As I was
surfing around procrastinating on Saturday morning I came across Styling You‘s post about how Google in their infinite wisdom are abolishing the Google Friend Connect widget for non-blogger blogs.
I am not happy. I am so far beyond the opposite of happy. For those of you who have no idea what I’m babbling about I apologise. Basically, if you have a non-Blogger blog, the GFC widget allowed you to still have people follow your blog through google and have your blog updates show up in Google reader. No more. Apparently they have caught wind of the fact that WordPress is better* and have decided to punish us all for it. As if coping with their ridiculous, antiquated, buggy comment system wasn’t punishment enough for everyone. And really, they needn’t have bothered. Never being eligible to become a Blog of Note is so freaking depressing as it is.
So what does it mean? It means all the time and effort (and considerable competitions) I poured into increasing my GFC subscribers was a complete waste of time. I thought I was building up my community so that people on Blogger were also part of that community. Apparently I was building a beautiful-ass castle right before the tide came in.
I’ll be taking the widget down at the end of the Month, unless the fact that it’s sitting there, mocking me, overwhelms me and I get rid of it sooner. So if you follow me by GFC and would still like to subscribe here are your options:
Or you can subscribe in a Reader
Or any of the social media buttons on the site – I keep most of them updated with posts as well.
And what does Klout have to do with this? Well they downgraded me from a celebrity to a specialist. The horror. I might have just been coming to terms with my 50-something score as opposed to my 60-something score and now this. Yes. Your outrage is warranted.
Meanwhile, I’ve been trying to ignore the Circle of Moms thing while occasionally pimping other bloggers. Because I find these kind of awards ultimately depressing as I slip further and further away from the top 25 and I shouldn’t care. But occasionally I’m weak and I do care.
So that, in summary is why Google and Klout are dead to me. DEAD. Also I think this turned into one of those annoying, whingey, poor me blog posts. Oh crap.
*sarcasm. I prefer WordPress but I will not engage in the bland meets beige WordPress vs Blogger argument