Saturday, February 18, 2012

sign up for linky add a widget to blogger and use it to follow and read even if you don't have a blog

This is a picture tutorial on  how to Sign up for Linky, add a widget to blogger and use it to follow and read even if you don't have a blog

If you do not have a blog you can follow other blogs anyways. When you sign up simply do  not add a blog in the area that asks for a blog. Scroll all the way to the bottom of this tutorial to see how you can use this to read the blogs you are following.

The Official google blog explains that GFC is going away

Google Friend Connect—Friend Connect allows webmasters to add social features to their sites by embedding a few snippets of code. We're retiring the service for all non-Blogger sites on March 1, 2012. We encourage affected sites to create a Google+ pageand place a Google+ badge on their site so they can bring their community of followers to Google+ and use new features like Circles and Hangouts to keep in touch. Source  Google official blog.


Linky is how a lot of people are going to replace it i have blogger but still added this for my non blogger friends

Gfc that most people have is going away for NON blogger blogs  

Go to the home page and click sign up free.
Type in the Captcha to show you are human!

Fill in the form. You can change where it says Visit me to what ever you want. Mine says check out the life of a mom and dad raising 8  so when they hover over my picture in the widget that is what shows.

This is the next screen

Next this is the screen you see when you log in. it will have all your blogs you follow who follows you etc. 


I want to concentrate on a few neat features click get widget

On the top down menu click on your blog to make a widget for and click get code

For blogger all you do is (highlight, right click and press copy) copy code that is in orange to your clip board you may need to use the other if adding it  to a different site.

Go to layout in your blogger dashboard and click add a gadget.

Click  the plus on HTML/JAVA SCRIPT

Now right click and scroll to paste inside the box you see. press save and the linky widget  will now show on your side bar where you added it. Now people may follow you.

Now back to your linky dashboard


This time press on BLOG READER

Click Visit blog to show the blog you want to read in the list. 


Mrs. Jones said...

Thank you SOOO much for this!
I just started blogging, and I was 2 weeks too late to get GFC... so I was kinda stuck. Then I saw all everyone having this Linky thingie... and once I decided I wanted that too, i could NOT figure out how to add it to my blog. Like i said, Im new to the blogging scene...
anyways, your blog is the only one that told me to put it in the Html/javascript spot! That was my missing link... what I couldnt figure out!

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