As a new blogger, when you have a recently created WordPress blog, you would generally like to share it with friends, family and acquaintances, and have them follow it!
Among your readers, those having an account in WordPress, can easily follow your blog through a single click on ‘Follow’ button. But for those who do not use WordPress, it’s a different way. And further, if you plan to send the invite to specific individuals yourself, it is again a separate process for them to follow.
Below, I share some snapshots of the process for non-WordPress readers.
How to follow a WordPress blog without needing to create a new account
This is what you need to look for when you want to subscribe to a WordPress blog
After you enter your email and click on the ‘Sign Up’ button (seen in above pic), you can proceed to check your email.
Here’s a snapshot of the part that you will receive in your email:
Once you click on ‘Confirm Follow’, you are subscribed to the blog, and are directed to the WordPress site as follows:
An Alternate Way is where the blogger may decide to send the invite
In such scenario, you get an email as show below.
When you click on ‘Accept Invitation’ link in the email, you are directed to the WordPress site.
The page displays as shown below, giving you an option to follow the blog either with a new WordPress account or via email subscription only. You can decide and choose accordingly.
If you choose to subscribe only via email, click on the link ‘Follow by email subscription only’ as pointed below:
Once you click on the link, you are subscribed to the blog. You shall receive a confirmation message on your mentioned email address (as shown below).
I hope you found this post useful! You may share the post with your friends, co-workers, colleagues, or family members who have recently started blogging, or who are planning to start soon.