So the other day Krista asked me if I could explain Bloglovin' to her. I gladly told her all about it and thought I'd share with you my thoughts as well.....
So you've probably heard they want to delete Google reader in July. So like everyone else I opened a Bloglovin' account....at first it was just in case and since my Boglovin' readership was growing I decided to add the ticker on my blog but didn't really use Bloglovin' yet.... well that was until I saw how great it was! Here are my reasons I like bloglovin' as a reader and as a blogger:
As a reader:
I personally never used Google reader... just clicked on the titles in my blogger dashboard. But I started getting so overwhelmed by all the blogs I was following and would always be missing posts from my favorite blogs.
Bloglovin' lets me group my blogs...and so I created my "Daily Reads", "Keep in Touch", "In the Kitchen", "Blogging", "Photography", etc.... this way I know when my favorite blogs publish and I can only read those and if I have extra time I can read others as well...
Bloglovin' always shows the first picture which is great.... pictures speak to me and if it's an interesting picture I'll read the post. On Blogger Dashboard it sometimes didn't show the picture.
Bloglovin' is free and super easy to use. And in case you already follow a lot of blogs on Google reader they have an easy import tool that will import all the blogs you follow to your Bloglovin'.
As a Blogger:
In Google reader you could read the entire post without ever going on the blog....bad...because we won't receive ranking or feed counts. Bloglovin' on the other hand only shows the first picture and maybe two sentences and in order to read the post you have to click to the blog....bingo....our statistics go up.
These are just the two things that stood out to me and the reason I now follow on Bloglovin'. I'll still follow on GFC occassionally but I'll read the posts.... on Bloglovin'.
I can only encourage you to go check Bloglovin' out.....add the ticker and start growing your blog readers on Bloglovin'!
How do you follow your blogs?