What must I do to appear under "topics" in the Reader?

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    I mostly blog about Norway, Norfolk and the Arctic.
    My post only appear in the Reader visible to my followers.
    If someone that is not following my blog searches the topics in the Reader, my posts about “Norway”, “Norfolk” and the “Arctic” never come up.
    Why is that?
    What am I doing wrong?

    I have a big discussion about this on my blog at the moment. Very many bloggers have the same problem:


    Thank you so much for your support.

    Best regards
    Hanne Siebers / Dina

    The blog I need help with is toffeefee.wordpress.com.


    I have got exactly the same problem and know from my followers that nearly everyone of them has this problem as well. If you follow Dina`s post you see how many bloggers complain. So we exspect to get some helpful reaction of WP.
    Best regards
    Klausbernd Vollmar
    (publisher & journalist)



    Unfortunately, I seem to have the same problem. Please help. I write in English/German/Italian. http://rivella49.wordpress.com
    Best regards
    Martina Ramsauer



    I have the same problem like Hanne. I tried to find posts in the reader from my own blog. I could find exactly one. http://lesewelle.wordpress.com

    Best regards



    I am having the same problem. What should I do to ensure that I am in the WordPress reader? I blog on average 4 or 5 times per week, and mostly on Jamaica. I write in English. Is this an issue with tags?


    Personally I dont think I have had this problem, but Im here to show support to the ones who do, if you cant have your post published in the common place that is the Reader, is like having your blog made private.



    I have the same problem like all.



    After having concerned myself some more with this subject, I’ve come to the following conclusions as to the problem of some postings not showing up at a topic search for the respective tag:
    – The search result depends on the language the respective blogger has set as the primary language of his/her blog [see http://tinyurl.com/ketn3gv, item 6 & http://tinyurl.com/l5l8efk & http://tinyurl.com/ls827gm%5D. Note: the search for http://de.wordpress.com/#!/read/topic/norway/ does indeed show Dina’s posting in the second place. The missing reaction by WP to the postings in the forum as to that problem shows, to my mind, that there’s not much interest in this “problem” on WP’s side.
    – Too many tags prevent the respective posting from being included in the topics search. [see http://tinyurl.com/ldflp27, item 1]. Bear in mind that the categories will count in that regard, too, in addition to the tags.
    – As there sometimes is an extremely high number of postings having the same tag(s) and the search results are shown in chronological order [most recent first], one will have to scroll down way back to find a certain posting. One example of that is the tag “Norway”. A search for that produces hundreds – I’m exaggerating only a little – of postings in the blog “Views of Norway” [http://visitnorway.wordpress.com]. It seems that every Jill and Joe can upload their pictures there. And thereby this blog kind of blocks the chance to find other postings tagged “Norway”. That’s really deplorable and to my mind borders spamming.
    Conclusion: first of all it’ll be with us bloggers to make the best of this predicament, which means to reduce the number of the tags (and categories) in the first place. And in the second place, if we really want to be found “internationally”, install two blogs [as much work as that entails as I can say from my own experience in maintaining one blog in German and one in English], one in one’s own native language and one in English.
    On top of that we should, as Klausbernd [http://tinyurl.com/n7kvpwu] suggests, make WP aware of our suggestions/wishes, even if I doubt – from my personal experience in that regard and from their attention to the present discussion in the forums – that we’ll have much success there.



    Hi guys,

    I hope WordPress team will find the solution for this annoying problem. Your blogs deserve to be found by larger audience. Best wishes, Paula



    All reasons for non-appearance of posts on WordPress.com Topics pages can be found here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/topics/#missing-posts

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    I have the same problems:



    I see I missed typing a Word above.

    I’ll tag this thread for Staff …



    Thank you Dina, for paying attention on this importan topic. It seems, that the search result depends on the language the blogger has set as the primary language. I am having the same problem like all. And I hope that WordPress will find a solution.

    Best regards

    Stefan Haase



    I go with all of me before, I have the same problem
    it would be nice to find a solution, to make us users happe again …

    best regards
    Frau Blau



    I’ll second that…
    and all others…plzzz come and join us…

    like all the free people of the US and worldwide, who joined Mozillas stopwatching.us – a great production out of…

    werner aka (ginnietom)

    btw…are your WP US servers really NSA controlled like all the others of Vodafone, Opera, Gmail, Yahoo, Flickr, FB and loads of others…???


    Thanks Dina for starting the conversation. My feeling is that WordPress favours blogs with their own domain and/or paid themes, though I am not sure. Dear WordPress-team, would you please look into the problem and make sure that you treat all your members fairly.



    As timethief said before: all reasons for non-appearance of posts on WordPress.com Topics pages can be found here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/topics/#missing-posts

    If you’re still having issues after following the above steps, please contact us directly through this e-mail address.

    Thank you!

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