How To Follow Me After Google Friend Connect Disappears

Unless you’ve been hibernating, you’ve probably heard that Google Friend Connect is going away. At least for non-Blogger sites, and that includes me. (I guess they had to do something to coerce all of us into using Google+.)

So what does this mean for you? First up, you will no longer be seeing this on the sidebar of many of your favorite blogs:
blogging tipsI removed mine when I updated my site last week, so I’ve got that covered.

If you follow blogs by getting their posts in your Blogger dashboard, after February 29th you will no longer get posts from any blogs that aren’t “Blogger” sites. Yikes!

I know I don’t want to loose any of you! Neither do any of the other blog owners I’m sure. We love our peeps!

So, what can you do about it?

I’ve got a few options for you, and most of these will apply to all your other favorite blogs as well.

-First up, you can follow Creations by Kara using an RSS feed. I use Google reader for the blogs I follow, but you can use any reader you prefer.
-You can also subscribe via e-mail subscription. My latest posts will be delivered to your inbox.
-You can follow my page on Facebook.
-You can follow my tweets over on Twitter.
-You can stalk me on Pinterest.
-And yes, I have caved and signed up for Google+. I have no idea what I’m doing yet, but maybe we can learn together. :)

Hopefully one of those will work for you. Make sure you check all your favorite blogs and do the same thing there.

Feel free to ask me any questions. Over and out.


  1. I use Google Reader more often than my Dashboard. Does that mean I can still see all my blogs (blogger or other) in GR even after all the changes?

  2. I have always preferred email notification. Signing up was simple and I never missed a post! ~ Lynda

    • I’m surprised more people don’t use it. Then again, maybe their inbox is as overstuffed as mine and they don’t want to add anything else to it. LOL!

  3. It sounds like you’ve got it covered – have you thought about the new-ish Linky Tools? It seems easy enough, I put it on my Blogger blog because rumor has it that even Blogger is going to eliminate GFC soon. I joined Google + a few months ago but, like you, I can’t seem to do much with it. Anyway, I’ll continue to read you daily because you’re in my sidebar “Blog Roll.” Hugs ~ Mary

    • I use Linky Tools for my Wednesday party, and I tried signing up, but it didn’t work. I need to contact them and see what’s up. I think it’s a good idea.

  4. Nooooo! It’s so sad! I follow SO many non-Blogger sites! So many, that I can’t even keep track of ’em anymore, so I don’t know which ones I’m going to “lose” and which ones are staying… :( but thanks for sharing this list! I’ll see how many blogs I can “restore” from my friends list… :(

  5. I’m following you now in my Google reader! Oh my – so much to learn! I’m going to miss GFC!

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