We are not all fans of change. It rattles our sense of security, and our comfortably formed habits. However, change can be a good thing. It allows us to move forward, and experience what newness and progression has to offer.
On March 1, 2012 there will be a change in Blogland. Google owns Blogger (our blog host) and they will be retiring Google Friends Connect for all non-blogger sites. GFC is the button on the right side of our blog that allows you to click and follow our blog. (The one that says “Join this Blog with Google Friends Connect”.) Since we are a Blogger site, it will not initially affect our blog. But I truly believe that the writing is on the wall, and eventually Google will discontinue it completely.
Having the ability to “follow” your favorite blogs is wonderful, and prevents you from missing any posts on that blog. Currently at Take Six, we have 5 different “following options” for you. Each of these allows you to follow our blog. Our readers may choose whichever one works best for them personally.
Oh the right side of our blog you can follow us through:
Email – When you insert your email address in that spot, every time we publish a new post it will be emailed to you.
Facebook – by “Liking” our fan page. We link every blog post to our FB page.
Networked Blogs – A social blog directory on Facebook. You can follow blogs this way.
Linky Followers is a new option as of last week. You click on it as you would GFC or Networked Blogs. Heather and Vanessa @ “At The Picket Fence” have a great post introducing Linky Followers HERE. Then they just did a new post explaining it in more depth. I don’t feel any need to “reinvent the wheel” by explaining it all again here, as they have done such a wonderful job. So if you feel this may possibly be the option for you, (as I do) please read about it HERE. If you like what they wrote for us, please leave them a comment and tell them that Tanya@TakeSix sent you!
Google Friends Connect -We will be taking this button down soon. We encourage you to follow us and your other favorite blogs by another method. It is almost certain Goggle will discontinue this feature completely, and the list of blogs you follow by this method, that are currently on your dashboard, will disappear along with it.
Thanks so much for bearing with us for this bit of boring housekeeping! Please take a moment and follow us with a method other than GFC.