I feel like I've been revealing a lot about myself in this space lately >> what between these posts and this one about my odd love for squirrels.  And I'm not done yet!

You guys. I have a problem. And it's about to be gone forever!


I hate 'em.
I love 'em.
I don't think about them.
Then I do.

You see there's this box. It's right over there.

That sneaky little culprit. It was all, "I'm a great way for people to join you on your journey!"
So innocent.
Until the number first dropped one, then two.
And my heart, with it.

Luckily, I have a great community that is always quick to remind and point out the meaninglessness of those numbers.  And I understand and agree whole-heartedly with that.

And even so, there was still a war:

Delete the widget.
Put it back.
Put back.
Put back!

I don't want to come to my space and let my eye drift ever so subtly to that little number over there. But I was afraid that if I removed it, it would make it more difficult for the ones that wanted to stick around to do so. (lies I tell ya)

As I'm sure you know (or maybe you don't), the way I personally follow blogs (GFC/Google Reader) are most likely on their way out. Google Reader for sure.  And even if GFC is here to stay, it won't be so on this blog.  It's gone as of next week (because if I remove it right now, then those arrows above would be pointing to my "love em" blog suggestions, and that just makes no sense.)


And I'm so glad that this new Google Reader death development is pushing me to do something I should have done a long time ago.

Since I want to continue reading the blogs I love, I'm diving into Bloglovin', which I already kind of used. I've been using it more lately and I really love it anyways. So, no loss. They even have an option to import your Google Reader blogs. They do it all for you. It's like the easiest thing I've done this week. I mean it.

I doubt I'll be going the Google+ route because I just don't care for it. I have an account from when it first started but never use it. Maybe one day. And I'm also really horrible at updating my Facebook page in a timely manner (gonna try to work on that).

So, if you happen to keep up with this place through Google Reader and are looking for a way to continue, I suggest following me on twitter or bloglovin'.  Just my personal preferences and most definitely the #1 ways I'll be getting my posts out there.

I'm free!