I fixed it!
A couple weeks ago I was notified by somebody who shall remain anonymous (you know who you are) that my Google Friend Connect button was out of commission.
For the life of me, I couldn't figure out what was the issue, so I just left it alone and hoped that Google would eventually fix it for me. Still nothing.
A couple days ago, Lydia asked me to email her a list of some of my favorite bloggers (don't worry, you're all my favorite, but I couldn't very well send her a list of dozens of links to wade through, now could I?). She also asked me how she could get more involved in the blogging community. Of course, I told her to post more on her secondary blog, and to follow and comment on other people's blogs.
After thinking on what I told her, I decided that I needed to check the design for her secondary blog because I couldn't even remember what it looked like even though I was the one who designed it for her.
Holy moly! It was definitely cringe-worthy! A blurry photo as the background, no proper header (still being worked on at the moment, she hasn't sent me a photo yet), basically a blogger's nightmare.
I couldn't stand it.
I knew her google account password, so of course I logged in and fixed it. It still isn't perfect, but it looks much better than before, imho.
When I was messing around with the gadgets in her sidebar, I couldn't find the old Google Friend Connect gadget. I finally found what I hoped was a good alternative and stuck that in place. Lo, and behold, it was the same thing!
I saved her thingy, then logged back into my account to see if it would work on mine.
I am so happy!
So what you see now is not the old Google Friend Connect button, I had to replace it. Also, since I was already in the re-designing mood, I changed around a couple things on my blog (new header, anyone?).
Well anyways, there you go!