Setting Things Straight: Google Friend Connect is NOT closing!

10 February 2012


Let's start by appreciating the fact it's Friday! Good times.

Now I'd like to talk about something not related to fashion or beauty....Horrid and boring? Perhaps. Bare with me please though and read on because it could be really important to you!

Firstly, I got it back!!! Yep, after an age trying to work out how, several posts in the Blogger forum, an email to Blogger and absolutely no assistance from them whatsoever (thanks guys)...I DID IT! Me. All by myself. 

*breathes sigh of relief*   I'm just a regular tech junkie I guess, who knew!

I'm talking about my Google Friend Connect gadget if you hadn't worked that out yet. Which leads me  to the next point. On so many blogs I visit I see people talking about GFC closing, lamenting that it is no more.  I don't know if you know this or not but I studied journalism at University. So, as the big bad-ass journalism graduate that I am, I get bugged by inaccuarate news spreading. So I'm here to try and help people hear the truth....are you ready?? News flash people....
GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT IS ONLY CLOSING FOR NON-BLOGGER SITES!

If you need the proof here's the announcement straight from the Google people themselves, "We're retiring the service for all non-Blogger sites on March 1, 2012. We encourage affected sites to create a Google+ page and place a Google+ badge on their site..."
Read it with your own eyes on the Official Google Blog if you still don't believe me! What this all means is plain and simply:
  • If you are blogging via Blogger, as in your address ends with blogspot.com or you have a custom domain that you post to via Blogger then you will not lose your GFC. 
  • If you use Wordpress, Typepad etc etc then you will not be able to use GFC anymore.
Rejoice! Well, if you're on Blogger that is. 

I hope this helps to set things straight. Go tell people or feel free to link to this post so that our Blogger friends can stop wasting time worrying about it and get on with enjoying the fact it's Friiiiiiiidaaaaay!!
Oh and....follow me on Google Friend Connect now I finally have it back :) Happy Friday everyone!

xxx

48 comments:

  1. Ohhhh thank you so much for this! I was so confused and didnt know who or what to believe!! xxx

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  2. Haha glad you got it all sorted :) Was wondering why you were having issues seeing as you are a Blogger website!

    - Allie x


    Allie UK Blog

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  3. i was in shock when I seen this on many blogs!!!!

    I wrote about it in one of my posts anyway to let people know what's happening.

    xxx

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  4. I'm glad you posted this - I thought I was the one who had got it wrong as I'd read it was only people without blogs that could no longer use GFC. Phew, I'm not as stoopid as I look :)

    Emma xx

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  5. Thanks for clearing it up! I was almost sure that blogger sites were included as well!

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  6. Yep, I just followed non-blogger blogs on bloglovin' or by feedburner but I feel pretty safe I won't lose my favorite blogger blogs :)

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  7. very glad to hear, although i never believed it to begin with lol

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  8. I am on wordpress so it doesn't affect me either way... :( I wish I had it though.

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  9. Yes I thought this too! I've had people who leave me comments saying 'oh gfc is closing, follow me on bloglovin' yet their blog is hosted by google (or blogger) so they don't need to worry! It seems like everyone is getting in a panic! xx

    Ps did you change your url recently? :-)

    www.almostdelightful.com

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    1. Yeah I did. Just over a week ago now. Actually that's why my GFC wasn't working before, it was a bit of a pain! I'm happy I've got the custom domain now though :)

      x

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  10. Definitely good to know. Thank you for sharing/explaining!
    xx


    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


    http://urbanumbrella.blogspot.com/

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  11. hihi i just read your "about me" and i really had to smile :)
    you got a great blog :))

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  12. i honestly was curious about that myself - silly people and there inaccurate information! yet they would say "follow me because GFC is closing"

    well, if it was closing then why follow?! LOL

    hugs, xo!
    MY BLOG* BARBIE-BOMBSHELL.BLOGSPOT.COM

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    1. Yeah, exactly! Hope people will stop worrying about it now :)

      x

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  13. Ciao
    I like your bloog
    Do you wanna follor each others?
    Marie
    oxoxox

    http://iintothegroove.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks! I stopped by your blog, it's good so I followed you. I loved the green polish in your last post by the way :) x

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  15. I meant I am very happy that I WILL NOT be losing readership lol :)

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  16. oh wow! good Friday news! thank you!

    p.s. thank you for following me <3

    http://nastya-said.blogspot.com/

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  17. Thanks missy! Am soooo glad that you cleared that up :)

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  18. Cute blog! Visit mine please if you have a moment to spare. :)

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  19. Thank you, we're safe then! I didn't know what to believe!! x

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  20. oh my god!
    thank you .. finally someone that has the facts straight !

    everyone was freaking out over this
    and leaving comments
    please follow on bloglovin
    please follow on bloglovin bla bla bla lol


    thank you love!
    and thanks for that beautiful comment
    you made my day yesterday ♥




    Oh by the way =)
    I put up the Oreo Pops Recipe today ♥
    Click Here

    Have a great weekend doll!

    xoxo
    Melina ♥
    www.onlyaflightaway.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha, I know. Now maybe some people won't have to freak out about it!

      I looked at your Oreo pops, they look so yummy and also so pretty the way you decorated them! :)

      x

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  21. yay! i'm so happy to hear GFC isn't closing down, that makes my day! follow each other?

    www.alifeinthefashionlane.blogspot.com

    xo

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  22. Great post.

    http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

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  23. But will people with non-blogger-blogs still be able to follow via gfc??

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    1. That's a good question!! I don't know, I'm going to try find out now though. Please let me know if you hear if it'll still be possible or not.

      x

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  24. Great post!Thank you for posting that;):)Much love

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  25. i really like your blog :)
    thank you

    http://chicchoolee.blogspot.com/

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    1. No problem! Thanks for reading :) x

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  26. lovely blog!check out my new blog, tell me how you make your striped shirts look trendy again and see what I suggest !! follow each other? :)
    http://fashionhunter4u.com

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  27. Very nice blog :)



    www.heatherhoneyblog.blogspot.com

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  28. Thanks for the info. Love this blog! :)

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  29. Great blog! So glad I stumbled upon it.

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    1. Thank you :) I hope you'll stop by again soon! x

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  30. Hi! i discovered your blgo right now, i follow you! of course, follow each other??

    Kisses!!

    www.marilynsclosetblog.com

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  31. Ah! You have said what I've been trying to tell people! Have seen so many tweets stating that GFC is closing completely, when all along, it was stated that it will be staying on google based blogs. Thank you for clearing it up for everyone. Hope you're having a very lovely weekend xxxx

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  32. HEY!!!! Very nice blogggggg :)
    Check out my blog about photography if you want.
    I follow you now! we can follow each other??

    xoxo

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  33. Thank you very much for the sharing CORRECT information!!!!

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  34. I also saw lots of bloggers writing a post about GFC closing and asking their followers to follow them via bloglovin instead. What I understand from the google website is exactly like you said, that it won't matter much to bloggers using blogspot, as long as their follower also use blogspot so it wont matter, right?

    Apparently, I found out that there were rumors that google will also close GFC for good in a few months ahead, so that's what created the panick attack among bloggers that resulted in them making a post to address the closing of gfc (and probably lose followers).

    I don't believe in gossips and rumors so I tried to google whether it's the truth, but couldn't find anything that support the rumors. So I guess it's just a plain rumor that spread among bloggers. I don;t know how the rumors started.

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  35. ahhhh.... I need your help! same thing is happening to my blog right now
    HOW did you fix yours?!

    please tell me!?

    barbiebombshell@live.ca

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