Tuesday, January 26, 2016

PSA: Google Friend Connect & Blogger Blogs

Hi, this is quick update! I've noticed that on a couple of days, I've suddenly lost like 40 followers on Google Friend Connect. While you do tend to lose a follower here and there, the sudden loss of this many followers seemed strange to me. I googled to see if Google Friend Connect was experiencing issues (back in 2011 they phased out GFC for non-blogger sites, so wouldn't be the first time). Apparently, starting the week of January 11th, Google has been slowly adding this requirement: you now have to have Google account in order to follow blogs through Google Friend Connect. If you follow blogs with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut, or other Open ID providers, you will lose your subscriptions to blogger blogs via GFC. Fortunately, if you'd like to continue receiving updates from me, you could do as they suggest and sign up for a Google account and refollow your blogs, or you can follow Christina Reads YA on Pinterest, Booktube, Google+, Feedly, Feedburner, Booklikes, Bloglovin', Tumblr, or Twitter. Thanks!

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