RIP Google Friend Connect – Other Ways To Follow Nails and Noms!
I’ve been putting off posting this for too long, and since it’s the 29th of February I really can’t wait any longer to create this post. As many of you may already know, Google has decided to end their support for Google Friend Connect (GFC) for non-Blogger users as of March 1st, 2012. I am self-hosted through WordPress so this change is going to directly affect my blog.
“Google Friend Connect—Friend Connect allows webmasters to add social features to their sites by embedding a few snippets of code. We’re retiring the service for all non-Blogger sites on March 1, 2012. We encourage affected sites to create a Google+ page and place a Google+ badge on their site so they can bring their community of followers to Google+ and use new features like Circles and Hangouts to keep in touch.”
Mmmmmhmmm… I personally think that this is Google’s very thinly veiled attempt at getting more people to use their Google+ thing, which hasn’t been catching on quite as quickly as they’d originally anticipated. I also think it’s a shame, because I too use GFC to follow a lot of blogs and I have no idea why they would get rid of a service that’s so widely used and accepted.
Ah well. Since I can’t change it I want to provide the near 700 GFC users (and anyone else!) on my blog with as many other ways and options to continue following my blog as possible! 😀
Ways to Follow Nails and Noms!
Bloglovin – Follow my post updates on Bloglovin!
Hello Cotton – Follow my post updates on Hellocotton (also check out the new widget to your right)!
Feedburner – Email notifications of my blog updates.
Google+ – Come to the darkside for post updates, etc… 😛
RSS Feed – Follow this if you’re a RSS feed reader.
Pinterest – Follow me on Pinterest for any and all things that make me happy. ^_^
NetworkedBlogs – Follow me on NetworkedBlogs!
I will do my best to keep all of these mediums updated regularly. I have a tendency to fall behind on Tumblr and Google+, so if you see me slacking feel free to give me a swift e-kick in the butt on Twitter where I’m the most active. 😉