A general Google+ update that may/may not affect you.

This is the notice I received from Google+ about connecting to Blue Cat Review through Google Friend Connect. So if you connect to me through this, and you want to continue to be able to connect to my blog, you will need to make a new connection. Remember, I'm available on Bloglovin', Pinterest, Tumblr, and WeHeartIt as well. I do apologize for this inconvenience.

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Judi and the Blue Cat

"As part of this plan, starting the week of January 11, we’ll remove the ability for people with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other OpenId providers to sign in to Google Friend Connect and follow blogs. At the same time, we’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count.

We encourage you to tell affected readers (perhaps via a blog post), that if they use a non-Google Account to follow your blog, they need to sign up for a Google Account, and re-follow your blog. With a Google Account, they’ll get blogs added to their Reading List, making it easier for them to see the latest posts and activity of the blogs they follow.

We know how important followers are to all bloggers, but we believe this change will improve the experience for both you and your readers."