Saturday, 15 June 2013


I've been noticing a lot of chatter about the supposed demise of Google Friends Connect.

I decided to research it a little to see what I could find out.

So far, it seems that the Google Reader has gone (or will be gone in a couple of weeks time). But you can still view the blogs that you're following in your blog roll reading list.

Also non-blogspot folk cannot use Google Friends Connect any longer. But those of us with Blogger/Blogspot are fine.

If you're concerned about losing your GFC followers from non-blogger sites you can try adding bloglovin' or linky followers. Google is also keen for everyone to use their Google + options.

Linky looks like getting left behind now that bloglovin' is on the scene.

I created a bloglovin' account this weekend. It was easy. You can import the blogs that you already follow straight into their set-up. You can link multiple blogs to your account and the home page acts just like google reader did.

I hope that clears up some of the confusion!


  1. Great post! More people should be aware of this. Already following you via Bloglovin!

  2. I'm still grumbling that Google decided to do away with Reader. Hmph. Thanks for stopping by my blog; I've followed you back. :)

  3. I'm glad to still have the blog roll feature & will probably stick with that for now, though people who have switched to bloglovin' seem happy with it.

  4. Anonymous16/6/13

    Google reader will work until july 1st gone after. Usung also bloglovin now but i hate it does not allow search off a word among all the posts as GR did and also when i want to bookmark to go back to something later there's no other option that using the like option

    1. I haven't explored how useful the bloglovin reader is yet, so thanks for this feedback. It would have been handy to import all the blogs I follow from google reader...although maybe there is a way that I just haven't found yet.

  5. I was wondering why mine was all wonky. Thanks for the info.


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