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Feb 8, 2012

Follow me and a winner!!!!

3 miles on the schedule today....done but it sure is colder out there today.  At least 15-20 degrees!


Before I get to the winner of the Nuun, I wanted to talk about following this blog.  I know many of you are "folllowers" through Google friend connect.  With it's looming demise on March 1, I would like to move towards getting people to follow me in different ways even if you follow through Google Friend Connect.  There's really three other easy ways to follow me:

1) Follow me by e-mail.  Enter your e-mail in the space on my sidebar and that's it, you're in.  You will receive an e-mail each time I post which is usually daily.  I have a whopping 4 followers this way.

2) Follow me on Facebook.  84 people follow this way currently.  Click the Facebook icon above my sidebar and "like" Detroit Runner and you're good to go.  As long as you have a Facebook account, you will not miss a post.

3) Follow me on Twitter(@detroitrunner1).  I have 150 following this way now.  Click the Twitter icon above my sidebar and "follow" Detroit Runner and you're set!  Again, as long as you have a Twitter account, you will see my posts.

4) You can also follow me through RSS reader which I know many of you use on a daily basis.  It's just difficult to track who is reading posts and who is not.  Of course, I guess even if you follow in other ways, it does not mean you are reading daily anyway.

So while you might read but not follow, I'm asking you to please follow one of these ways since Google Friend connect will be gone shortly.  I know you are reading because I had over 11,000 hits on the blog last month.  This tells me lots of readers but not as many followers.

While I could also add Google+ as an option, I'm not convinced I want to add that to my list of ways to follow.  Have you been using Google+ much?  Do you like it?


Ok, onto the winner.....

and the winner of the Nuun tablets, chosen by is.......

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem!!!

Yea Christy.  Congratulations.  Please send me an e-mail with your address and I'll get the Nuun out to you!

Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!


  1. WOOHOO you really know how to make a girl happy first thing in the morning! :) sending you an email!

    Is the RSS reader like google reader? Will we still have our google reader. this stupid thing is stressing me out, is it really so hard to leave the GFC alone? ugh

  2. I follow you on facebook. I never really understood the whole google friends connect.

    Was going to try running outside again today, but your weather report has me heading to the treadmill!

  3. Yay for Christy! I'll probably see what happens on 3/1 and then if you are lost, I'll add you in via email. This means I'll probably lose all but 4 of the 60 something followers I have. :( Loving the new header and blog look! Very cool.

  4. I follow you on FB now. Just created my FB page too - this whole Google Connect thing is such a pain!

  5. You can add me to your reader Christy. I believe after March 1 though if you have Wordpress blogs that you follow through Google Friend connect, you will not see them in your reader unless you add them in the reader. E-mail, Facebook and Twitter are easiest!

    Thanks ltlindian and Michelle! I follow you now Michelle on FB!

  6. Congrats to Christy! Not looking forward to the end of GFC. Such a bummer!

  7. I've got your blog coming through via RSS feed on my Google Reader, so I won't lose you :-) Twitter too.

    What I was wondering as far as the no Google Reader thing is that lots of people ask for people to follow as part of a giveaway via GFC. Now that isn't available, I guess people can use FB as a required 'follow' for giveaways? Have you thought about that one?