Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Blogger Hiccup Dumps Followers

Some bloggers are reporting that there has been some kind of hiccup recently that resulted in an unceremonious dumping of some Followers and/or Subscribers from various Blogspot blogs.

Not all blogs and not all accounts have been affected, and there has been no official announcement from Blogger. The incidence is low enough that it rates as "bit error" in the grand scheme of things.

To those of us with an average blog, however, even a small loss is felt and we do not consider such losses as "bit errors". You are living, breathing, and thinking people who have taken the time to stop by and read what I have thought relevant -- therefore you are appreciated.

If you are one of those who were accidentally removed from subscription, please come back! If you haven't subscribed to the RSS feed in the past, please consider this an invitation to join in using the "Subscribe to the Blynken blog" button. If you'd really like to make my day, use the link on the left under "Nod'ers" to "Follow" the blog publicly.

And, hey, thanks.

UPDATE: Blogger has announced over on Blogger Buzz that they've switched the Follow feature to something called "Friend Connect". Undoubtedly this caused some of the problems we've been seeing.
That's why we're excited to announce that we've integrated Blogger Following with Google Friend Connect.

Friend Connect encourages readers to use one account (whether it's a Google account, a Yahoo, AIM or OpenID account) to follow any site - a Blogger blog, a WordPress blog, or any other site that has incorporated Friend Connect.

The problem I see now is that the widget is big and ugly.

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