So there has been some news going round Blogland that this widget is going. It is true that Google are discontinuing the Google Friend Connect Widget for NON-BLOGGER platforms. Blogger will continue to use it as a Followers Widget though. You can read more about it HERE. I do know though that people follow my blog from other platforms, like Wordpress etc, so I have added the Linky Followers Widget below the original on my sidebar. If you are following from a platform other than Blogger please could you link up to this new gadget if you want to continue to follow me. Thanks so much!