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).
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.
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:
- Go to Google Reader overview page
- Go to the little cog wheel on the left. Click it and select Settings from drop-down menu.
- 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".
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.
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.