A long, long time ago, when I started this blog, I didn't have a Google Friend Connect (join site) button. It wasn't included in the Weebly template program so I just assumed it was a feature I would never have (so sad).
But alas, a good friend showed me how I could go to GFC and then copy and paste the code onto my sidebar. Boy was I happy :) My only problem: I needed faces. A blank join site button is pretty lame. But you want to know what's lamer than that? Having the only face in your join site box be your own (LOSER). Don't do that. It's a pain in the butt to get your face off there once you put it on.
I decided to write a poem to encourage people to join my site. It was a pretty nifty poem too. Faces started to trickle in and I was thrilled (insert another happy face here). Now I could see people and I didn't feel so alone in the big ol' blogosphere.My poem worked! Yipee!! (I'm a poet, but didn't know it).
After a while though, the poem no longer applied. I had plenty of followers and the Join Site button had been in place for months. I needed to either remove it or revise it. Of course, I chose revise. Poems are awesome.
So over on my sidebar --> I wrote another poem and it's pretty cool if I do say so myself (and I'm saying it). Good stuff.
Now, I've good this totally cool poem, but look right below it . . . What do you see? NOTHING. Na-da. Only a blank box where my Google Friend Connect Button used to be. That sucks.
Apparently, Google is having some issues. They ran an update and afterwards, quite a few people are experiencing the same problems I'm having (I actually have this problem not only here but over on my Ready, Aim, Hook Me site as well).
I've searched the web over trying to find a solution, a quick fix, but there isn't one. All Google has to say is, "We're aware of the problem and are trying to find a solution. Thanks for your patience."
Patience? I have no patience. What the heck, Google? WHAT THE HECK?
I have a super cool poem and a blank box. Now I just look dumb.
Not cool. Not cool at all.
It's been gone for two days now and I have no idea when it will be back. So I guess I just need to try this patience thing (BLUCK--I'm an instant gratification kinda gal). What else can I do?
Anyone else out there having GFC issues? When you see mine back up, will you let me know? Thanks.