June 20, 2013

Why I {heart} Bloglovin'


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?

17 comments:

  1. I love bloglovin because it feels so handy yet easy to use .
    Started following you there , got you from Facebook lifestyle group ;)
    Noor @ Noor's Place

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    1. Thank you Noor for following!

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  2. I downloaded this to my phone. :) So maybe i can post to my blog from my phone. Haha So i may be able to post more often. AS IF. :) I wish... *Sigh* anyways, aiming to get better! ;) All in a plan!
    But i like it so far. Its neat! A good way to keep all your blogs in one spot. :) Love it!

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  3. Thanks for explaining this, Iris. I just joined and added their widget to my blog, too. I love how simple it is! :)

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    1. It is so very simple! Now we wait and see if they delete GFC!

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  4. I didn't know that you could group your blog reads like that! Definitely a perk with Bloglovin'! I have the account, for if/when Google Reader goes extinct, but I still default back to my google reader feature. Thanks for this post, good info in it!

    Have a lovely day, Iris! Thanks for being one of my blog buddies! :)

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    1. Yes we shall see if it goes extinct...I am glad I found Bloglovin' though!

      Have a great day...and yay for blog buddies! ☺

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  5. Ahh!! I've been debating about whether to get on Bloglovin and your post was the clincher! I'm about to follow you! :) Yay!

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  6. I've never used Bloglovin' before, so this is a wonderful review. I've been thinking about switching to a different blog reader, so this is super helpful. Thanks so much for the info!

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  7. I'm a Bloglovin user as well. It's very simple, which is good for me! :)

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  8. Yes! Bloglovin' is amazing and so easy to use. Thanks for the plug - it's great!

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  9. Thanks again for all your help! I am a bloglovin' convert!!

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  10. Thank you for sharing! I haven't ever used Google Reader and have no clue what Bloglovin' is,but I do now. :)

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  11. I much prefer bloglovin' to the Google one too

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