#000000;">i have only used the little newsletter feature offered by google friend connect once before…
#000000;">i did it today…. again…. friend connect is going away… bastards…. i think it’s quite possibly a case of discrimination against those of us who are non-blogger folks… in case you don’t get the newsletter i sent out, here is what i said:
#000000;">Well, the end is near….
#000000;">no! not my end or the end of my blog … heaven forbid!
#000000;">the end i speak of is Google Friend Connect…. they are banning those of us who are non-blogger sites effective March 1st…. bastards!
#000000;">this puts a real kink in the system i think…. and i view it is a control maneuver… i’m not going back to a blogger blog… they jacked with my stuff…. lost much of my writing (thankfully i kept backups)… and many comments… why in the world would i go back to that stress? moving to a self-hosted site was the best decision i have made for my little spot on the interwebs….
#000000;">anyway, thanks for reading and commenting and visiting…. i hope that you’ll make the switch to following by RSS feed or email options…
#000000;">for those of you who have had enough of my particular brand of brain dump…. i hate to see you go… but i know nothing lasts forever….
#000000;">in the meantime, those of you who are also self-hosted rebels such as myself… i’m busy signing up for your rss feeds….
#000000;">and you know what? just to be hard-headed – i might do that for all the blogs i follow… maybe i will stop using friend connect to follow any blog and do everything via rss feeds…. my own little personal protest ha!
#000000;">(the one thing i will miss about friend connect is that i won’t know who’s following via rss…. i like that part of the friend connect thingy)
#000000;">wishing you peace, love, and fuddruckers!
#000000;">pretty snazzy for a newsletter ha! not….i will not set up a page on google + because it doesn’t work the same way… no feeds and it’s just one more place to have to visit to keep up with blogging… won’t do it… can’t make me ha! i do have a facebook page though…
#000000;">how much you wanna bet that one day google will take over facebook too?
#000000;">the whole point in putting this here is so that you will know what is happening when my cute little mugshot disappears from your friend connect… i’m following but by rss instead…. i’m protesting!
#000000;">oh! big p.s. if you are new here…. since i won’t be able to see who you are and click on your image and find your site…. you’ll just have to leave me your link when you leave a comment so that i can find you