I hope you enjoyed the first full week of the brand spankin' new year! I was so hoping it wouldn't whoosh by, but it did.
And I hope this isn't the last time I'll see you and hear from you!
You may have already heard that Google is going to start the process of cleaning out and streamlining how people access Blogger.
If I understand it correctly, that means if you don't have a Google account and you follow me via the blue "Join This Site" button (Google Friend Connect), you will be dropped as a follower as of Monday, January 11, 2016. (It may not happen prezackly on Monday, but over time.)
That also means you won't be able to comment, which will make me very sad! Right now when you leave a comment, you may see these "identity" choices:
ETA: Nan writes that it is only the ability to follow that will be affected and not the ability to leave comments. That's not what I've been reading, but it's a relief to know if that's how this pans out! She suggests having a Bloglovin link on our side bars, which I already do, as a way for people to follow instead.
The problem is I don't know how to "see" who follows me that way to introduce friends to friends in my New Friends Corner, or monitor my NBUS Challenge or giveaways, so I'm hoping people will still follow the "old-fashioned" way. If someone knows how I can see who follows me via Bloglovin or Feedly, I'd love to know. Thanks for all your suggestions and advice!
What You Can Do
Setting up a Google account is free and easy and I hope you will take a minute to do that now so that nothing will change between us when Monday rolls around!
Go to https://accounts.google.com/signup. The signup page will look like this:
I even made you a card to say there are ten things I love about you and that I love hearing from you!
As it happens, City Crafter is having a "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye" challenge, which fits this post perfectly! And at The Paper Players, Joanne has a theme challenge of "All About Numbers."
Thank you all so much for your enthusiastic response to my Year in Preview post, my goals, and my new "Giveaways" page. Today I have begun the first Giveaway and I have set up a new email account to efficiently (I hope) handle the process. Please see the tab at the top of my blog if you are interested, or I think you can find it here.
Enjoy your day! No, seriously, enjoy! LITS!*
As always, thank you for coming by to visit the Playhouse and special thanks to you if you take the time to join as a follower! Please let me know you came by, so I can be sure and return the flavor!
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