As far as yesterday's post in reference to Google's changes, which start today, I don't mind that they are making changes, what I do mind, though, is if they alienate other blog users from commenting on their blogs (Wordpress, etc.) For myself, I prefer to allow people to comment using another blog, if they choose to, not forcing someone to become a Blogger user or Google+ user in order to be able to comment. I am able to comment on blogs by Wordpress and others, so I think Google should continue to allow others who are not Blogger or Google+ users to comment on their blogs, if for no other reason, as a form of courtesy. I knew that something strange was going on since a few weeks now when I began to notice the number of my followers disappearing, and this happened to other Blogger users as well. Worst case scenario: registering for a Google account will enable you to continue following my blog with the latest posts as well as being able to comment on my posts. Thanks for listening.
Here is the actual message that I saw on Blogger: In 2011, we announced the retirement of Google Friend Connect for all non-Blogger sites. We made an exception for Blogger to give readers an easy way to follow blogs using a variety of accounts. Yet over time, we’ve seen that most people sign into Friend Connect with a Google Account. So, in an effort to streamline, in the next few weeks we’ll be making some changes that will eventually require readers to have a Google Account to sign into Friend Connect and follow blogs.
We know how important followers are to all bloggers, but we believe this change will improve the experience for both you and your readers.
The videos I have chosen for this post are:
Mr. Bean - Salvation Army Carols
Maia Darme - Aquaharp
How to Make Beeswax Candles
Piglet Rescued Moments from Drowning
For the following, I am providing the link sources beneath each photo. You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.