author blogs!

Posted by Otis Chandler on March 6, 2009
Now you can follow your favorite author's blogs on Goodreads! Each author on Goodreads can now add a fully functional blog to their profile. Goodreads members can follow as many author blogs as they like, and there is a new tab on the home page that shows you recent blog posts from authors you are following!

For authors that have external blogs, they can add the external feed of their blog and we will syndicate it to all their followers. For authors that aren't on Goodreads yet, their external feed can be added by any librarian. Syndicated blogs only show a snippet of each post, and of course link back to the original post on the authors site.

I think that along with this is going to be a pretty fun feature. I'm already following blogs for Neil Gaiman, Paulo Coelho, Cory Doctorow, Chris Anderson, and more!

Here is a list of the most popular blogs that have already been created.

Here is a screenshot of what an author blog looks like:

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message 1: by Slaiman (new)

Slaiman nice feature . thanks

message 2: by Jacob (new)

Jacob Amazing! I've already set up my blog!

message 3: by Jenny (new)

Jenny Wu Cool- Jody

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message 5: by Helene (new)

Helene Good to see this feature. =) Thanks for the news.

message 6: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Robson Jacob wrote: "Amazing! I've already set up my blog!"
I can't see how to do it? Was it easy and where is the function?

message 7: by Richard (new)

Richard Kunzmann Same here. That's great news, but I don't see the function anywhere...

message 8: by Behnam (new)

Behnam when???

message 9: by W.B. (new)

W.B. Great idea. Thanks!

message 10: by delnaz (new)

delnaz Thanks!For your cool site and your cool features.

message 11: by Janni (new)

Janni It's a great feature, but ... is there any way of stopping blog posts from showing up in my update feed if I so choose? I already follow the blogs I want to follow other places, and when I come to goodreads I really do just want to talk about the books. :-)

message 12: by Janeen-san (new)

Janeen-san Is a blog only for a goodreads AUTHOR? Or for everbody? How do I set one up?

message 13: by Otis (new)

Otis Chandler Yes the blogs are only for authors.

message 14: by edifanob (new)

edifanob I like this feature. Excellent idea!

message 15: by Ruth Margareta (new)

Ruth Margareta Salmon thanks for the news ..^^

message 16: by Mike (new)

Mike Thanks for this great feature. I just set up my blog and made my first post.

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message 18: by Keara (last edited Mar 09, 2009 04:48PM) (new)

Keara I love this feature and think that it's so cool that we can see what our fave authors are up to. Thanks! ^-^

message 19: by Hubert (new)

Hubert This function is vert great~~

message 20: by Janni (new)

Janni So there's no way to turn the blogs off, if those on your friends list have them, so that they don't show up in your feed?

message 21: by Mary Louise (new)

Mary Louise What an excellent feature! Very cool!

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