For the official Google blog post click HERE.
When I first started blogging this would have been a huge pain in the arse for me. I knew nothing of RSS feeds or feed readers - I didn't have a Twitter account and I rarely used Facebook (for blogging). Basically, when I first started blogging, and following blogs, GFC was the only tool I really used.
Boy things have changed!
I'm everywhere now ;)
You can subscribe to Red House Books via email, hook into my RSS feed, use Facebook's Networked blogs....not to mention Twitter, Goodreads....you guys get the picture :)
So! While (if I'm understanding Google's policy correctly) my GFC connect will not disappear on March 1 - since RHB is a Blogger blog I did want to offer up YET ANOTHER WAY TO STALK ME....I mean...follow me :)
The man behind LinkyTools (which you've probably used on blogs before maybe without even realizing it) has created Linky Followers. It's an alternative to GFC that he, and others, are hoping will become popular enough to be not only an alternative but a BETTER alternative to GFC.
I've only just signed up for an account myself but so far, it looks pretty cool.
So! (again ;) If you are so inclined, I have installed a NEW LINKY FOLLOWERS WIDGET IN THE SIDEBAR TO THE RIGHT
(upper caps highlighting for post skimmers who ONLY READ WORDS THAT LOOK IMPORTANT! ...you know we all do it ;)
Wait, didn't I say something about A GIVEAWAY!
(ok, I'll stop with the caps lock...for now...mwahahaha...where was I?)
(hehe...I'm a big fat liar)
Rachel of Parajunkee's View is hosting a giveaway and using BRIBERY (she said it, not me ;) to help get people on the Linky Followers bandwagon.
And since I did create a Linky Followers account of my own and I put in that cute little widget OVER THERE ON THE RIGHT....why not join in on her fun?
Up for grabs is $10 worth of books from The Book Depository
What you need to do:
Leave a comment (how very old school of me ;) telling me how you follow blogs - RSS feed, Email, GFC OR MAYBE YOU WILL SIGN UP WITH LINKY FOLLOWERS AND CLICKTY CLICK MY FOLLOW ME LINK?
Seriously though, give Linky Followers a try! Like I said, I'm enjoying it so far.
Make sure your comment includes a way to contact you (email address, Twitter handle) and make sure you answer the question - following is not mandatory, only appreciated :)
Thanks guys ;)
....and seriously guys...I just previewed this post and I ONLY READ THE BOLD WORDS....Attention span of a gnat...Ooo shinny thing!