|Google Friend Connect...my followers hidden to protect their anonymity ;)|
So I started digging. It appears that in an effort to drive people to Google +, the Google team has now put together a Google + Followers option that merges your Blogger profile with your Google + profile. Your blog posts will automatically be listed on your Google + page. The point is that it merges your Google + and Blogger followers so that you no longer need to manage two sets of friends. Next problem? I don't use Google +. To me it's a weak version of Facebook (at this point) and not many of my friends use it. However, if Google + is your main social networking tool, it is a no brainer to merge your profiles to make it easier to share blog posts with your friends and family.
For now I'm going to keep my Google Friend Connect widget. For the good times. What will you decide?
To find out more about Google + Followers check this out. And for more information about merging your Google + and Blogger profiles, see here.