Monday, January 4, 2016

Blogger Is Changing The Rules Again

Apparently, Google is changing things around again. If you're one of my "followers" and do not have a Google account (who doesn't have a Google account these days!?), it will be necessary to create one and re-follow anyone on Blogger.

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.

I wondered why I suddenly lost about 10 or more 'friends' in the past week. This is why. So, I went ahead and deleted the old "Follow" button since it will be rendered inactive by the 11th, and placed the new Google+ Followers button on the right hand side. If you would be so kind as to click, I do appreciate it. I've placed it below the Motorcycle Websites list (you can see where my priorities lay ... lol).

This is new to me also. Please let me know if I need to re-follow any of you. Thanks.

I'm still nursing a mild head cold. Just my luck, the sun is shining and it's lovely outside. *sigh* I would so love to ride. Maybe by the end of the week ...

Sources For More Information: Google Friend ConnectBlogger Videos

PS: Now I just noticed that the Google+ Followers button on this page is not working. *sigh* Can't figure out why and I'm too weary to check any further. Sorry for the inconvenience. Stay tuned sports fans ...

PSS: It's been fixed ... I hope. ~:)

10 comments:

Simply Linda said...

I had no idea...will have to look into it...hey, I am afraid to go Google + friend...I left FB because of being stalked by crazy mil and I don't want to be found again and that is why my blog is not listed.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

I'll have to ask my computer expert to explain all you said. I hope there aren't many people following me because half the time I don't know where I'm going. Sometimes I go upstairs to the bathroom only to discover I live in a bungalow. Most confusing.

Hope you feel better soon. Praying for you.

God bless.

Sparky said...

@Simply Linda ~ FaceBook IS a troll. *lol* And I completely understand. All this stuff is so impersonal yet so intrusive.
@Victor ~ I know I'm confused every time any electronic device wants me to do something. It makes me really miss the 70's. Thank you for the prayers. I'm feeling better already. ~:)

Linda Eller said...

Hope that 'old cold' leaves and in a hurry....horrible to feel so nasty and be down...

Vee said...

Oh you were brave...I will be taking a wait and see approach. I saw no information about the need to remove a feature to replace it with another. I refuse to go to Google Plus.

Patsy said...

I tried to follow you and google said they didn't know me.

Chel at Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I've seen this on a couple of other blogs, so will wait and see what happens on the 11th. I'll add my Google+ to my side bar just in case :) Take care my lovely xx

DaBlade said...

That explains why my numbers went down about 10%. I don't remember exact number before, but I knew I lost some. I just assumed my more recent posts were more offensive than most. Pretty sure I am consistently offensive!

Alec said...

Hi Sparky,

Hope you feel better.

People who follow you via your RSS feed should be unaffected by Google's "upgrade".

Thanks for the heads up.


Alec

Sparky said...

Well, I've put the original "Followers" back on the side bar and I'm just not going to concern myself with it any further. And, to quote Lilly Tomlin, dat's the truth ... ppffffttt. [ha ha] Thanks everyone for your help. Also, I'm feeling much better. The 'cold' is in the everything-tastes-yucky stage but it's leaving. Sure do appreciate the prayers. ~:)