Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Important Information for Blog Followers

This info is copied from Blogger News:

"In 2011, we announced the retirement of Google Friend Connect for all non-Blogger sites. We made an exception for Blogger to give readers an easy way to follow blogs using a variety of accounts. Yet over time, we’ve seen that most people sign into Friend Connect with a Google Account. So, in an effort to streamline, in the next few weeks we’ll be making some changes that will eventually require readers to have a Google Account to sign into Friend Connect and follow blogs. 
As part of this plan, starting the week of January 11, we’ll remove the ability for people with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other OpenId providers to sign in to Google Friend Connect and follow blogs. At the same time, we’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count.

We encourage you to tell affected readers (perhaps via a blog post), that if they use a non-Google Account to follow your blog, they need to sign up for a Google Account, and re-follow your blog. With a Google Account, they’ll get blogs added to their Reading List, making it easier for them to see the latest posts and activity of the blogs they follow.

We know how important followers are to all bloggers, but we believe this change will improve the experience for both you and your readers."

"Posted by Michael Goddard, Software Engineer"

Unfortunately I already have lost many followers.
I do hope I will not lose any more of you dear blog readers!
Hope many of you will repost this info in your blogs!

Have a lovely and creative new week :)
See you soon!
~Inger~

5 comments:

Dorthe said...

Yes Inger, it is never for the best, when they start those changes, and I have blogged about it, some days ago, also.
I can`t find a link to follow you by e-mail , do you have one ?, because then persons following you, but not having a Google acount can start to follow you there !!
Mange hilsener fra Dorthe

Inger said...

Hello Dorthe :)
Unfortunately I have trouble with setting up the link for following by e-mail right now.
Blogger doesn't allow me to change from my old e-mail adress to my current :(
Will see if I can sort this out . .
Hugs :)



Patty O'Malley said...

I'm still here!

Inger said...

How nice Patty :-D
Hugs

bumblebee creations said...

ahaa....well, now I see why I have lost so many followers lately!! So good to know!