Google Friend Connect: Going the Way of the Dinosaurs


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By now you’ve all heard the news, that Google Friend Connect is going offline for many bloggers on March 1, 2012, and could be phased out entirely for us all in the future. Luckily all is not lost! A few really wonderful blogging ladies got together with Brent Riggs, the creator of Linky Tools, to design a fabulous new Linky Followers application. Just like Google Friend Connect, Linky Followers allows you to show your love for amazing blogs – BUT, it also lets you organize your followers, feature them, and it acts as a reader! The best part: it’s completely FREE!!! Many bloggers have already made the switch, and to keep connected with all of my favourite DIY’ers I am adding the Linky Followers tool to Designing by Numbers as well!

Please consider following me using this new fantastic tool by clicking the link below, or using the Linky Followers widget that I have added in my right side-bar – did I mention it’s FREE!?! If you are already a follower of mine through Google Friend Connect I hope that you will continue to show your love via Linky Followers. For now I will keep both applications available, but I hope you will make the switch to Linky Followers to stay in touch with me (and so that I can stay in touch with you too!!)


{Click here to follow Designing by Numbers!}


Thank you all for your continued support; it means so much to me!

But WAIT, there's MORE...


Cheri from It's So Very Cheri has been kind enough to start a wonderful Blog Hop for new Linky Followers users! This is an AMAZING way to not only promote your own blog, but to find some new ones that you can follow using this great tool.

There are a few rules to the hop, as follows (taken from It's So Very Cheri):

1. You MUST have the LINKY FOLLOWERS tool on your site to participate.
If you see that your link has been deleted you need to add the LINKY FOLLOWER tool to your site and then come back over and re-enter your link (You can have both the LINKY FOLLOWERS & GFC on your site but you must have the LINKY FOLLOWERS tool to participate in this party hop.)

2. You MUST follow the person who has the party on their site as a thank you.

3. Just add your blog button to the LINKY PARTY below.

4. Grab the BLOG HOP code.
You will find the code right under the Linky Party where it says CLICK HERE TO ENTER–
Just under that it says: {WHAT IS A BLOG HOP? GET THE CODE HERE}
Click on {GET THE CODE HERE} and enter it into a post on your site.

5. Then you follow other bloggers–(as many as you want)
Leave each one of the blogs that you follow a comment letting them know you are following them and ask them to follow you back.

If you want to add the BLOG HOP to your own site you will get lots of new followers–(see rule #2)

Now onto the FUN!!!

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