Friday, February 10, 2012

Follow on Linky Followers

As you may have heard, the popular Google Friend Connect (“GFC”) is going away March 1st for non-Google blog platforms like WordPress, and the scuttlebutt is that it will be eventually phased out completely to be replaced by Google+. GFC was never really so much an “I follow this blog” tool as it was an attempt at the whole Facebook “friend, like” concept.

Bloggers need a good “follower” tool and one that is not tied to a million other services (seems like Facebook, Twitter and Google are linked to everything else on the Internet). It needs to be simple, fast, easy-to-use and reliable.

Introducing LINKY FOLLOWERS. ( Brent Riggs, owner/creator of Linky Tools created this FREE service that a group of mom bloggers tested and helped develop.

The inevitable question: can your GFC followers be automatically moved over? NO. Google won’t allow access to those accounts (the part you need like email addresses) but more importantly, YOU really shouldn’t sign up someone to a new service. They should voluntarily sign up themselves. You’ll need to ask your GFC folks (and all your blog readers) to follow you using Linky Followers but its easy, quick and did I mention, free? They’ll love the tool. It’s a cool way to organize and follow the blogs you love. You can get started by clicking FOLLOW ME over on the right side of this blog where the Linky Followers widget is displayed, or by visiting: Hundreds of bloggers a day are signing up. Check it out. You’ll love the tools.


Zuzu said...

I've been reading about this on several different blogs. I guess I should get busy and check it out.
Hope you have a great weekend, Laurie!

Debbie said...

I added the linky from Brent's site to Heart Choices. I'm now following you this way too. No way will I lose you friend.

blessings and love,

Felisol said...

I'll just have to show this to my hubby. I don't like the google policy at all. Controlling and dictating. I want to keep my friends that's for sure.
Shame on dictatorship of any kind in this vulnerable world.