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.