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July 16, 2012 – 10:40 am | 6 Comments

Kitt: Hi Robin, we’d like to welcome you to Paperback Dolls! We’re so happy to have you here.
Robin: Thanks Kitt! I am so pleased to spend time with you.

Kitt: Since this is your first time …

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There’s a New GFC Alternative: Linky Followers Giveaway!

Submitted by on February 12, 2012 – 5:00 am6 Comments

As you may know by now, Google is terminating GFC for all non-blogger blogs as of March 1st. Since Paperback Dolls is now operating on WordPress this means we haz a sad. Like many other blogs we’ve been freaking out, because we currently have about 2,000 readers who follow us this way, and while we have been encouraging you to switch over to RSS, we understand that it isn’t for everyone. So, what are we to do?

Thankfully, Rachael over at Parajunkee’s View has found a solution!

A few things from her post:

“…the guy that runs LinkyTools, those fun linky lists that you see in so many of our blogs, teamed up with a few bloggers and came up with an alternative to GFC – he understands the need for this useful tool, unlike Google. And on top of his useful creation to the GFC competition – he’s made it available for use on blogs that can’t use javascript — ahem – yup, the free one! This is a big step, because before this, peeps could only use email subscriptions and push RSS feed.

So yes there is now an Alternative to Google Friend Connect! Yes, you too, wordpress people, can have a wonderful follower count on your sidebar! You don’t have to be forced into BLOGGER anymore just because of the industry standard GFC!”

Like Rachael, we understand that this won’t work unless people USE it and we’re not above bribery to get you to at least try it out!

We’re offering up a $10 eCard from your choice of:

Books – A – Million
Barnes and Nobles
Book Depository

And to make sure you have enough time to learn it and try it out, this giveaway will stay open until the end of GFC on March 1st. What do you have to do? Signup for Linky Followers, and follow Paperback Dolls! Yep, that’s it.
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If you stop by Parajunkee’s View, Rachel is hosting her very own giveaway of $30 dollars in Gift eCards AND has a list of participating blogs who have each in turn offered their own giveaways!!

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  • Jen B. says:

    I sure hope Linky catches on. I still can’t believe Googgle is cutting off GFC. It is so easy to keep track of blog posts :(

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    • Kitt says:

      I’m completely with you, Jen! I just don’t understand the need to take it away. I’m hoping that even blogger supported blogs will catch on to the trend and display both so people can use Linky the same way. ;)

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  • Victoria Zumbrum says:

    I am a following you by Linky now. I wish they weren’t getting rid of blog. They make everything so complicated.

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  • miki says:

    thanks you a lot

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  • Thank you for the chance to win! :)

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  • Evie says:

    Thanks a lot for the giveaway!

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