This may be the gazillionth time you’re hearing this message, but it may not be so I’ll say it too!
As of March 1st, Google is discontinuing Google Friend Connect for non-blogger blogs. If you don’t remember what GFC is or don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s this little handy thing that says “follow” and it may be how many of you find my blog and read it day after day. I know I’ve found and “followed” a lot of great blogs, and I’m sad to see this feature go!
We’ve had a love hate relationship over the years. Sometimes GFC was really nice to me,
Sometimes he got on my nerves and was the source of some frustration and self- doubt,
and sometimes he was downright cruel and mean.
Last December, I switched to a self-hosted blog through WordPress. I’ll get into the why behind that switch soon. You may have noticed (especially if you’ve left a comment lately), or you may not have. I wanted to have the switch go as smoothly as possible, almost as if nothing really changed! I did create a new logo for our site and am still tweaking the design, but I am in LOVE! What do you think?
While I’m sad that GFC has decided that he no longer can work with me (ya know, on my site…), I’m happy to free of him and his calculating ways (ba-dum-chh!). I am glad that we can still connect in other ways!
your posts will show up in a feed reader such as Google Reader, Microsoft Outlook, etc. There are MANY to choose from! It’s basically a shortcut way to read our blog, so it comes right to you instead of you having to type us in your search bar.
just enter your email address, hit the button, and you’ll get an email every time we post. I promise I won’t spam or pester you, this is one of my favorite ways to follow a blog!
I love connecting on facebook. :) I’ve made so many friends on our page, I love the community aspect.
Pinterest is the bee’s knees. I love it, you love it, we all love it. And if you don’t love it yet, let me know and I’ll get you an invite so you can love it. :)
I love how Twitter is so quick, yet personal. Follow us and say hi! :)
Add us to your blog roll
I’m still getting the hang of Google+, but feel free to add me on there! If you’re looking for a great series on Google+, please check out this series from my friend Colleen. I’m only partially through it, but so far it’s been REALLY helpful!
I started our blog in September of 2009 as a journal for myself, but it has grown into something beautiful and I love having this outlet to connect with you and share. I have a lot of exciting things coming up and don’t want you to miss them! Plus I’ll miss you, so don’t make me miss you. Find a new way to connect with us, I’m looking forward to seeing you around.
Pshhh… whatever, Google Friend Connect! You don’t know what you’re talking about… I’M breaking up with YOU! ;)