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Red House Books is going through a bit of a update!

I've always had a pretty clear vision of what I wanted this space to be but I've been detoured from my path by...lots and lost of other people's opinions and ways of doing things...

I'm committed to this little chunk of the interweb but I've also branched out into other places so! Now it's time to think of Red House Books as more of a hub of all things me! And Me is a hell of a lot of book love!

Stay tuned!


Sunday, February 12, 2012

New Linky Followers + Giveaway!

As most of you know, Google is retiring it's Google Friend Connect (GFC) service for non-Blogger sites on March 1st.
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!


  1. I follow you by email and now the new Linky. I just created my Linky today!!!


  2. I follow you via GFC and Rss,didn't realize you had an FB or G+, so just followed you there as well.

  3. OK, I just created my linky, too.

  4. I always prefer email subscriber myself.

    I am a subscriber here & now LINKY.


  5. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

  6. I follow through Google Reader and the new Linky Follower. I hope it catches on!

  7. I follow blogs mainly though GFC and RSS (though Google Reader). I did just create a Linky account to follow with too, going to give it a chance.

    bachcus76 at myself dot com

  8. I mainly use GFC, though I do follow you via email because I like to read it every day. I just signed up via linky. Thanks!

    laurisawhitereyes at yahoo dot com

  9. LOL! Did you say something besides the words in caps lock? :P Just kidding. I usually follow with gfc, networked or RSS, but now I'll start using the linky, too. :) (I'm following you, BTW).

    thanks for the chance!

    kah_cherub at hotmail dot com

  10. I follow OK stalk you with GFC network blogs and yes Linky too. I first saw it here and signed up straight away then forgot to come back here and follow but have rectified that now :)


  11. I follow blogs by email. (Yours included.)
    debbie at burdeen dot com

  12. I followed by Linky: Reader's Edyn

    Please take a moment to check out my giveaway too! :)

  13. Awesome! I just followed you under Linky as Vivien. Old GFC as Vivien and I'm subscribed through RSS :)

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  14. I love Linky! New follower through Linky and old email follower :)

    chidoryx AT hotmail DOT com

    -The Muggle (New Linky Follower user)
    -In My Trunk
    -Favorite Cover – Round 2

  15. I follow you via GFC and the new linky thing =)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. thank you for hosting this giveaway!! =) It's so great to have another way to do subscriptions now that GFC is going away =P
    Have a great week!

    GFC: SpadesHighReads
    Email Subscriber: Bayayrea_munkie AT hotmail.com
    Linky Follower: SpadesHigh Reads

  17. Hello I follow your blog through Linky :)


  18. Thanks for the giveaway! I follow via GFC and Linky :)


  19. I'm following in multiple ways.
    gfc: Julianne
    email: luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com
    linky: Julianne K

  20. As a Wordpress user I am out of luck with GFC, but I have no problem following by GFC, though Twitter is my preference.

    I am following you via linky!

    Otherwhere.co has Linky all set up as well, and would love a follow back!

    1. Also my twitter handle is @OtherwhereCo

  21. I've never heard of this way to follow. Interesting. I follow through GFC :)

    themgowl at gmail dot com

  22. New linky follower I love that thing. I'm Jess resides here or Jessica ( frellathon ) my name or blog title. Can't make up my mind which I want.

  23. I'm following on Linky by the name Thilde Koll Espensen

    Thildeespensen@live dot dk

  24. i follow via linky link: miki


  25. Follower via both Linky and GFC (Agnieszka Nashi). :)

  26. I follow GFC Brianne Linky: Memoriesovertakingme networkedblogs:memoriesovertakingme twitter:BrianneRS1979 and i think i follow via email as well zazzlez at gmail dot com phew exhausting. If anyone else is reading this, PLEASE feel free to FOLLOW ME and I will FOLLOW BACK!! :D


  27. Thanks so much. I follow via

    GFC- Michelle Adams
    linky- Michelle@Book Briefs
    email- chelle[@]aol.com

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  29. I follow via:

    GFC: Throuthehaze
    Linky: Raelena Pavey

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  30. I follow via:

    GFC: Psique
    Linky: Book Travels
    RSS Feed


  31. I follow via Linky and email. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. Thanks for the giveaway! I follow via
    GFC: Brittany
    Linky Follower: Brittany Ferguson
    Facebook: Brittany Ferguson
    Twitter: bbssff
    Email: brittanyferguson11@yahoo.com

  34. I like to follow by GFC and hate that it has changed. But I haved added Linky Follow to my blog (http://thebookbug-hogan.blogspot.com/) and see how that goes!
    GFC follower: Lexie@BookBug
    Linky follower: Lexie@Bookbug
    lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

  35. I just put the Linky Follow on my own blog (http://www.readingreality.net) hint, hint and I just followed you!
    But I follow a lot of people on email and twitter. I'm on Facebook and need to get more followers set up for Reading Reality's Facebook page.
    More for the "to do" list...
    marlene (at) readingreality (dot) net


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