I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Google Friend Connect button. I enjoy seeing all the beautiful and handsome faces in that fine little box that lets me know I'm not just talking to myself in this big ol' world of social media. I have friends! Virtual friends, but friends none-the-less.
But alas (I like the word alas so I chuck it in whenever I can), come March 1st Google has decided to get rid of it for anyone who uses blog sites other than blogspot. That totally sucks for me. I use weebly. Poop.
So, after a year of people adding their faces to my blog as followers, come the first of March, poof, they will be gone. Did I already say how much that sucks? I did? Well, I can't say it enough.
So what once looked something like this over at my blog ---->
I worry will now look something like this <----- Just me and one other guy.
So I'm trying to add other ways in which you--my friend, my pal, my bestest follower--can track me like a stalker.
I'm always on twitter, it's true. I love to tweet. I also love to facebook, too. So over there ---> at the top is some sliding buttons you can click on to connect with me.
Also, I did what I swore I wouldn't do, but changed my mind because it looks like Google will be kind of forcing people (even blogspot bloggers down the line) to start using Google+. So I have a Google+ account. That's the push and direction they are going. I don't hardly understand that site just yet, but I'm over there and so we can be circle friends if you wanna.
I also added an email subscription button too. Again, it's over there ---> I'm actually kind of proud of that one since it took me a REAL LONG time to figure out how to add it to my blog. I'm technologically defunct so this was a happy moment. I've never had one of these before. From what I understand, you will only receive an email when I post a blog. Just one per day even if I blog a hundred times (that will NEVER happen). If I don't post anything, then you get nothing. Easy- peasy.
I know there are other ways in which to follow blogs like with Linky Follower, Bloglovin', and Hello Cotton. I hadn't even heard of these things until yesterday. I don't know how great they are or what they even do. Like I said, I'm technologically defunct. Many Wordpress bloggers are switching to some of those, but I'm unsure which one is the best one or even if I need it. (If you are an expert in the Linky Follower, Bloglovin', Hello Cotton area, please advise me and let me know which one I should go with, if any) otherwise, screw it, I'll just go with what I got, call it good, and cross my fingers.
Pick which way works best for you and add your bird to the wire. I know you wanna :)
So what are you doing to prepare for GFC disappearing? Oh, and how the heck do you use Google+?