Thursday, 13 June 2013

Nobody Panic!!!!!


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Hold tight, I have good news and bad news for you.

There are going to be some changes to Sprinkle of Glitter. The big boys over at Google have decided they are removing that little gadget at the side of this page called 'Google Friend Connect'. Can you see it? It has a whole heap of smiling faces there and they are you, the people of this blog. Naturally a blog would still exist without the people, but to me, you make this space what it is. You are the life of it. The 'awww' sounds for Baby Glitter posts and the 'ooooohhh' sounds for purdy pictures of makeup. You are special to me and special to Sprinkle of Glitter. When Google removes this gadget, your smiling faces will be removed too. Sad sad sad. 

There is however a solution. Wooohhhooo!

Moving from GFC to Bloglovin


Bloglovin is a brilliant service that allows you to follow as many blogs as you like and organise them in any way you like. For those of you who are a bit messy (like me!), you can just click the 'follow' buttons and not bother with categories-haha. Bloglovin is free and simple, and that's coming from a tech idiot! I've heard the app is also great.

THIS LINK will take you to my page where there will be a big shiny 'follow' button. By following, you will be completely up to date with Sprinkle of Glitter and can pick and choose which posts you choose to read and when you choose to read them. It will allow you to see, at a glance, what posts have been uploaded to mine and any other blogs you follow. You can follow as many as you like. 

It will also allow me to see and know you, and that's important. I like to feel like this is a conversation and a family and not just you looking through a one way mirror. That's just a touch creepy, non?

So, in short, may I please ask you a favour? In return for regular uploads, a kind spirit and maybe the odd giveaway here and there, please could you click onto my page and follow it?

Thank you if you do. If you don't, maybe another day eh?

Whilst you're there, you might be interested to follow some of these blogs too? They are my personal favourites and well worth your time and support.



Are you a blog following convert? Do you read any of the above blogs?



Toodlepip!

xx

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86 comments:

  1. Well that's kind of sad... but I just joined Bloglovin :) <3

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    1. I really appreciate your support :) xxx

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  2. How strange that they're getting rid of that... Was there any reason?

    I'm following you on Bloglovin', as well as most of the blogs you listed!

    Thanks so much for letting us know about this change!

    http://melissapcooper.blogspot.com/

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    1. It's rubbish isn't it? I don't know why they are getting rid of it but I think most bloggers are trying to be as prepared as possible so we don't loose all our readers.

      Thank you so much for being so supportive :) xxx

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  3. I hate the fact that they are getting rid of Google Friend Connect :( I love Google Reader aswell so it's just sad because I think they want everyone to start using Google+ and therefore you will be kind of forced to use it when GFC shuts down... unless you use Bloglovin' of course ;) which is what I'm going to do because I'm so tired of this Google nonsense!

    Valérie ♥ scribblesofvalerie.com

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    1. Me too Valerie, bloglovin for the win! Stupid Google giants! xxx

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  4. LOUISE! please read it! I've heard that there might be a way we can MAYBE keep the GFC followers, all we need is 43 000 more signatures on this site https://www.change.org/petitions/googl e-keep-google-reader-running i have no idea if it is a right thing but we could atleast try so maybe you could share it with your readers/viewers, we don't have much time left.

    Merilinzz.blogspot.com

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    1. Ooohh thank you Merilin, I'll look into that!! xxx

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    2. Great! Really hope we can keep it, i don't understand Bloglovin',kinda complicated for me, but i'm still following you there! xxx

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  5. So strange they decided to remove this but I love Bloglovin and have been using it to keep up with my blog readings for awhile!

    xx Julianne over at Bloglovin!

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  6. followed you on Bloglovin' Louise, you are one of my favourite bloggers because of your amazing and positive outlook on life (cheesy haha) but that's what I try to have as well so thankyou :-) and keep being spiffy

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  7. Bloglovin' is great! The only thing is that people seem to follow with GFC and not Bloglovin' so everyone's follower lists are really skewed :-/

    Rachel is Elsewhere

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  8. Oh I wonder why they are getting rid of it? Good thing I already follow you on bloglovin!! I know these are really annoying but could anyone just check out my blog it would really mean a lot. As I am struggling to get page views and followers and I don't know weather to carry on xx

    http://littlevlogofeverything.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. Good job I have Bloglovin' account, ready for the change!

    jessssicahart.blogspot.com

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  10. I followed you in bloglovin Ms. Louise long time ago! Hihi. :D I really love your blog and videos in YouTube! :)

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  11. I've heard mixed things about whether they really are getting rid of GFC or not. Some people are saying that blogger.com sites will still have their GFC followers but I don't know. I set up my own Bloglovin' a little while ago anyway so I'm safe either way!

    http://dibdabdebs.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. It makes me super sad that GFC will soon be no more however, I can't wait to start using Bloglovin more Raspberrykiss xo

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  13. It's so frustrating that they are getting rid if it!! I already follow you through bloglovin xx

    alittlebitsunshine.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Hey Louise,

    I heard they are getting rid of Google Reader not GFC! I read about the difference on a german blog and just looked for an english post about it. Here :) http://www.lifeandeverythingelseinbetween.com/2013/03/google-readergfc-information.html

    So it should be okay ;)

    XXX

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  15. I didn't know that! I have to tell my followers as well, thaank you! And don't worry I was already following on bloglovin', I'm following you everywhere actually, I don't want to miss your amazing posts and videos! Have a good day! Xxx Marine

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  16. Where did you find this information? I think this rumour has been going through the blogger community for nearly 2 years, but in March 2012 they decided to leave GFC in blogs... are there any news about changing that?
    I tried to google it, but I didn't find anything newer than the information above..

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    1. I agree with you. I really don't think GFC is being removed its just Google Reader which is an entirely different thing!! I have had a look too and can't see anything newer than March 2012 and that was only affecting wordpress blogs and that GFC was being taken off them!

      Louise please let us know where you got your info from :) so we can all get on the right page! :)

      Jen xxx

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    2. I got the same information, its just google reader - not google friend connect :)



      xxx Jo Betty

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  17. Seems so silly to get rid of it. Pointless. Any will follow on blog loving :)
    Rebecca x | Ze Makeup another beauty blog!

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  18. I hope that is not true, GFC is so useful!

    funkyjoleisa.blogspot.ru

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  19. I love bloglovin'! Been following you from the start! Love what you do. :)

    Nicky
    zeeblikesit.blogspot.com
    xx

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  20. Followed you on bloglovin' Louise, now looking for more blogs to follow on it! :)

    http://laurenslittleblogs.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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  21. I've been a massive blog lovin fan since the beginning of my taking interests in blogs. The first ones I followed were yours and Zoe's in fact. I just love how it tells you, if there are new blogposts available without you being on their website, their special permanent frame is just ever so useful.

    xx

    kazetime.blogspot.com

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  22. Of course I will follow you Louise. Thank you for blogging every day! It gives me a nice something look forward too! ^_^ xxx

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  23. I'm confused. I understand the fact google friend connect is going but is bloglovin the same thing just under a different name, or is it a different blog platform? Although I don't follow your blog (love it just never seem to remember to click the follow button) I check it everyday and whatever your post I read and enjoy. Keep up the work you do on your blog and on youtube as you are amazing :)


    havenotfoundthepausebuttonyet.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. I'm following :)

    http://www.bloglovin.com/sarahsparkles94

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  25. Well that's annoying isn't it but ohh well I'm joining blog lovin' :D <3
    http://cheap-as-chipsfashion.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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  26. Following! I really love your blog :)

    You should check out this little blog as well. I just absolutely love it :)

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    1. link's here :) http://thebeautydepartment.com/

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  27. Wow, you have so many followers, I don´t know why they remove this...it is what makes the blogger community so strong. Well I am following you already and my blog is a wordpress so I am PRO bloglovin anyways!! Cheers from spain!

    www.wikibelleza.es

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  28. I'm pretty sure it is just Google Reader going not GFC quite yet? Follow you on bloglovin anyway :)

    Sophierosehearts x

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  29. Following on bloglovin all ready!!

    Ellen x
    http://ell-rose.blogspot.co.uk/

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  30. Apparently they're not getting rid of GFC as that's how people add blogs to their blogger dashboard. It may become somewhat redundant but it's not going anywhere.

    Jaye x

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  31. Why not just use the Google+ Followers gadget? I switched to it on my blog after hearing this rumour and it's essentially the same thing!

    www.mrjoiee.com

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  32. Aw this is so annoying, especially for a blog like yours. You put so much hard work and time into sprinkle of glitter and I'm sure seeing all those smiling faces and the amount of followers you have is a pretty nice reward. Don't worry Louise, a blog as good as yours must be followed, off to bloglovin I go. :)

    morethanpinkglitter.blogspot.com

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  33. Love bloglovin- keeps my mundane job from plunging me in to the depths of dispare! I also follow all of your fav blogs apart from Carosello but have fixed that now! Great taste & great blog!

    Nicola x

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  34. I love bloglovin I already follow you Louise :) I'm always looking out for more blogs to follow :) maybe check my blog out?


    http://louloubella92.blogspot.co.uk/

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  35. I love bloglovin', it's so easy to use and you can find new lovely blogs so easily.

    http://bambis-obsessions.blogspot.de/

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  36. whaaaattt?????? removing GFC?? does this apply to all blogs? or just beauty bloggers? :(

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  37. No!Don`t remove your GFC!Do a little research and you will see,that they won`t remove GFC,just Google Reader!

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    1. What they say:
      We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites. While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined. So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader. Users and developers interested in RSS alternatives can export their data, including their subscriptions, with Google Takeout over the course of the next four months.
      Read the full post here

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  38. Woah! You had 300 new followers on GFC just for today?

    Anyway, sure, I'll head over to Bloglovin' to follow you. :)

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  39. BlogLovin' is much easier to use anyway :) I like it so much more!


    www.erinjaine.blogspot.com
    I'm on BlogLovin' too ;P

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  40. Done!!

    http://watermeloony.blogspot.com.es/

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  41. I thought it was only Google Reader that was going in July, not GFC! I'm pretty sure it's just a rumor at the moment. Already follow you with Blog Lovin' lovely :) xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  42. I am a bit of a newbie blogger myself, so I guess the upside for me is that I am not attached to Google Friend Connect or anything like that... Soo I guess, I will be heading to BlogLovin sooner or later. When I do, I will be sure to follow your blog ;) xx

    http://dancethedrizzle.blogspot.com/

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  43. Oo, I have only recently started blogging again, I can't cope haha! I was already on bloglovin' and much prefer it in a way, but it is very annoying to change after all this time!

    Thanks for the post Louise!:)

    shonaelizabeth.blogspot.com

    xx

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  44. Hey :)

    Wow I'm so confused, I just started my own blog yesterday so I'm really new to this..
    Please check out my blog :)

    http://youreneverfullydressedwithoutasmilee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  45. I have no idea how bloglovin works haha but I just joined it!! :)


    dreamouutloud.blogspot.com

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  46. Would you recommend others bloggers change over as well? xx

    I have had my blog for a couple of months now, so still a bit new! xx

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  47. Although I never had GFC i absolutly adore bloglovin' it's a great site to mange your favourite blog like Sprinkle of Glitter *_*

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  48. Following you over there! Such a shame it is going! xxx
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  49. I were already following you on bloglovin' :)

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  50. That's so bizarre! But it is what it is!

    - Janine
    http://theeoptimist.blogspot.com

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  51. I'm gutted they are removing it, I am just scared nobody is going to look at my blog anymore :(

    xxx

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  52. Hi there! I'd like to invite you to my blog connected with fight against eating disorders, cause i think we shouldn't be silent about that. Of course you can find here also mode, make-up, opinions, advices, photos, daily stories, healthy recipes etc. You can trust me you will find something you will like.If you'll like it really much, you can become my new follower. Hope to visit me soon. Have a very nice time. Andie :)*
    www.andie-chambers.blogspot.cz

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  53. I joined Bloglovin a while ago(and followed you!) because I made a blog recently but it is difficult to get any followers because they got rid of GFC for new blogs :( And the new google+ thingymajig is terrible and well...nobody really uses it(I think). But bloglovin' is really good!

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    1. If you want to get GFC on your new blog there is a ways of doing it :) Click on add new page element, click on others and scroll on down till you find it! It is there :) XXX

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  54. Thank you for telling us! I already was following you in bloglovin' as well as other blogs. Its also perfect for your phone.

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  55. Thanks for letting us know, I've followed you on Bloglovin' now too. Seems a real shame that Google are doing that, Gem x

    http://luxxx4less.blogspot.co.uk/

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  56. I am a Bloglovin follower and I'm on Bloglovin too ( organic and natural beauty products reviews ) and I love it..it's so much easier to follow the blogs you like :)

    Ila x


    http://cleanserblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  57. I hate that they're taking Google Friend Connect away! I just don't see the point. Even though I've mentioned it on my blog, a lot of my followers still aren't following me on Bloglovin'. It's just sad that you might lose connection with some people.
    Boooo!

    xx Kailan Marie | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  58. Oh nooo, I really liked GFC :(
    Lucky we have Bloglovin :)
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  59. I just joined so that I can carry on following yours and Zoe's blogs :) xx

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  60. i can't believe that GFC is going, sometimes i feel like my work is for nothing as i'm gonna lose connection with my followers:( but i'm already following you over there!

    http://therawrdrobe.blogspot.com/

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  61. Thanks for telling me about this Louise. I would've lost my followers otherwise. I followed you on bloglovin as well. I can't believe they're getting rid of it! I was just getting a few followers now I'm going to lose connection with some of them.

    http://lucyslifepublished.blogspot.co.uk/

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  62. Follow you on GFC and Bloglovin' already :)

    I thought that it was only Google Reader going and GFC was still going to be in use for blogs?

    Ellen x | Being Ellen Stacey

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  63. Thanks for giving us your personal favorites! I just followed all of them :)

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  64. Google Taking Off GFC is so annoying! I've got bloglovin' and google+ followers too but taking away GFC is gonna be a huge blow to my blog. Ahhh :(
    Despite the anger, nice post louise, nice that you recommended some at the end xx :)

    www.bethdoesbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  65. Really confused as to why they've done this... I imagine it's going to cause big problems for people like you Louise who have a lot of GFC followers! Thanks for doing this post though as I wouldn't have known otherwise and couldn't have put my blog on this new site! :D xxx

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  66. Hot Tip: You can import your blogs from your Google reader into BlogLovin with this link http://www.bloglovin.com/import. It's pretty easy to use!

    Paulina xx

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  67. Wow i'd never actually noticed GFC before i've always just followed you on bloglovin.

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  68. I'm so sad that they are getting rid of GFC! Will definitely follow you over on Bloglovin'. I need to do a post spreading the bloglovin' word over on my blog too!
    xxx

    http://glamorousgirl2014.blogspot.com/

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  69. Do you know when this change is happening?? Im following your blog on bloglovin already btw :)

    www.lornasfabulousfashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  70. Don't worry Louise! I've been keeping up-to-date with your blog on Bloglovin' for a while! Hope you are well! :)

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  71. Thank god I've been using Bloglovin fron the beginning :)
    I'd hate to not be up to date with this blog!

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  72. I'm confused. Does this affect blogger?

    http://itsallthingsme.blogspot.co.uk/

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  73. Thankgod ive been using blogloving anyway!

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  74. Wow, I followed almost all of your favourite bloggers! Thanks for the suggestions :)

    Cathy
    http://whiskshooksandbooks.blogspot.co.uk

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  75. Already following you on both!! Gutted about losing GFC though, i have just reached the 100 followers mark on my blog and it made me really happy!! Now i think i am going to lose them all, because GFC is going. Still thank you for the heads up, must make sure i prepare!! xx

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