Friday, June 28, 2013

Don't Lose Your Google Reader or Google Friend Connect Subscription on July 1

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{photo via creative commons}
Hi, friends.  This post is pure bloggy housekeeping.  But it's important, if you're interested in keeping up with my words and adventures here.  Because as of July 1 (that's Monday . . . wow it snuck up on me!), Google is shutting down Google Reader and Google Friend Connect.

I'm very sad that this long-rumored changes are finally coming into being.  I use Google Reader to follow along with all of my favorite blogs, and think it's unparalleled.  I have switched all my subscriptions over to Bloglovin, but I will miss the ease and build of Google Reader. 

And as for Google Friend Connect, I'll miss that, too, when it follows Google Reader.  If you don't know, Google Friend Connect is that widget over in the right sidebar that says "Join This Site" with all the followers' photos beneath.  I really enjoy how this simple widget gives a face (or really, faces) to the audience you write to -- and, in our case, the beautiful community of you amazing readers I have come to truly love.  I will miss this feature (I'm not sure if this will also be on July 1, but it's slated to happen soon). 

So what's a blog reader to do?  Well, there are a number of subscription alternatives to Google's.  As you've probably already guessed, I favor Bloglovin.  A great bonus of Bloglovin is that they've made importing all your current Google Reader subscriptions crazy simple -- learn how to do so here (if that tutorial doesn't click with you, here's another equally easy method).

And if you're interested in following my blog with Bloglovin, click here or on the button below.  There is also a button in the right sidebar.

If you'd rather not subscribe, but do want to keep updated, here are some more options:

It would truly fill me with joy if you wanted to continue reading this ongoing story that I am {and we are} living.  It's been wonderful traveling with you through the beauty, pain, and blessings of this life.  I love you all so very much.  Thank you for the way you've shown me your own hearts as I show you mine.
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p.s.  Could you please be praying?  The Best Husband Ever and I are in the midst of making an excruciatingly difficult decision, and there are no good options.  I'm not sure what to ask for . . . perhaps wisdom, and then grace and peace in whatever not-good option we go with?  Thank you and thank you and thank you.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Beth, have you tried ?

    It's a free web app that allows you to select which websites content to keep up with and you can seamlessly sign up with Facebook.


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