I am going to start off by talking about my goals. Many of you said you are coming into this a bit late. I suggest just starting now and making your goals a bit smaller so that you can finish when we do.
OK on to my 12 Weeks to Goal blogging goals and how they are going:
Update on my Blogging Goals:
GOAL NUMBER TWO: Increase Newsletter Subscribers to 800 – As of 01/25/2012 I am at 832! I reached my goal!! Whoo hoo!!
GOAL NUMBER THREE: Add pictures to 10 of the 37 recipe posts missing images As of 01/25/2012 , I am at 33, and now have a few more photos. I will be spending this week trying to get some more pictures and updating the posts.
GOAL NUMBER FOUR: Complete A-Z Alphabet Book through K! As of 01/25/2012 I am at the same as last week 1/2 way through G. I did do some research on it, but that is as far as I got!
On to what to do about Google Friend Connect:
If you were on blogger and then moved to WordPress, chances are you brought your Google Friend Connect followers with you. If you haven’t heard the news yet, you are going to be really upset… in March of this year, Google will be shutting down GFC on all non-blogger blogs! Yes, really. So, what do you do with your thousands of blog followers that are going to literally disappear over night?
Guess what, there is not much you can do except beg your readers to move to something else. Either follow your blog via RSS or sign up for your newsletter. I have been begging since December and out of the 2000+ followers on this site and 500+ on my deal site, only about 400 have actually moved over. So now what? Will my traffic significantly drop come March? Yes, this is a major worry for me. I have worked so hard to get my readers and I don’t want to lose them just because of Google’s flights of Fancy!
So, what do we do? We should start a petition that Google will allow us to continue to use Google Friend Connect OR allow us to access the reader emails so that we can move them to something new!
As a reader, what is your opinion on Google Friend Connect leaving us? As a Blogger, what do you think?