So it appears that when Google said they were removing GFC for all non-blogger blogs, they were actually pretty non-discriminate about it. Shutting down my blog for a week back in December and then backing up all my posts for the past year, and paying for a re-direct didn't matter. They still took my followers. Thanks, Google.
The irony of it is I would have never left Google in the first place had Google not locked me out of my account in 2010. Again, thanks Google.
If you were following me before and are still interested, I would be thrilled if you could re-follow me.Some of the people in my friend connect I've known since 2010. It was heartbreaking to realize everyone is gone.