As many of you know, we non-"Blogger" bloggers (YoT is on Typepad) will be losing Google Friend Connect on March 1st. I am strangely sad… I feel happy when I see all those lovely friendly faces smiling at me from my little GFC box. But onward and upward– there's no point in crying over spilled milk or in this case– over free widgets that have come to mean so much.
At any rate, Google is encouraging people to go to Google+ to connect with friends. In case you are new to Google+ (I am too) and you want to stay connected, you can find me here, and I PINKY PROMISE I will joyfully follow you back.
Life IS a Picnik
Also worth noting– Picnik, that wonderful user-friendly photo editing site which was puchased by Google some time ago– is becoming part of Google+. More info here. I think that's extra incentive to go Google+. AND in the meantime, they are giving everyone a PREMIUM membership FOR FREE… so check it out! It's a $25 value!
The Scoop on Google+
One extremely helpful series I have been reading is by the fabulous Colleen (from the blog Mural Maker and More). Colleen has written some posts that demystify about Google+. You can check them out here:
And, you can find Colleen on Google+ here. She's amazing!
What if I'm not ready or interested in Google+?
Some people don't want to take on another social media tool– and I totally understand that. You can still subscribe to your favorite blogs, including *hopefully* YoT (upper left hand corner) though Feedburner or in a Reader.
Bev from Flamingo Toes has written a great post on how this, titled "The Mystery of RSS Feeds".
Thank you Colleen and Bev for your insightful posts.
Hugs to everyone!
Cute frame courtesy of Free Pretty Things For You