Saturday, 15 June 2013

Housekeeping

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!

6 comments:

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

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  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. :)

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  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.

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  4. 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

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    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.

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

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