Wow, feedback about the Friend Surfer has been very positive with some great ideas which I’ve been working on today:
- “Subscribe to blog” is in. Just type the url of a WordPress.com blog into the textbox on the left of the page to subscribe to it and track the posts on it.
- If you mark your blog as non-public so it doesn’t show on listings and pages around WordPress.com then it won’t appear when someone adds you as a friend, but someone can still subscribe directly to that blog.
- If you mark your blog as private then anyone who has subscribed to it in the past will be kicked off and lose access. It goes without saying, that private blogs can’t be subscribed to in the first place, but if you’re a member of a private blog, you’ll automatically be subscribed to it.
Thanks for all the great feedback, and I hope you find the new features useful!
Later… after much discussion the Friend Surfer just got another face lift. Instead of adding users, you can only add blogs now. It makes things easier to understand because there are now just “Public Blogs” and “Private Blogs”. With knobs on indeed!