Do I Have A Choice?

(If you are looking for #20 Link Up Party click HERE)

Oh, Poop.  I’ve been in denial all week about Google Friend Connect going away….I JUST got over the fact that Picnik will no longer be around…. can I just admit what is really bothering me? I HAVE TO LEARN YET ANOTHER TECHY THING!!! Ugh.  I’m feeling pretty S-T-U-P-I-D these days.  I still have not learned the navigation system on my new car (yes, it’s a luxury problem but it’s a PROBLEM…trust me), I’m scared of my Cameo Silhouette, and I can’t figure out how to make a freakin’ printable that everyone seems to just “whip up” in no time.

So, today I put my “big girl panties on” and jumped on the wagon with the NEW LINKY FOLLOWER which is replacing Google Friend Connect (so thankful there is something FREE that will replace it).  Yup, did it all by myself and got that new widget code thing and put it in the right-hand column (see it? the one that says I only have 6 friends?).  It’s right above the one with all the awesome faces that says I have 297 friends!!!!  I’ve worked soooo hard for all your sweet faces and now I have to start all over again.  Yes, I’m feeling sorry for myself.

If you want the How’s, When’s and Why’s of Linky Follower, head over to  At The Picket Fence.  Vanessa and Heather  have put together a great post that will fill you in on all the Pro’s and Con’s of Linky Follower, how to join, how to put it on your blog, and a tutorial on how to use it!  Thank you Picket Fence Ladies!

So with all of that being said, I’m hoping that you will follow me through Linky Followers.  I want to see all of your 297 sweet faces again :-).  If you are a reader (and not a Blogger) you can still follow me by Facebook, Pinterest, RSS Feed, or you can sign up by email (which is right above the new Linky Follower box).  My new posts will be delivered right into your email!  Simple as that.

Oh, and by the way… I’ve found that PHIXR is very much like Picnik.  Not quite the same…but not a huge learning curve.  Makes me a happy camper.

And lastly, did you hear about the latest and greatest Party Hop that is being hosted by It’s So Very Cheri for Linky Followers?

Head on over to her blog where she has all the details and you can join the hop too!!!!

If you choose to follow me, please leave me a comment so I can be sure to follow you back!!!

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  1. Hi Mandy,
    I have signed up with your Linky followers – hope you will come on over and follow me too!
    p.s. I tried the denial thing and finally caved too!

  2. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    I am in total sympathy! It just doesn’t seem right. I’m hanging on to my GFC as long as possible but I also put the linky follower widget on my site. I am following you via that new tool now. Let’s not lose our connection!!

  3. Now following you on Linky hope you will find the time to stop by and follow me.

  4. I totally agree this is really frustrating! Even though I’m on Blogger I added Linky Followers because who knows what Google will do next. Following you on Linky Followers 🙂

  5. Scoot over and make room for one more at the pity~party! Wah. I love picnik. It’s so easy to use and I make no bones about being nervous to learn yet another new thing. I am on blogger, but added the linky follower just to be on the safe side. I’m following you on both now. So you can see me twice. LOL. Chin-up, I am sure we’ll figure it all out =)

  6. I came over to let you know that I am following your new LINKY FOLLOWER tool and I hope you will come over and follow me as well.

    Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

  7. Hi, Mandy!

    I’ve updated our connection via the new Linky Tool! I hope you stop by Dumped and Discovered to do the same!


  8. I am a new follower on your Linky Followers…I have one, too, even tho I am a blogger blog. I am paranoid and so afraid of losing all my followers…I just know Blogger will be next hit. 🙂

  9. I found you via Linky Followers… see, not SO bad!! 🙂 I would love for you to follow me in return!

  10. Mandy,
    Following you and hope you will continue to follow Curb Alert! via Linky Followers!
    Tami @ Curb Alert!

  11. Hi Mandy-
    I’ve been resisting, too. Linky is easy, so maybe we can navigate a new photo editor, too! I hope. Losing Picnik was hard to take. I’ll give your new one a try.
    Following on Linky and found you thru the blog hop!
    Hope you’ll come by!

  12. Hi there! New follower, many thanks to the giant Linky party. 🙂 Love your blog!

    Megan @ ATC. <3

  13. Found you through Linky Followers blog hop… I’m your newest follower.

  14. There are so many great projects here! I am so glad I found your blog and look forward to reading more 🙂

    I am a new follower via LF. I hope you can stop by My Road to Savings!

  15. I am now following you on Linky.I would love it if you followed me back. I really enjoy meeting new Bloggers.

  16. New linky follower here. Hope you have time to swing by my blog!

    Have a great weekend!!

  17. Just stopping by from the Linky Party Hop. I hope you will visit and follow back.


  18. Following you via LF blog hop. Hope to see you at Take Six. 🙂

  19. Found you via the Linky hop and have become your newest follower. Looking forward to reading your future posts. Hope you have a chance to visit and perhpas follow me back.

  20. I am stopping by and following from the Linky party!! I was looking around your blog and LOVE the wine rack redo you and your friend did!!! LOVE>

  21. Following you back!! 😉

  22. I’m following – and I agree, too many tech things to keep learning!

  23. Hi, I’m trying Phixr too but I’m still upset about Picnik….I just LOVE Picnik, dangit! I’m a new follower from the Linky Follower Blog Hop. I’d love it if you would visit my blog at


  24. I hear ya, girl. I was beside myself when I heard about Picnik. Totally in panic mode! And then Google does it again and tosses out GFC! What in the world….??? Anyway, I’m settling into the Linky Follower thing and everyone’s getting on board with that, which is great. As for a Picnik replacement, try out Photoshop Express. It’s really easy to use, too. I’m thinking of using that as my main editing tool. 🙂

    xoxo laurie

  25. Us Queens might has well stick together! 😉 Following you from the Blog Hop!

  26. I am your newest follower on Linky Followers! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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