Saturday, January 2, 2016

. ( update on losing followers) here is an explanation


Took some doing, but I managed to get our village on our mantle over the fireplace...
I usually have it on a tall table behind the lounge, but since Sumo is new to all of these festivities...
we thought it best to keep it out of reach....

I may need more villages if we are to keep it up there though....looks like a very small town :) 
Been looking for a pie shop, or bakery and possibly a Church....
I am sure I will locate some...




Meanwhile our sweet Sumo has found a perfect hiding spot...under our kitchen table...
As I was calling his name, I could hear his rustling an his mouse bell....and I peaked in and this is 
what I was greeted with ...

Yes you guessed it...his loving eyes....He just makes my heart pitter patter and 
 Sylvia's too I understand lol..
This is the tablecloth my Nanny crochet, she would no doubt be smiling to see that it brings comfort to a
a very sweet feline. 


This is a new addition to our family too... a likeness of Sumo by a talented sweet friend..
However he is not to play with it, it is for his Mummy
....I have it on the tree at the moment for safe keeping..
He is so beautiful...the likeness of him...love his belly.....lol 

Sumo looks like he is smiling to wee Sumo


And speaking of his belly, I asked Sumo to show his * his belly...of course being the most incredible 
funny  and obedient cat that he is
--he went right on his back....Again, he makes me laugh every hour of his waking day..
It is hard to leave him for anytime, but at times I have to ( we have to eat and so do they)
Every time I come into the home, he gallops to the door to greet me....


Again PURE JOY in our home....
Maybe we should of called him JOY

J for Jubilant
0 for Outgoing
Y for Youthful


Or Sumo as David chose this name to remind us of Sumatra...he just was not 
ready to give up Sumatra's name...He used to nickname her Sumo..
So for those who asked...that is where Sumo came from....

Although small now, he will be like a SUMO when he is older...
And besides Sumo loves his name....
a reminder of what he looked like 2 months ago.


 look at yesterdays post for a chance to win
3 STELLA LIGHTs....

LOSING FOLLOWERS...

FYI, if you have noticed you are losing followers on your google connect, blogger is aware of it and trying to figure what has happened....many have lost from 49-259 followers last evening...

AS soon as I know anything I will keep you updated but since this is the weekend
we may not get them back till next week...



Chuck is a risk manager/troubleshooter about anything to do with  BLOGGER,
he is trying very hard to find a resolution. IN the meantime, it is a good idea for 
those who are losing FOLLOWERS and most are, to let Blogger know...this how to do it...


I did up some screenshots for you..hope it helps to get this resolved soon
After all we have enough stress with Christmas in a few days....
wink...



DATED today January 26-27th 2016
loss followers update

I have lost over 300+ followers since DECEMBER 2015...because they are not GOOGLE,
they are non google peeps...they cannot leave a message.....
Blogger/Google made changes and those who were following
your blogs, my blog who do not have a google account have now
been eliminated from our followers....

I noted I lost another 300 followers just last night....
All of them were those who followed who did not have a GOOGLE ACCOUNT...
sadly it reflects on our numbers but not visitors..
I have not lost visitors, in fact you have been following more each day 
than last year...so thank you....


Many of you will note your followers have dropped too this morning,
you did not offend 10-12-100 followers in a day....
it is not PERSONAL....just GOOGLE trying to make things better for us....


here is their message..


Dear bloggers,


As we mentioned some weeks ago, starting this week, 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. To follow a blog via Google Friend Connect now, readers will need a Google Account (the same they use for Gmail or YouTube). There will be no need for readers to be signed in, or to have a Google+ profile.

  • What does  this mean for you and your blog? We’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count

  • What can you do now? You should encourage your users to re-follow your blog using a Google account. Another way to allow users to follow your blog is with the  “Follow by Email” gadget, which  requires you to set up Feedburner. By subscribing to your blog, readers will be notified via e-mail every time there is a new post.
  • To install the “Follow by Email” gadget:
    • Go to blogger.com and choose the blog you want to install the gadget
    • On the left menu, click on Layout
    • Once in the layout page, click on add a gadget
    • Find the “Follow by email” gadget and click on the + sign next to it

  • Choose the title of the gadget but don’t change your Feedburner URL
  • Click on Save and then Save arrangement on the top right corner.

We know how important followers are to all bloggers, but we believe this change will improve the experience for both you and your readers.

Thank you,

Blogger support team

69 comments:

  1. Oh looks wonderful! Good to have these out of reach! Have a wonderful Christmas all together.
    Warm hugs, Martina

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    1. Hi Martina...well we will need a few more stores if we are to keep it up there and with 3 cats by next year...good idea lol... YOU too ...Merry Christmas...it is only days away.

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  2. If he was mine I wouldn't get a thing done!!! I would be tickling that tummy and staring into those beautiful eyes....xx

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    1. Well that seems to be the problem sweet lady...it is hard to get things done..he does not sleep as much now...wink.x

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  3. He is a beautiful kitty. I love your village in the snow....

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    1. Gracie, I think it may be the only snow we see here for a long time...and yes, he is what you say he is lol

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  4. Merci pour votre visite dans mon univers.
    Votre village est magnifique
    et Sumo merveilleux !

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    1. Il est sans aucun doute mon plaisir, jolie dame , peut nous rencontrer à nouveau au cours de la saison prochaine . Joyeux Noël.

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    2. Joyeux Noël également avec toute mon alitié.

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  5. Сумо-просто сплошное чудо! Какая это порода? Невская маскарадная?
    Снежный городок просто сказочный!

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    1. HI sweet lady..
      Sumo - just sheer miracle! What is a breed ? Neva Masquerade ?
      Snow City just fabulous!

      He is a RAGDOLL, is the breed and his coloring is seal-bicolor, he will keep changing in colour till he is about 3 years old...which is why it is nice to have so many photos of him, as he changes every week. and Snow city is pretty...need more stores :)

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  6. FYI, if you have noticed you are losing followers on your google connect, blogger is aware of it and trying to figure what has happened....many have lost from 49-259 followers last evening...

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  7. Oh my, this little village in the snow looks just gorgeous. What a view. And Sumo has grown so much, it's unbelievable but you can definitely see it comparing the pictures.

    I have lost many followers during the last half hour, how strange ...

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    1. HI Brigitte, keep checking in, I will keep everyone updated once I know more...many are still losing followers...they are trying to get someone to fix it...

      and Sumo yes he is changing, looks, personality and my he is smart...lol...

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  8. That kitty is the Bomb!! Love his cute little jingle bell too!!
    Merry Christmas

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    1. Ohh you are so cute Carol. and yes he is pretty amazing, with a following on Pinterest of 2.7 k already lol and yes Merrrrrry Christmas

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  9. What a darling cat! I just saw your message here on your blog that Google is aware of the problems in reference to losing the amount of followers on our blogs. I had sent them a message before I saw your post on the forums. I am glad to know it isn't just myself, I was beginning to wonder what was going on! :) Merry Christmas to you.

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    1. Yes Linda, I lost a couple hundred so far, this happened a couple years ago, they fixed it then I am pretty sure they will fix it again... and always around Christmas, they are possibly updating codes and things go awry .... and yes darling he is x

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    2. Yes Linda, I lost a couple hundred so far, this happened a couple years ago, they fixed it then I am pretty sure they will fix it again... and always around Christmas, they are possibly updating codes and things go awry .... and yes darling he is x

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  10. Your village looks wonderful.If Sumo was here, I would get nothing done. Way too much fun and so photogenic. Cuteness overload!

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    1. I have more room on the mantle than I did on the table..so now I have to get a couple more. lol and yes I have to work around his naps..which seem to be getting fewer and fewer... we are thankful though, he sleeps through the night...Mary, you need to add ragdoll to your list someday...x

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  11. Your village looks so pretty. I'm sure Sumo would have fun if he could reach it. lol

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    1. Thank you Mary...and he has been so good around the tree..but the village...all china and ceramic, it was a good idea to put it on the mantle now forever lol.

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  12. Your village is so cute but not nearly as cute as Sumo. His eyes are mesmerizing and I bet when he looks at you he can get just about anything he wants. Such a sweetheart. Rina

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    1. Ohhh sweet lady, I just melt when he reaches for me ...he is such a funny young kitten, who is so full of energy, it makes us step up our game x

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    2. Ohhh sweet lady, I just melt when he reaches for me ...he is such a funny young kitten, who is so full of energy, it makes us step up our game x

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  13. Sweet Sweet Sumo!!
    Thanks for the info on lost followers... I lost some too. good to know they're working on it.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

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    1. Hello sweet sweet Jeanneke, ....I know what a bummer to happen near Christmas...we have enough to worry about ...but at least now they know and people won't be thinking like I was for a second.." what they don;t like sumo" I lost 63 people with one refresh of my blog...now I am down over 200 followers...Sumo was pretty upset wink..

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  14. The mantle is a perfect place for a Christmas village scene when you have a fuzzy wee furball around. The village is beautiful and little bitty Sumo is precious.

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    1. I don't know why we have not thought of it sooner..it looks nice up there and I am not a nervous nelly now lol And Jan, Sumo xx

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  15. While there may be reasons to lose followers, I don't think Sumo would ever be the reason. No way. He is just too cute. Love his eyes.

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    1. Ohhh Mary Ann I was kidding of course....there is a wave of bloggers that have been affected, surely not all have cats lol ..And yes he is has such charisma..

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  16. Oh, it`s adorable! So nice houses and snow :)
    And Your kitten is very sweety!
    Merry Christmas!!!

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    1. HI Ira. I am afraid the only snow we will be getting is what I made for the village...
      and that is a sad thing...I love snow...and our kitten is really joy for this season..
      Merry Christmas too Ira x

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    2. HI Ira. I am afraid the only snow we will be getting is what I made for the village...
      and that is a sad thing...I love snow...and our kitten is really joy for this season..
      Merry Christmas too Ira x

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  17. All beautiful photos!!!!! Kiss that little one for me :)
    Merry Christmas!!!!

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    1. will do Sue....he has lipsticks stains all over his fur today lol Merry Christmas and JOY to our world...

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  18. That Sumo just catches my heart!!

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    1. HI Sweet Diane....welll I best think we better form a line, I will see you there, he seems to have captured many hearts and I certainly don't think he minds the love ..x

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  19. OMgosh...this baby is SO beautiful!!! And to get his belly rubs is a hoot!!! I just checked and I only have a little over 100 followers...looks like they are all there. I honestly hadn't checked lately but I don't think I've lost any. I know you have a HUGE following so hope they get back! I'm still getting your notices so I'm happy! HA

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    1. HI Robbie, isn't it funny how a loss, a new love and a few photos of a CAT no less, can bring out the mushiness in us ?So what I have lost a couple hundred followers, they are still there, it's just the numbers that reflect differently...many nothing happened, it seems to be a matrix, agorythm thingie going on lol so you are a lucky one...all is well in SUMO land...we laughed a lot today xx

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  21. Hi Samm! I can't stop looking on this pictures! So cute!
    About losing followeers - I didn't even know! Thank you for information!
    Hugs,
    Olga

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    1. Hello sweet Olga...He loves the holiday decorations, but just watches them....and yes blogger has had quite a few issues these past couple of days, possibly tomorrow they will be fixing it them...Merry Christmas...

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    1. Nice to see your note sweet lady, merci!

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    2. Nice to see your note sweet lady, merci!

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  23. Your village looks so nice on the mantle, and such a great idea to keep Sumo from re-arranging it..lol. Sumo... oh that face! You can tell how much he loves his mommy. Look at those eyes!!! HE is adorable and sure has found a place in my heart. Give him a kiss for me Samm. xx

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    1. Hellllllo Cori, I don't think he would be arranging it as much as breaking it..He does go at the speed of light...lol After seeing Monchat, he will have some pretty stiff competition ...Just a couple more weeks and another pitter patter of little feet in our home....WE all antitcipate lot's of laughter x

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  24. Feliz Natal!!! Que a manjedoura do seu coração esteja pronta para receber o Menino Jesus que irá nascer!!!
    Um ano novo repleto das bençãos de Deus!!!
    Doce abraço com carinho, Marie!

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    1. Gracias sweet lady, all the best to you over the holidays..Merry Christmas..

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  25. Your little village is great! ( I do miss mine!)
    I think Sumo must love it too!

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    1. HI LInda, you can always start again, I have found some inexpensive ones on Ebay...just found a PIE shop...Ohhh today when we added the lghts she was in awe...sat down on the lounge and watched it for hours..

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  26. Snow, we rarely get that here in Alabama. I am losing followers also! Thank you for telling us how to report that issue. Holiday wishes to you and your family :)

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    1. Hi Danice, well it looks like it may be awhile when we will get some...so warm here...very odd, everything is green and we have a field that has yellow flowers everywhere ....
      and yes the followers issue, has been terrible...hopefully this week or next they can resolve it..many have lost considerable followers, they are there, just not counted properly...yes best of wishes this week to you and yours too.

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  27. Cute pics!! :) Thanks for telling about the blogger issue and reporting.

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    1. Hi Preeti, welcome sweet lady and thank you .

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  28. That has got to be the cutest, most beautiful cat I have ever seen, I love him!

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  29. I am happy to know how Sumo got his name. He is so very beautiful and amazing with how he listens and understands. Such a precious felted "Sumo". Kitty Blessings...

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    1. Oh Sherry, he is really smart- the things he does every day...today I was cutting out a pattern and I was taping it ...he laid on top so I could get the tape on then he went onto his business....he fascinates me...and Sumo, is a great name for him...cause he wants to eat every hour lol.

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  30. that's so sweet, a really great idea.
    Merry Christmas and best wishes
    Antje

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