In the blogging community, we all know of the latest buzz concerning Google Friend Connect. A wonderful followers tool that many, many bloggers and blog readers use to keep track of not only the blogs that we read but also as a tool to know who and how many followers we have.
All I knew was that Google Friend Connect affected non-Google blog platforms, like Wordpress, and that it was going away for them soon. So, I really didn't give it much attention. Then I read that rumors were going around that "someday" Google Friend Connect was going to be phased out completely. Then I thought....hmmm, maybe I need to give this some closer attention but had no idea where to start.
Lately, I began seeing "Linky Followers"boxes on several of my favorite blogs and wanted to know what this new tool was all about. The other day, I found two posts done by Heather and Vanessa's blog, At the Picket Fence, about this very subject. The first post is about how and why Linky Followers started. By the way, by the very same person who created Linky Tools. :) The second post is a good explanation of not only the pros and cons of Linky Followers and all the advantages of using this wonderful tool, but also a very detailed step-by-step tutorial on how to get started and how to use it. I was very impressed. I encourage you to read their posts and decide for yourself about Linky Followers.
At any rate, ...I have decided to jump on the bandwagon and am following in the footsteps of some of my favorite blogs. You can find my Linky Followers box right below the Google Friends Connect box. Hope to see you there!
Have a happy day today!~