Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Google is making a few changes. Instead of allowing readers to follow a blog using Google Friend Connect (near the bottom of my sidebar)
there’s now Linky Followers. It’s fairly intuitive … just register (it’s free).
I’ll be honest, I’m not sure what impact it will have for any of us. I like to think that I’m fairly technologically savvy, but I just can’t seem to find a definitive explanation of what this change means. About the only thing I can find is that any of you who follow me but don’t use Blogger will need to use my Linky Follower tool (which I’ve added to my sidebar – near the bottom) to continue to follow me effective March 1.
I cannot find any information on what impact this will have, if any, on us Blogger bloggers. I can’t determine if the non-Blogger blogs will continue to feed through to Google Reader. I’m curious, too, to see if the Blogger follow options (in the upper left hand corner of my blog) will still be available … will we still be following blogs we opted to follow using the Blogger follow button (which is what I use when choosing to follow a Blogger blog). Goodness, could I use the words follow or blog (or some variation of them) any more often in a sentence??
I just hate not knowing what is going on. Change can be difficult enough, but it’s doubly difficult if we’re trying to navigate the changes with only limited bits of information.
I remarked last week that we were 5 weeks away from our Spring Training trip. Ooops! I miscounted … we were 4 weeks away! And not only that, we’ve decided that we’ll leave a day early … we’ll hit the road after the Ts’ soccer games. This will give us a head start, and one of the stops along the way will be the beach at St. Augustine.
It’s a very cloudy, dreary day here … I think that means that it’s going to be a perfect quilting day, don’t you?