Thursday, January 28, 2016

Losing Followers?

Few days ago, I noticed that my followers on GFC are decreased. At first it's only small number, start with 1 digit, another day passed and another followers are gone. Last time I counted, I've already lost 37 followers (and I guess it's still counting until... I don't know when). When the first time it happened, I though it's because I'm quite active this month, so maybe some people think I'm spamming their timeline and decided to unfollow my blog hahahaha.. Well, I don't really count the number of followers, but the sudden decrease in number sure made me curious~

A friend of mine, who happen to be a blogger, made a post on her FB about this sudden lost. She tought it was because she made a blog post about her winning trip to Japan, so some people maybe think she's bragging too much. But, turns out there are many people left comments on her post and said they also lost their GFC followers as well. Some of them explained, that Google is doing some sweeping for those who follow blogs using Twitter/FB account. They persuade people to use google/blogger account to follow blog, that's why those who follow my blog with twitter/FB accounts are removed.

Googled about it, and turns out it is true~ From Buzz.Blogger:

"As part of this plan, starting the week of January 11, we’ll remove the ability for people with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other OpenId providers to sign in to Google Friend Connect and follow blogs. At the same time, we’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count."

Now that I know the real reason behind the sudden change number of followers, I feel more at ease. Well, at least you don't leave this blog because you bored with it, right? But, I think it's also quite pity for me. Losing followers are easy but gaining one is quite hard. Those followers are the one who stay with me for these past 5 years. So, in my perspective, it isn't quite fair to remove them just because they don't have google account. After all, this blog is open for public, not only for fellow bloggers friend. But, in the end I don't have any right to complaint hehehe. All I can do is encourage you all to sign-up on blogger and follow blogs that you like to read. By signing up you will have a blog account, and you can use it even when you don't write anything on your blog.

If you think that way is too complicated, here's the easy way: Subscribe via Email~


Search for little box like this, on my right sidebar, and enter your email. Then you'll get notified when I post something new *I promise I won't be spamming your inbox :)*

Have you encounter the same problem with your blog?



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23 comments:

  1. Aku baca dan baru liat juga sha <3
    Punyaku GFC malah gak kepake dan almost ga ada karena dlu pindah2 domain blog. :p

    Same here, I didn't even care to count followers.
    Do whatever you like, I do mine :p
    like keep posting something (when not busy of course)

    btw, Iya aktif bgt sekarang di blog ya sha <3 but very nice loo
    I love your blog anyway xoxo

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    1. bebbii.. I miss you~ iya awal tahun ini mood ngeblog balik lagi dan sekarang mencoba aktif lagi update blognya..

      thank you so much beb <3

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    2. I miss you too! keep the fire up!! hehe

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  2. Cece, punyaku turun lagi sekitar 18.. o_o
    tp bikin lega sih.. setidaknya mrk "unfollow" bkn krn ga suka *phew

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    1. Iya shel..ternyata memang dari sistemnya yang ada pembaharuan..

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  3. Thanks, this is really helpful. I noticed my follower count drop drastically over the past couple of days and tried Googling it to see if it was a GFC issue - and yours is one of only a couple of posts I've found explaining what happened. Like you, I feel much better now I know it's not just a bunch of people deserting me, especially since I've only just come back to my blog after a year away!

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    1. Hi, glad I can help with this post :) keep up blogging!

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  4. Beneran sha, aku juga ilang 61 huhuhuu dan aku juga sempet unfollow blogmu, entah kenapa, padahal udah dari kapan2 aku follow kamu zzzz sepertinya dl aku follow dari akun yahoo. Makanya buru2 aku follow lagi, makanya fotoku ada di paling atas XD

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    1. hahaha iya ce, aku kemarin sempet heran kok foto yang atas2 ganti semua, ternyata yg follow via twitter udah hilang.. thank youu yaa uda follow lagi ce <3

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  5. Iya Shashaaa,,, Followers ku juga ilang banyak banget lumayan signifikan huhuhu Pas baca post ini aku cek followers ku ternyata bener ilang lumayan banyak :( But there's nothing we can do about it yaa..

    ANyway, great post! Gara-gara post ini aku jadi tau tentang hal ini. Thanks for sharing :)


    YURI
    www.twothousandthings.com

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    1. Yuri.. iya banyak temen lain yang followernya hilang lumayan banyak.. cuman bisa nerima aja dan terus ngeblog biar bisa nambah follower baru :) hehehe

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  6. Samaa shaaa.. aku juga udah deg-degan berkurangnya drastis. Langsung mikir apa aku udah jadi membosankan hahaha. terus abis gugling-gugling ketemu juga gara-gara ini masalahnya. Cuma tetep aja sedih huhu

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    1. hahaha iya van, aku juga sempet parno sendiri pertama-tama, biasanya kalau ada yg unfollow cuman 1-2 aja, ini mendadak banyak banget jadi agak2 shock hehehe..

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  7. followersku ilang 7. aku pikir malah karena jarang ngeblog jadi pada ninggalin gitu,hahaha.. tapi sekarang nemu jawabannya di sini. sebelumnya aku nggak cari tau kenapa followersku berkurang sih.. thanks a bunch, sha :)

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    1. makasih udah mampir def..glad I can help with this post :) aku juga sempat bingung pertamanya..

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  8. wah.. kayaknya emang semua nya ya yang kena. kirain cuma blog aku doang. thank you info nyaaa :)

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  9. aiih sama, aku juga kehilangan sekitar 12 followers huhuhuhu

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    1. tetep semangat ya! semoga nanti followernya cepat nambah lagi ^^

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  10. Thank you for this post! I lost followers too and was so confused x

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    1. Hi, you're welcome! Glad I can help with this post. I was confused too at first~

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  11. wahhhh,,, ternyata ini penyebabnya ce >,<
    aku kira gara-gara aku kurang aktif ngeblog..
    padahal aku sering log in tapi malas ngepost hahaha
    nice info <3 >o<

    arisabl0g.blogspot.com

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    1. Iya.. banyak yang pada bingung juga, aku malah mikirnya karena terlalu aktif jadi spamming trus diunfollow hehehe..

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