You might have noticed that I have been playing around with my blog design over the weekend. I moved some stuff, rearranged things a bit, and hopefully made everything a trifle prettier and less messy. Please do let me know if you have problems with anything in the new layout.
One thing that felt weird was removing the Google Friend Connect widget. That little thing made me feel like I was looking at a group of friends every time I opened my website, and I celebrated every time the counter went up. But seeing as Google is slowly phasing out all its old products (bye, bye, Google reader, my old friend) I thought I might as well bite the bullet and embrace the change. Only AFTER I removed it did I start to wonder if I had also automatically removed my followers as a result. Are you still there? I hope so! And you will still be able to follow me through all these places once all of old Google has passed over.
I had already thought about removing the widget on a few occasions, but that mainly had to do with me getting stressed out if nobody new wanted to actually become my friend, or if people unfollowed me. The reason why I always kept it in the end was that I felt that you, my followers, deserved a bit of exposure, and people could go and check you out by flipping through your tiny thumbnail faces and visiting your pages.
And because I think it's cool that you want to hang out with me, I think I want to keep that exposure happening. So here's what we're gonna do:
If you are a follower of mine and also run your own blog, leave me a comment below. In that comment tell me what your actual method of stalking is (etc. Feedburner, Bloglovin', Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Friend Connect (???)...), the name and address of your blog, 5 nouns that describe what you're doing over there, and the country that you blog from. "Why so nosey?", you may ask. Well... I will take all that info and link to your site from my brand new Day Tripper page! It's going to be my own little follower directory. I'm so pleased with my idea and I think it's going to be awesome. Sound good? Good. Let's do it.
If you are at loss for nouns, this is how I would sum up All The Live Long Day, for example: FOOD, PHOTOS, TRAVEL, STUFF, PROCRASTINATION. Does that make sense? I hope so. Also, I checked and there were 111 of you before I killed off the widget, so I am expecting 111 comments, children!
I so am looking forward to getting re-acquainted and to compiling the Day Tripper list.