Help, I'm So Confused!

Hey, everyone!  I've started hearing a lot about Google shutting down Friend Connect, which is essentially where all our followers are.  I've gone in and read  about it, but here's where the confusion sets in.  They say they will be shutting down Google Friend Connect for all non-bloggers.  Does anyone know what a non-blogger is?  I've tried to pose the question to Google, but they haven't explained it, at least as far as I can understand.  Is it just me, or is anyone else confused.  If you know the answer, please share.



Jay said...

Hope google is relating non-bloggers to those who dont use blogspot as their blogging platform ( like wordpress.com )
not clear though..waiting for clarity !
Tasty Appetite

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

I believe it it is for wordpress..and for folks who do NOT have a blog..they will have to subscribe via email to our posts.

Diane Writes said...

Hi Cas! I think this only affects the "non bloggers" or those who are using Google Connect in their wordpress accounts / blogs. As far as I know, blogger is still in the Google Family so no need to worries.

Is this the article you encountered? http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/more-spring-cleaning-out-of-season.html

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

I just assumed it was someone who has a g-mail account and comments on blogs but doesn't have a blog. Once in a while I've run across those. I didn't think about Wordpress as being a non-blogger...not sure about that.
I think it's going to cause a lot of confusion no matter what!

Jenny @ An Apple for the Crafter said...

Like everyone else has mentioned, non-blogger refers to people whose blogs are not through blogspot. So any blogs you follow that are .net or straight .com will be dropped from GFC and you will need to follow them through another outlet. Don't worry, you won't lose any followers!
Good luck! Feel free to ask for more clarification if I wasn't totally clear.

A Hint of Home said...

Sorry, I can't be of help! I was so confused on my blog for a week I went to Firefox and do everything from posting to commenting there. It has been a breeze so far.
I love your pantry redo!

Carol said...

I've been wondering the same thing. Thanks to those who left comments here I think I get the picture. Now I'm not worried about losing followers.


Inspire Me Heather said...

They will be closing GFC entirely soon as well, such a drag...

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Oh my, I don't know about this? Keep us posted because I don't pay attention to alot of things that I read most of the time.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I didn't know about this either, please keep us posted about this.


SavannahGranny said...

"Blogger" is the name of google blogspot app. If you click on the bogger icon at the upper left of your blog it will take you to the dashboard. At the upper left of the dashboard you will see the blogger logo and the word "BLOGGER"
Anything not operating through that app is considerd a non-blogger.
Hope that helps.
Hugs, Ginger

thistlewoodfarm said...

I am so sad about GFC going away! I am a wordpress blog, so I guess I won't be able to use this :(

Hope I can still use my google reader!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Cas,
Just wanted to come over and ask you to come by and see my post on my
pantry. It is on my Thankful Thursday post and if you don't have time to
read it all, at least read #1&2,
and scan the pics.
It will be up until Monday morning.

Sorry can't help you with the goodle friends connect thing, cause I am on blogger, so don't really know either, but you are certainly a blogger so would think you should be fine. Do you have a blogspot.com address?? Sounds like a stupid question but I can't see it with the comment pop up there.......
Anyway, hope you get the info you need...............sometimes I just wish they would leave things alone.

Have a nice weekend hon,
I am sure enjoying my pantry changes, thanks to you!!

CAS said...

Ya'll are just the best! Thank you to everyone who responded & gave me advice. I'm okay now, confusion is gone, at least on this subject -- all is good with the world....lol!

Becca said...

I'm glad you posted this ... and, I feel better (I think - lol) !!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hey lovely,

Don't worry - non-Blogger just means people that don't use Blogger as their blogging platform. You do so you're fine!!

Google are doing it to try and lure people into using Google +, apparently!


Shelia said...

Hi Cas! I'm glad you posted about this too! I was pretty sure I'd be okay since I do use Blogger, but now I feel a whole lot better!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Crazy changes always! Makes me bite my nails! :) I'm hoping GFC stays the same for us with blogger blogs!!! Surely it will!?! I'm excited to know about your blog and happy to be your newest follower!!! I'd love for you to return the love when you visit next!

XO, Aimee

Kim said...

Darned if I know. I'm just as confused as you are. I think Deb was right though.

Kelly said...

My understanding is it is closing on people that don't use "Blogger". You should be fine because you use it. People that aren't "Blogger" are Word Press etc. That shows up at the end of their blog address.

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