Google changes the rules
A message from Google (as part of their World Domination plan of cause) Ha Ha!!
But I am told that several readers of this site and a whole lot more that follow all the other Model Railway sites are going to find themselves excluded in coming days. The answer is to open up a google account of course. I have had google e mail accounts and others for many years and can honestly say I not noticed any sad results because of my membership. In fact this blog and the ability to operate it advertisement free has been a real plus. Trust that those who want to follow these google blogs will sign up with a google account and then sign up again to continue to receive notifications
"starting the week of January 11, 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. At the same time, we’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count.
We encourage you to tell affected readers (perhaps via a blog post), that if they use a non-Google Account to follow your blog, they need to sign up for a Google Account, and re-follow your blog. With a Google Account, they’ll get blogs added to their Reading List, making it easier for them to see the latest posts and activity of the blogs they follow.
We know how important followers are to all bloggers, but we believe this change will improve the experience for both you and your readers. Posted by Michael Goddard, Software Engineer"