Gosh, I don’t think I’ve ever written a title that dramatic! But I do have my reasons I assure you as the lovely people at Google have decided to deactivate Google Friend Contect for non-blogger hosted blogs, and that includes mine, hooray (note the sarcasm)! God knows the the in’s and out’s of it but this does mean that if you keep up to date with this blog through your blogger dashboard then you’re going to have to have find another way. Boo! A minor inconvenience that I hope you don’t mind making. But fear not as I have linked a couple of options for you below!

- You can follow through Bloglovin’, a fancy version of the Blogger dasboard.

- Or how about Facebook, I’ve set up a Facebook page for Vivianna Does Makeup and pop all my posts on there plus the odd status every now and again!

- Now I seriously do not shut up on Twitter, but I do the odd bit of self-promotion here and there of my latest posts.

I hope this helps! As I said I’m not sure if GFC will just stop new readers following via that or if it will continue to feed through posts to old subscribers – but hey I thought it was best to all let you know. I won’t have disappeared! I’ll still be here blogging away! Thanks again for all the support of this blog, your comments, emails, tweets – the lot seriously make my day :)

  • http://fridayisforever.blogspot.com/ Sarah

    Argh, I still don’t get why they’re doing this or what exactly it means, not cool Google! x

  • http://twitter.com/ymaaaa Amy Barber

    Thank you, I have viviannadoesmakeup.com etched in my brain, along with a few other urls. ;)

    http://amyfbl.blogspot.com

  • Annie N

    That’s craziness! Hope you don’t disappear from my dashboard, but if you do, I will still keep up with you and your lovely blog! xoxo

    http://glittermud.blogspot.com/ 

  • Eves

    That’s so annoying that it’s done that! I hope it doesn’t unfollow you on my dashboard but if it does, then thankfully I follow you on your Twitter so I can keep up to date with you. :) xo

  • http://theblackpearl2012.blogspot.com/ sandra

    Liked on Facebook, followed on Twitter and Bloglovin ;)

  • tate.gronow

    I actually prefer bloglovin to google friend connect! Really simple layout and easy to use – definitely recommend it! 

    http://anotherbritishblogger.blogspot.com/

  • Nicola

    Oh no! Does that mean that all followers will be lost or something? Im sorry, not very technical! Ill follow with bloglovin(:

    http://thefashiondistrictnlc.blogspot.com/ 

  • http://www.la-vida-fresa.com/ Paula B

    HelloCotton is the best alternative to all these things though! :-) Have a look into it? x

  • xblueluvax

    Aww that’s disappointing. Is this happening to all blogs or just yours and a few others? I’m following you on bloglovin’ definitely and already on Twitter… can’t get rid of us that easy! Haha xx

  • Kayti Clayton

    Oi! Please add follow by email option… :(

  • lauren charleton

    Thats a shame, but thats not going to stop me reading your posts :L As i cannot get enough of them :) Love your blog :)
    Lauren xx

  • nikkiturnbull

    What a shame! I’ve followed you on all 3 links haha stalker alert! woops :P I love your blog and don’t want to miss anything 
    Nikki xxx

  • Phoebe

    That’s so annoying! What a random thing to do. Will definitely be checking back though! Probably through your YouTube videos though :)

  • Vic

    Oh no. I follow on Twitter and You Tube so should still be able to keep up :) x

  • http://twitter.com/AprilLils April Edwards

    I’m so confused on the whole GFC thing, some say it won’t affect current bloggers yet some say it will. Anyway better to be safe than sorry, now following you on Bloglovin :) x

  • Liz

    It would be absolutely amazing if you added as RSS feed to your site. That’s how I keep up with other blogs I follow and it’s so nice to have everything in one place (I use Google Reader). I have no idea how one goes about adding an RSS feed to one’s blog so I can’t be of any help but it would be really great if you added one.

    • http://www.thebeautyscoop.co.uk/ Claire (The Beauty Scoop)

      It would be fairly easy, using Feedburner for any site owner to add RSS options as a clickable link, however in most browsers you can auto-add using RSS to Google reader.

      If you use Firefox (10.0.2) you just go to Bookmrks on the menu bar whilst on the site you want to subscribe to and hover over ‘subscribe to this page’ and you will get the option to subscribe to the feed of the site, or the comments (you want the site feed, for post updates, not comments). In my older version of Firefox there was the RSS icon in the address bar, but this may not always be the case for all versions.

      In Internet Explorer 9, it’s within the tools options, feed discovery is the option you want, and then subscrbibe to feed.

      If it’s neither of those, let me know and I’ll try to help further.

      The link: http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/feed/ may work on some browsers too.

  • http://twitter.com/HoneyGo_Lightly Honey Go Lightly

    You should set up Hello Cotton too. Loving using that at the moment x

  • Jeni

    Stupid google. Twitter it is then :) xxx

    http://little-miss-rouge.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Beautyincrisis-Ili/100003263588933 Beautyincrisis Ili

     So stupid…Why do they have to do that?? I’m already following u in every way plus u are in my favourites:-)

    http://beautyincrisis.blogspot.com/

  • http://twitter.com/AngelaaaQ Angelica ‘Kika’ Zadr

    That’s really annoying of them! But I still love to use Bloglovin, the best following tool. x

  • Anonymous

    I’m going to sign up and start using Bloglovin now. Really annoyed about that!!

    x

  • http://vanillaandroseblog.com/ Vanessa

    I started using Bloglovin a little while ago… at first I hated it but now I find other RSS feeds boring and difficult to organize!

  • Shenley Gallimore

    I use bloglovin over GFC so i won’t miss you =)
    x

  • Monet

    I’ve always followed you on bloglovin!!

  • Tor

    It’s really annoying that they’ve done this. I hope you don’t loose any of your readers because of it xx

    Tor @ That’s Peachy fashion blog xx

  • Clay

    Just read this but somehow you are still on my reading list on blogger yay ! xx

  • http://www.amygrogan92.blogspot.com/ Amy

    Its a joke that they have got rid of the GFC! x