Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Loss of Followers



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Over the past few months I have noticed a significance loss of my blog followers.  Just recently I found out why. At the end of the year I closed out at 1655 followers on my blog, now at 1480 or maybe even less in the next few days. I was really shocked when I saw all these changes that I was curious if others were having this issue.

Update: Followers now at 1468. 1453, (1433 Final Number)

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Explained in this blog post from blogger: https://t.co/CagZQlPEou

"In 2011, we announced the retirement of Google Friend Connect for all non-Blogger sites. We made an exception for Blogger to give readers an easy way to follow blogs using a variety of accounts. Yet over time, we’ve seen that most people sign into Friend Connect with a Google Account. So, in an effort to streamline, in the next few weeks we’ll be making some changes that will eventually require readers to have a Google Account to sign into Friend Connect and follow blogs."

"As part of this plan, starting the week of January 11, we’ll remove the ability for people with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other Open Id providers to sign in to Google Friend Connect and follow blogs. At the same time, we’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count."

If you are still on blogger please sign up in order to follow your favorite blogs. You can even sign up for emails on my blog or follow through GFC

4 comments:

  1. That really flustered me!! I went to bed with "x" number of followers and woke up with fewer than I previously had. I wish I had seen that post from them about the changes they were getting ready to implement so I wouldn't have been saddened by the slight drop, but, I guess its just one of those things you have no control over.

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    1. I was shocked too! I didn't know the full reason until today

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    2. I didn't know there was a reason till I saw your post. But at least I do now, so that's something. =)

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    3. I dropped over 150 followers and was like "whhhhat?!" I'm glad I saw this post so I know what's up. Kinda bummed about this but, what can ya do.

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