How to follow someone via Google Friend Connect

Ok, for those of you following me, this will be a pointless post (of course) but since I started talking about doing a giveaway some friends have asked about how to follow on GFC and haven’t worked out how to do it yet – Soo I thought I’d do a quick post for anyone who’d like that information.

It’s not too hard when you know what you’re looking for. The most important thing is to find the follow button and that’s located to the right of every page on my blog, it’s just above a selection of avatars of my other followers and it looks like this:

This screen cap was taken a few days ago so, obviously, it’s a different number of ‘members’ and the avatars are different, but you get the idea.

If you can find this, and click on the blue button that says ‘Join this site’ you’ll be taken to a screen which allows you to log in with your google account and it’ll lead you through to finalizing following the blog.

If you don’t have a google account, I’d really recommend getting one (and No, not just because I want you to follow me!) – Google is one of those things that’s growing and growing, a google account can give you access to gmail, youtube, google+ and all sorts of other features of google and things which they are buying and adding into their repertoire. 

Obviously, on other peoples blogs the button for GFC will be in a different place, but now that you know what you’re looking for you can start having all the blogs that you follow in one place which makes it soo much easier.

There’s talk that google friend connect is being shut down in the not too distant future. BUT I have been doing some reading into it and it doesn’t seem entirely certain that it will be. I, for one, hope that it won’t.

But if you want another way to follow all of your favourite blogs there is also Blog Lovin’, if anyone wants a post on how to do that then please comment below and I’ll be more than happy! 


  1. Dany Szelsky May 29, 2013 / 2:10 am

    Oh I think it is very nice of you to show a how-to. Very well explained!

  2. Ruthee May 29, 2013 / 6:04 am

    Thanks Laura…..I always read your blog but following was to technological for me! Xx

  3. admin May 31, 2013 / 1:23 pm

    Thanks Dany 🙂 Hopefully it'll help some people

    I'm glad it's helped Ruth 😀 xx

  4. Larysa Y December 6, 2013 / 1:09 pm

    Grazie per questo giveaway!

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