Linky Follower Blog Hop – 2/22/12

Linky Followers Blog Hop

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard the news:

Google Friend Connect is going away after February 29th for non-Blogspot Bloggers and will be completely phased out for EVERYONE in the not-too-distant future!

Linky Followers Logo

That’s why I’m inviting you to join Create With Joy on Linky Followers – an awesome new tool that makes it EASY to follow your favorite blogs!

Create With Joy

Here’s how this blog hop works:

1. Install Linky Followers on your site to participate!

2. Follow Create With Joy and It’s So Cheri, your hostesses and leave a comment!

3. Add your Blog Button to the link list.

4. Follow as many bloggers as you would like!

Have fun meeting and mingling with the many fabulous bloggers participating in this blog hop!

18 Responses to “Linky Follower Blog Hop – 2/22/12”

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  1. Denise C says:

    That’s too bad they are getting rid of the follwers widget for everyone! Thanks for sharing an alternative :)

  2. Lori says:

    Yes, I am following you now also. Thank you for following me. I am sad about the GFC going away. I am on blogspot so I know I am not in danger of losing it yet…

  3. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    I was wondering what I was going to use.

  4. Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly
    Twitter: Tracy_Iglesias
    says:

    Will Linky Followers start off free and then switched to ‘paid’?

    I don’t need the alternative just yet as I’m on self hosted on blogspot, but I don’t want to jump on alternative bandwagon that I’ll end up being disappointed with or have to pay for!

    Linked up, Happy WW!

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1
      says:

      Hi Tracy

      I can’t answer your question re: the future of Linky Followers, but I can tell you that Google has publicaly stated that they are retiring GFC and placing their focus on Google Plus, so even though, as a Blogspot blogger, you may not feel like you need to deal with the issue yet, I’d encourage you to start looking into alternatives and growing your subscriber base on non-GFC platforms now. You can have both GFC and Linky Followers on your blog, so I would encourage you to try it out – you can always delete it if you don’t like it!

      You can also look into other alternatives (which I’m also doing) – ultimately you need to decide what options work best for you, your blog, and your readers, and what you feel most comfortable with. Right now, everyone is jumping on the Google Plus bandwagon because that’s what Google is telling GFC users to do, but I haven’t done that yet because I’m not fully comfortable with that option.

      Best of luck to you – I like GFC and am very disappointed that it is going away.

  5. Jennifer says:

    Visiting from the Linky Party Hop!! I hope you’ll visit – http://www.LaughterandGrace.com – and follow back.

  6. Mary Bearden says:

    Thanks for hosting the blog hop! Guess I might as well face it. We have to start this process all over again, huh? What a shame! Following you and will talk with you soon!

  7. I’m your newest follower from Linky. Looking forward to getting to know you better.

  8. rayan says:

    Following from Cheri’s Linky Follower Party Hop! I’d love for you to follow me also at The Design Confidential – http://www.thedesignconfidential.com/

  9. Roxanna says:

    Stopping by from the Alexa Drop Hop!

  10. Karen S. says:

    So I’ve heard. But I’ve also heard that you can and many will still keep the way it is now if you decide to. Have you heard that too?

  11. Michelle
    Twitter: Divatude
    says:

    Can’t wait to find some fun new blogs to read :)
    Thanks for the Linky Hop ladies!!!

  12. Rachel says:

    hopping over with the Alexa Hop have followed you via GFC hoping you can follow me back http://StressedRach.co.uk Thanks x

  13. loren says:

    following you on linky and I hope you do too! via Claire justine oxox linky hop.

  14. NCSue says:

    Hi there!
    I’m now following you with Linky Followers and hope you’ll follow me as well. Thank you for telling me about this new service.!
    Thank you for hosting this hop, and please join me for mine each Wednesday. I’d love to see your photos!
    Have a great weekend.
    Sue

  15. Paula J says:

    Wow there’s a lot of blogs that are participating!! How fun :)) Thanks for hosting!

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

  16. caroline @ c.w.frosting says:

    Visiting & following from the LF hop!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  17. Good morning. With moving and everything else happening around here, I’ve been procrastinating addressing this nasty change.

    I need to do it. I don’t think it will happen for a few weeks, though.

    In the interim, how clever of you to come up with ideas like this.

    Thanks for sharing this on Alphabe-Thursday’s Letter ‘N”.

    A+

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