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Monday, March 18, 2013

Jumping the Gun??????

 Okay, in my haste to alleviate the stressed out ladies who sent me emails asking me about Google Reader and the Followers Gadget going away... I may have jumped the gun slightly. There is a possibility that although Google Reader is definitely going away, the followers gadget (through Google Friend Connect) may not be.
I have not been able to find any current information that says the Google Friend Connect is going away. The thing is... I can't be sure one way or another. (You know how Blogger is... Getting information from them is like pulling teeth!!!) So let's all take a deep a breath and see what happens.

I sincerely apologize if I freaked any one out.
I would still recommend doing the things I suggested in my previous post, because it never hurts to give people several options to follow you the way that works best for them.


gracie said...

Thank you for sharing your knowledge and I will certainly check back with you for your updates...thank you also for your reply to me.

Bente said...

Hi Karen. I`m in love with that bag in yor header. Is it possible to buy one?

Have a great day

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Thanks for the info Karen, I am going to follow your instructions from the previous post, I would rather be well prepared then in a tizzy at the deadline ~ now wish me luck, I am not always so good at following directions!

Rhonda said...

Whew...I'm less stressed now, thanks for the update. I read you last post and didn't have time to comment last night. All I thought was, WHAT? WHY?

I will try to be prepared for any changes Google initiates, like we have a choice, right?

Unknown said...

Haha! Nicely said! Blogger info is like pulling teeth! :) Thanks for the heads up!


Unknown said...

Hi Karen, thanks for the update, I guess I will wait a bit. I'm not thrilled with blog lovin though as you have to sign. In every time you want to follow someone like Mr Linky has you do, that to me is a pain. I did already have an acct and woul add it but not follow someone with it.

Hugs Marilou

Valery Klassen said...

Took your advice and added your recommendations to my blog. Thanks for always keeping me on my toes and helping my blog to be the best that it can be. Much appreciated. Hugs <3

Vicki Boster said...

Whew ---
either way I want to be prepared --I love you to death and appreciate you SO much for all the help that you give to us -- especially the ones like me who seem to barely understand basic blogging!


Rebecca Nelson said...

Well...I for one think changing is a good idea even if the Follower's Gadget remains. One thing for certain is that EVERYTHING we now know will eventually change. Nothing stays the same.

Thank you for the candid post and clarification.

I remain a HUGE FAN!


HI! I'm Tabitha said...

Karen you are such a doll to keep us all up to date with all the info. I read my blogs through my blogger dashboard and I am assuming that will not change. I am waiting to find out if the followers badge will go away before I go bananas!

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

I understand that the Google Friend Connect option is going away only if you do not have your actual blog hosted on Blogger (ie: blogspot). That's what I read anyway...who knows!

Unknown said...

I say better safe than sorry!! I have already imported my Google Reader to Feedly.com...and I love it. The format is cleaner...comes out great on my smartphone...and the change was effortless.

I'm appreciative of your efforts!

lynn cockrell said...

Just now getting somewhat used to Google's follower and friend connects, as I'm still relatively new to having a blog. I can't imagine why they would do away with either since it might draw some bloggers away to other administrators. Not that I'm an authority on that either, but the harder something is to use, the less likely anyone will use it.

Rebecca said...

Hey Sweet
I am so sorry we didn't have a chance to get together while I was in AZ. It went way too fast and I didn't have a car this trip. Bummer.
Hope all is well with you!
Blessings today

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