Has anyone else heard that Google Friend Connect (GFC) may be extinct and VERY soon? You can find a post on this topic HERE. The reason I ask is because I follow a lot of blogs through GFC and am wondering what I will do now to keep all of my favorite blogs in one place. I feel so organized with GFC to be updated every time a new post is published on one of the blogs I am following. It really is nice. In an effort to be proactive, I signed up with Bloglovin’. I figured this would be the next best thing. For all of the blogs I follow via GFC, I am now following through Bloglovin’. Also I have to, apparently, copy and paste ‘Follow my blog with Bloglovin’ code in a post to be able to claim my blog on bloglovin’ so here it goes:
Follow my blog with Bloglovin
I’ll eventually be adding a Bloglovin’ button to my sidebar along with my other contact buttons like Facebook, PInterest, Instagram, etc.
I do use the blog roll gadget on my website. I can’t add every single blog that I read on a daily basis, though, or it would be obnoxiously long. The scrolling would never end!
What are you all using to keep your favorite blogs in one spot? Does anyone subscribe to feeds? The thing with me is that I hate getting email notifications. I like to avoid this if at all possible. Do feed subscriptions notify you of new posts via email?
I’m also not sure what I’d like to provide my own followers with as an alternative to GFC so that you can all follow me comfortably as well. Do any of you have a preference? Should I add a facebook like box to my sidebar or would you rather follow via something like Bloglovin’? I’m up for suggestions.
Oh and I also wanted to mention that a lot of times I want to reply to your kind comments but can’t because they are marked as firstname.lastname@example.org. What a bummer. If you have this marked as no reply by mistake, let me share a quick tutorial on how to change this. Then you will be able to receive all of my lovely replies! Yay!
From your blogger page, you want to go to your thumbnail picture and click on blogger profile.
which will take you here. Then click on Edit Profile.
which will take you here. Make sure this box is checked off but, more importantly when you are finished, be sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom and Save Profile.
That’s it folks! I told you it was quick!
Now onto a picture or two (or three). I’m also linking up the shot below to the following photo challenges. Alivia was checking out my mom’s new plant in this shot! She also thought our house keys belonged in the planter.
I love the look she is giving me here. Like “c’mon mum, let’s go see nana and papa”!
This picture was taken outside their door.
And I’m linking this next shot up to the Photo show off challenge over at Love. Bug.
I love this close up of Alivia! It’s just so Summery!