Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Blogger Changes

I'm sorry if I've upset everyone
about the changes to blogger.

I do not know anything firsthand.
This stuff is all Greek to me.

However, I've had several
fellow, reliable bloggers
inform me that there will no longer
be Blogger Friends or you have to switch
to Blogger +.
I don't even know what that is.
Also, that if
someone is not on Blogger they
will not be able to follow your blog.
it was suggested that we should
consider Linky,
which I have done.
If you want to do so too,
please click on the follow
button for Linky on my sidebar.
You will then be able to sign up for Linky.

As I said, I rely on others with this stuff
since I am a self described idiot!

I just don't want to lose anyone.
Again, I'm sorry.


Flora said...

hmmm where have I been... I haven't heard any of this?

Tammy said...

I was looking, but I can't find much. There is nothing on Blogger Buzz. The only thing I can find discusses international changes, but not the followers gadget specifically.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Why should people get upset about the added linky...as a blogger we "try" to stay updated . But please there is no way to be that informed.
I also added the linky because friends shared that NON bloggers would not be able to follow through GFC.
I also try to make my blog accessible to everyone, but can't always please everyone.
There is always going to be more info and changes-we can only do the best we can.
I will continue to follow and hope you do also.
Glad your not any more perfect then I am...lol
No need to apologize-I did the same thing,surely wasn't done to insult anyone.

Julie Marie said...

Hi Jill... don't worry!!! I think my post explained it just right, that info came right from Blogger itself... here's the deal... for anyone on Blogger, you can still follow with Blogger Followers. It is not going away. The change will be, if you are on Typepad or any of the other sites than blogger, you will no longer be able to join Blogger followers. That is why I too put the "Linky" up, for anyone on those other feeds. Linky does not put your personal info out there like the new Google+ will do, and if you go to Google+ you must give up Blogger Followers. With Linky, you can keep both. Blogs you follow will still feed through your dashboard as long as you have Blogger Followers. I don't do Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or anything but Blogger, and I don't want my profile going to any of those places... email me if you have any more questions, I think I understand it totally... xoxo Julie Marie

Paula said...

Thanks for the info. I'm always the last to change. When you're old like me you get set in your ways. lol

Donna said...

Yep, we can't worry - we'll all find each other!

Silly though that Linky comes with about 7 to 9 followers automatically. They were the beta testers as near as I've been able to tell. I may delete them if they don't respond after a bit.

Jill, I found out how to fix the avatar - send me a message! he he he - me, I figured something out! But I did!


Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I've heard about these changes Google is making -- just another way to keep everything to themselves.

I don't know what I'm going to do at this point. Nothing, prolly.

Furry Bottoms said...

This is actally the first time I've heard of it... that's a pretty dumb move on Blogger's hand, don't you think?

Ed Pilolla said...

i just left blogger but not for those reasons. i too am so technically challenged. figuring out widgets is a major task.

ღ Life According To Milo ღ said...

I'm not a techie either. As long as I have a link for a website saved on my computer, I'll still be able to find the blogs that I love. That's about as techie as I will ever get. : )..

Busy Bee Suz said...

THis is all news to me!!! I've not had any issues following people who are not on blogger. Is this a blogger rumor started by blogger? :)