That’s right, big time stuff happening behind the scenes over here! These 4 crazy children apparently don’t keep me busy enough, so I thought, eh, why not squeeze in a massive blog overhaul before the holidays, including a switch from Blogger to WordPress and a brand spanking new design? Psshhht. Cake.
Yeeeeeeah right! Big time work! But I know it’s gonna be completely worth it (thank you selfless HTML helper elf, you know who you are!).
TAKE NOTE: Google Friend Connect- that widget on my sidebar with the faces of my “members”- it’s going away. Don’t be alarmed!!! My blog will still show up in your Google Reader, as always. You’re still subscribed to my RSS feed even though you won’t see this little collection of faces anymore.
I anticipate you’ll see this happening on a lot of your favorite blogs in the coming months. Google Friend Connect is on the outs- it’s already no longer available for non-Blogger blogs as of March 2012, and many experts anticipate that it will be disappearing from all blogs (voluntarily or not) in the near future, once Google finally pulls the plug on it altogether.
Also take note- there’s a chance that my old posts may show up as unread in your Google Reader, and I’m hunting for a way around this, but I just want to warn you and apologize in advance if this happens!
What this does change is that I will be able to interact with you so much more!!! On my new blog, you’ll now be asked to enter your email address when you leave a comment (visible only to me), so that I can write you back! YAAAAAY! I love love love hearing from you, and it breaks my heart that I haven’t been able to write many of you back! Heart break no more. Keep an eye out for these changes in the next week or so.
Ta ta for now! Happy Friday!!!