The answer to the question is fairly easy, Google Friend Connect is going away.
For all of you great and wonderful followers I am hoping you will follow using the Linky Followers Tool.
You do not have to have a blog to have an account with Linky Followers!
Please visit my friends At The Picket Fence for more information on Linky Followers.
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope to see you following on Linky Followers!