"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive." Anaïs Nin

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Monday, April 22, 2013

RSS Feeds, 100,000 Blog Hits and A Word of Thanks

RSS feeds will be going away, along with Google Reader. If you wish to continue to follow this blog by Xpressive Handz, you can "subscribe by email". The link is on the column to your right. Just scroll until you see it between the banners of "AllTop" and "Search this Blog".

I also want to take a moment to than YOU, Readers and Vistors. As of April 21, 2013, Xpressive Handz has had over 100,000 hits from nearly 50 different countries. This is due to many of you sharing the post by email, Twitter, FaceBook as well as sites like DeafRead.com  and deaf.alltop.com featuring our posts.

I also want to thank e-dailys and e-zines which feature Xpressive Handz.

Rashed Al-Foudary shares this blog on Silent World daily. He also writes his own blog with his experience of deafness at http://www.bilaterallynumb.com/

Varsha P. Joshi has added us to Decibles dBs, and shares the story of her daughter and CI (Cochlear Implant) journey at http://vanditacantalk.blogspot.com/

I especially want to thank all those in the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and the Hearing Impaired communities for being such a wonderful group of supporters and readers. I love reading the posts and stories you write. We've become a strong online presence, educating and helping not only ourselves and each other, but also the hearing communities around the world.

Together we have become "International Deaf Bloggers", "International Hard of Hearing Bloggers" and "International Hearing Impaired Bloggers". We have become a global voice on the internet educating and bringing positive changes to the world by sharing our issues and communication needs. Thank you for allowing me to be a participant.


  1. When I announce some time back on my deaf blog about the end of RSS feeds and so choose from alternatives from the right hand side of my blog. (Which left Google Connect or by email.)

    I am now wondering if I slightly got confused by these latest chnages and so hoping you can help me. Does it mean Google Connect will not work from that date too? If so, then i wil need to update my blog post and side of blog accordingly.

  2. From what I understand, Luz, at this point it is just the reader and RSS feeds that are going away. I don't think iw will affect other Goigle services. I don't think you need to change anything. I think it's just the reader and delivery system that is changing.

  3. Oh thank you for clearing that up, as I thought I was starting to misunderstand it all. Glad i don't have to get rid of Google Connect option for my readers.

    1. You're welcome, Liz. :-) Although, I have no idea what Google Connect is. So many programs out there, I can't keep up with them all!

  4. Its what you are using following my deaf blog, which is right hand side of my blog. :)

  5. Realised at beginning I missed out the friend bit. Its Google Friend Connect I meant. :)

  6. Yes. Don't forget you are automatically entered in my latest giveaway because of you being a follower of Liz's Deaf Blog, along with many others and those who follow via email too. I have just updated that post and added something else to giveaway I nearly forgot to giveaway I had planned. :)