Monday, February 20, 2012

This Blog Interrupted for the Following Message….


As you’ve probably heard, the popular Google Friend Connect (“GFC”) is going away March 1st for non-Google blog platforms like WordPress, and the scuttlebutt is that it will be eventually phased out completely to be replaced by Google+. GFC was never really so much an “I follow this blog” tool as it was an attempt at the whole Facebook “friend, like” concept.

Bloggers need a good “follower” tool and one that is not tied to a million other services (seems like Facebook, Twitter and Google are linked to everything else on the Internet). It needs to be simple, fast, easy-to-use and reliable.


The inevitable question: can your GFC followers be automatically moved over? NO. Google won’t allow access to those accounts (the part you need like email addresses) but more importantly, YOU really shouldn’t sign up someone to a new service. They should voluntarily sign up themselves. You’ll need to ask your GFC folks (and all your blog readers) to follow you using Linky Followers - its easy, quick and did I mention, FREE? They’ll love the tool. It’s a cool way to organize and follow the blogs you love.

You can get started by clicking LINKY FOLLOWERS over on the left side of this blog where the Linky Followers widget is displayed, or by visiting:  Thanks Sue for showing this first! :)


Linda Ruthie said...

Thanks for the info. I'm now following you on Linky and I set it up on my blog. I hate to think of all the blog links I may be losing in a few days.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Thanks Sandy! I will have to check it out. I'm still not over the loss of Picnik! :(

Hope those cute doggies found a new family.

Hearts Turned said...

So funny, Sandy...I just learned about it through another friend's blog and signed up this morning! I'm liking the look of it, too.

Wishing you a beautiful day, my friend!



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