Monday, January 11, 2016

Blogger Alert!!!

Google Friend Connect Gadget is CHANGING

ALERT! Alert!!! Important news about blogger..... Pass this on. Copy and Paste if you want to or do your own.

I you use the above Google Friend Connect to follow blogs or to have others Follow you, this is a must read. to prevent problems READ BLOGGER BUZZ for details.

On Jan 11th TODAY only bloggers who have a Google Log In ID, will be able to use the follower thingy above....

If you have followers that don't use Google ID log in they will drop off and be GONE until they get one and follow you again using Google log in.
this is the way it looks now, sometime this week it will change to ONLY Google as a choice.

If you follow and don't have Google Login ID you will drop off your friends and will need to get the Google ID.
1. if you don't have a Google ID login get one and follow your friends using it.
2. Watch your Friend Connect after Jan 11
3. Add follow by email gadget for just in case   


eileeninmd said...

Hello, I have not noticed anything as of yet. The past wekk or more I saw a drop in followers. I expct more could go at any time now. Thanks for the heads up!

Gail said...

Oh, my!!!! I have noticed losing followers but thought it was my fault.

crafty cat corner said...

Google rules it seems...
I get fed up with the bloomin cookies thingy that comes up every 5 minutes, do you know how to stop it Sandra?

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I'm thinking of removing the Google Connect widget, and just plod along without it.
Why do they have to keep fixing things ??

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Google plus is another thing they pushed but I hate it. Blogging is not as simple as more apps come along to share the space:(
I have always been a google user. At times that has caused security scares in the past.
We'll see what comes along. Already Apple has made it impossible for me to share photos easily after their latest update, El Capitain.
I find sad that it has happened. My photo blog is in limbo.

Ann said...

I've been reading about this. I find it really annoying that they have to keep doing stuff like that. My comments took a hit when certain ones stopped coming to my email so now I wonder if this is going to hurt it even more. What's next? Are they going to start charging to blog?

Linda P said...

Your alert which I knew about has prompted me to look at my followers on the widget Google Friends as I knew some weren't commenting. Many have stopped blogging I realise. I suppose I shall carry on as normal and see what happens.

Dory and the Mama said...

Thanks for the PSA Sandra!!

Madi and Mom said...

Thanks MS
For once we are okey dokey. I did get a crazy call from
'off shore' last night telling me they were calling from Windows Tech...blah blah I'm pretty sure they are trying to get me to load Windows 10. I could barely understand him.
Hugs Cecilia

DeniseinVA said...

I saw a dramatic drop on my old blog just before I changed to the new one.

DawnTreader said...

I have not noticed anything happening in that box today, but I did notice a drop some time around Christmas, because I was up to a 100 for a while, but then the number dropped again. It does not bother me much what the statistics say, it never matches the number of people actively following anyway. I just hope the blogs I want to follow stay on my reading list!

Rebecca said...

Well ,that explains the unexplained loss of followers!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I will have to check this out. I hate change! Thank you for letting us know.

EG CameraGirl said...

Google is playing mean games with us!