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What's Up With Following????

My head is just whirling and twirling this evening with all sorts of Blog News! 

I keep reading this and that about all the upcoming changes to our blogging world.  Such as, the phasing out of Google Friend Connect (GFC) on platforms other than Blogger.  And with the big push for everyone to move to Google+, and my total failure reluctance to do so, I can almost believe the rumors that at some point even Blogger will do away with Google Friend Connect for our blog followers. 

Amanda, over at The Ivy Cottage Blog, has some good explanation and clarification going on in her post today.   And she had a suggestion on a new follower widget that she has been taking for a test drive.  It was rolled out for use by the rest of us today! 

Here is where you can get this new tool for your blog ~


I have already installed Linky Followers over in my sidebar!  Enrolling only took a minute, it is FREE and installation of the widget took less than that.  It's super simple and easily allows people to keep up with your blog. 

**Even if you don't have a blog, it allows you to keep up with your favorites easily, especially if you don't want new posts coming to your e-mail Inbox.**

So, please take a moment, and check it out over there, just below my pics of the Family!  Give it a test drive by "FOLLOWING ME", even if you're already following through Google Friend Connect, and let's see if this works to replace GFC ~ just in case, they pull it out from under our feet over here on Blogger.


  1. I love all the inspiration....and I just signed up on as your newest linky follower.


    1. Thanks, Karianne! I follow your blog by e-mail and absolutely love it when I see you have a new post! Thanks so much for stopping by.

  2. Thanks for sharing this information. I have been seeing others adding this linky tool and mentioning things about this. I know I will have to update some things soon on mine. Have a great weekend.

    1. I have just gotten this blogging thing somewhat figured out. So, I figure it's probably about time they made major changes. That's okay, though; it's such a wonderful outlet for me to blog that I would probably pay them to let me do it. But, please-oh-please don't tell them that! Hope you have a blessed weekend, too, Karen.

  3. Thanks for this info and the linky tool. I don't follow through google friend connect but it's still helps to be informed about changes going on.

    1. Paula, your posts come to me by e-mail and I get a thrill each time I see your yummy creations. Personally, the follower thing is not about numbers; it's just about being able to connect with somebody!

  4. This is all confusing to me. I use Wordpress so I'm not sure what the google stuff means. Anyway, I'm going to click on the follow me and see what happens. Thanks!

  5. I'm confused as heck, too, Ellen! LOL. They say that it shouldn't affect those of us on Blogger. However, I have read that Blooger is going to become "GoogleBlog" at some point. Don't know what it will mean to my blog, but many say a move to Wordpress is a must. I'm still researching and even more confused than ever....

    Do you just love Wordpress? So far, everyone I've asked thinks it is far superior to Blogger. But, I know how to work on this platform now and change is very scary to me!

  6. Thanks Jane, I will go and check this out and try to install it also????? I am a bit computer illiterate (sp?).


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