Keep on Frumpin'



You know how you get used to something and like it and then someone comes along out of the blue and changes it up and you're all grumpy, like "WTF??!" That's how I am today. I'm sending out a big "WTF" to the Google-verse.

Why's that? Because I hear Google Friend Connect - the method by which I subscribe to the majority of the blogs I read, and the method by which at least half of you subscribe to the Frump - is circling the drain. Soon, it'll be just a memory. And I'm freaking out a little bit.

I'm a creature of habit, y'all. When I come across a blog I like, I automatically "follow" it with Google Friend Connect. If it doesn't have that as an option, I usually don't follow at all because I like the ease and simplicity of following with Friend Connect: you just click, and then you're notified of new posts when you go to Blogger. Done and done.

But now, NOW, I've got to figure out how to read all these blogs that I like - and there are like a hundred of them - in another way. And I've also got to figure out how to get you guys to keep on top of my posts. Which sucks because I even though I do all this stuff for my blog - set up email subscription service, maintain a Facebook page, etc. - I do it in a burst of inspiration and then forget how I did it, my brain "helpfully" replacing the technical knowledge with stupid factoids such as how long Kim Kardashian was married to Kris Humphries (72 days. Ugh). So when I have to tweak my blog settings, I'm like, glazed and drooling and "Duhhhhh" and have to look everything up and whatnot.

But. Since I don't wanna lose any of you, and because I know you're dying to a.) hear about baby #4 (whose gender, by the way, will hopefully be revealed here this Friday), and b.) you love a good poop story, I've compiled a couple of different ways you can follow me now that Google Friend Connect is going to be obsolete. (Again: WTF, Google?!) 

#1: Subscribe to my feed. I have no idea what this is, really, only that I once messed it up and nobody could get my stuff for a hot second. Oops. But if you're brave, try it out by clicking this little button:

 Subscribe in a reader

#2: Get Fighting off Frumpy in your inbox. I think this works. I hope so. If it does, you'll get new posts right in your email. If not, let me know and I'll bang my head against my desk in despair figure out a way to fix it.

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

#3: Follow me with NetworkedBlogs. It's like Google Friend Connect, only different. Sort of. Try it out! (PS - I can't figure out how to put the widget in this post, so just go to the lefthand sidebar over there and click.)

#4: "Like" me on Facebook. I know this works (because I "liked" myself, duh), so if you click below, you'll be notified of new posts whenever you obsessively check your Facebook page.

#5: Follow me on Twitter. Don't miss out on my posts OR the occasional 140-character blurb of wittiness ... just click the birdie!

#6: Pin Fighting off Frumpy on Pinterest. ... Which I promise, I will figure out someday soon. Until then, let everyone know they too should keep up with the awesomeness.

Pin This Shiz

Okay. So that makes me feel a little better. Now it's off to make sure I don't lose track of any of my faves. Damn you Google ......


  1. I tried to subscribe (which you should do for mine, too! ;) ) but it says user does not have subscriptions enabled, or something like that.... :( I use feedburner, too, not sure what is going on?

  2. Since I manually add all the blogs I follow into my Reader, I'm not too worried about it. So, I'll still see when you update. Hopefully those running non-Blogger blogs will still be able to find me when GFC ist kaput.

  3. I "liked" you on FB so your posts go right to my wall. I also book marked your page so I can go right to it. I totally love your blog and wouldn't want to miss any of the fun!

  4. I know the email subscription works too. I follow you that way and via FB.

  5. Ummmmm, WHAT? How do you know this? I am way, WAY not cool enough to have any other connections to people EXCEPT friend connect. This could prove catastrophic to me. What happened?

  6. This is how I read all my blogs too, WTF! I need to figure out how to do all this too, by when?


  7. i get the email and it works, so now I found you on facebook. Thanks

  8. Google Reader is my weapon of choice and it's SUPER simple. It's how I follow all my favorite blogs.

  9. You mean this applies to us as well? I am so tech dumb. I thought it was for Wordpress people only. Damn.

  10. I check your blog a few times a week anyway, but I also couldent subscribe by email....or Pintrest :) What's your Pintrest name and I'll manually add that.

  11. You can also create a blogger account, copy the URL of the blog you read, and copy and paste that in to the "add" option on your blogger dashboard.

  12. Have you all checked out Bloglovin? it is SO easy!


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