Let’s Stay Together, Even After Google Friend Connect is Gone

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I love that song by Al Green, whenever I hear it on the radio, I just start singing and swaying… But, lately, I’ve been thinking about it in relationship to you, my readers. You see, I’ve heard that Google Friend Connect will be going by way of the cassette tape real soon. A moment of silence for all the songs that were recorded from the radio with a big ol’ pause while you tried to skip the DJ’s voice overs. According to my stats, there’s about 236 of y’all who follow this blog via GFC and I don’t wanna lose nary one of y’all.

According to TechCrunch, GFC is being replaced with Google+ in the near future so all of us bloggers have to figure out another way to keep connected. I’ve created a Google+ page for this blog but I’m not sure how or if I’ll use it just yet. If you’re using Google+ already I’d be interested to know how you set it up and if you’ve found it useful or overwhelming. I already have a Facebook page for this blog and, well, we have a pretty good thing going on over there and I don’t want to disrupt it.  Besides, I think trying to manage this blog, Facebook and Twitter are enough without adding anything else to the mix.

Anyway, I’d love for you to join me on Facebook ~ you can keep up with my blog posts, join in the conversations, share pictures and just have a real good time. You can also continue to get my blog posts in your reader of choice by clicking here. But whatever you do, let’s stay together… See how I brought that back around, I’m clever like that.

  • I haven’t tried the whole Google+ thing yet, and I have no desire to. I think we’ll just be going the way of Facebook/Twitter. The LAST thing I need is another social network!  And, don’t forget, people who have followed you in GFC should still be subscribed via Google Reader. 🙂

    • Ya know, I set up the Google+ and I haven’t been back ~ I’m deleting it. I can’t take anymore stuff to keep up with (you’re so right on that point). 

      And good point about the Google Reader!

  • I’ve created a google+ page for my blog (as well as a personal account). I’m trying to get into it, but it does get some used to.  I do like the idea that google is doing, but not sure if I’m on board with cutting friend connect.  

    They did say that for sits that don’t use Blogger they will discontinue it.  Blogger blogs will still have it available.

    • Yeah, I like the streamlining too but I guess it’s all the rapid changes that are getting me ~ I like GFC and I’m sorry to lose it. I’ve fiddled with Google+ but I haven’t really explored it, I feel like I have so much to do with Twitter, FB and the blog but I’m curious how others are using it.

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