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Blogger Following Integration With Google Friend Connect Was Not Seamless

Very few changes in Blogger are ever seamless. On the morning of 2/23/2009, this blog had 226 Followers. By the same time the next day, it was down to 184 Followers. Many bloggers reported still more alarming changes in their Following populations.

Blogger Support, in Known Issues for Blogger 2/23, notes
users who already use Following and Friend Connect may notice missing blogs in their profile, as well as a decrease in the number of public Followers on their blogs.

This is because we have set these users to "anonymous" to avoid linking the profiles of Blogger and Friend Connect users without their permission. They are still following privately and will able to make themselves public again.
In other words, your blog did not lose any Followers, some of your Followers were simply changed to Following anonymously.

You (the blog owner) simply have less pictures to look at, on your blog. And you (the blog Follower) simply have your picture visible on less blogs. But the Following population, overall, is still the same, though notably less visible.

Other miscellaneous irritations, noted 2/25 include an image size distortion problem, and an interaction with iGoogle applications. And some bloggers claim that the gadget contributes to their blog being subject to the Internet Explorer "Operation Aborted" bug.

Annoying changes, yes. Nothing earthshaking, or damaging to your blog, though.

Lighten up, Francis.

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