I have a few related requests here, any one of which would be a big improvement.
The problem is that I want folks on my site to be notified when there are new blog posts on the site. At the moment, the only way they can find out is that once someone has posted to their blog, they can click on "view blog" at the top of a blog post, scroll down to the bottom, and click "follow" to get notifications when that particular user posts. This is both obscure and tedious.
What I would like:
I consider #1 as critical. It's just too hard to remember that you might want to follow the blog as well as comments on a particular post -- and then to remember where to go to do so.
However, #2 and/or #3 would be very helpful, too, so that folks could get notifications for the first blog post someone writes. This would be especially good in helping newbies get acquainted with folks on the site. I am thinking #2 would be very popular on my site for folks who want to see posts from friends -- and we would even have quite a few who opted for #3.
I am thinking #2 would work like this:
#3 would work much the same except for anyone on the site. This is also much like group follows work; when you join a group, you automatically follow the group comments and discussions.
Thoughts? Anyone else looking for this?
I totally agree with the proposal number 1. Simple and efficient.