about Google Reader. Should I delete this, or try to answer the question sans Reader? Either alternative is fine. Just let me know, and I will comply. –  Feral Oink Sep 13 '13 at 13:03
    
Thanks, but I mentioned that I can hide the blogs in Google Reader, but I want to clean up and remove the blogs completely. –  bungeshea Sep 26 '13 at 0:24
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