Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Surviving the Loss of Google Friend Connect!

So as you guys probably already know Google Friend Connect is going to be gone in just a few short weeks. I know, I know, WHY GOOGLE WHY?!?!?! *shakes fist at Google executives*

When I first found out Google was getting rid of GFC I just didn't understand the reasoning behind it. Then again, who does understand the reasoning behind anything Google does, am I right?

Then I realized that this is the perfect opportunity for everyone to break away from the annoyance that is Google and their fixation with Google+, and find new and better ways to follow blogs.

So if you're freaking out about the impending loss of Google Friend Connect, have no fear, here are a few quick and easy ways to stay up to date on That Hapa Chick (and your other favorite blogs)!

1. Start using Bloglovin!

Bloglovin' is a fantastic site that allows you to follow blogs, customize them into related lists, keep track of posts you have and haven't read, heart posts you like, the list goes on and on. I've been using it as my blog reader for over a year now and I love it. I definitely suggest giving it a try! You can follow That Hapa Chick here.

2. Email Subscription

Email subscriptions are nice because you never have to worry about missing a post, it will always show up right in your inbox! If you want to follow That Hapa Chick via email subscription just fill out the handy dandy subscription box below.

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3. Facebook and Twitter

Do you like That Hapa Chick on Facebook? Do you follow me on Twitter? Well you should! I love connect with other bloggers and readers on social media so head on over and say hi!

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Follow That Hapa Chick on Twitter

Google Friend Connect and Google Reader may be on the out, but there are so many other awesome options for following blogs that you will never miss it!

Are there any other great ways to follow and connect with blogs that I didn't mention here? Tell me about them! I always love to hear about other options for getting people connected to my blog and connecting with other blogs.

Julia :)


  1. I thought they were only getting rid of Google Reader, not GFC?

    1. Well I think they're both tied together because Google Friend Connect only works by connecting the "friends" with each other's RSS feed's through Google reader. I'm not totally clear on that though. I could certainly be wrong. :)

  2. I was so upset over them getting rid of GFC but I'm liking Feedly. It seems like everyone is using bloglovin so I might give it a second chance.


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