Monday, May 20, 2013

I’ve Switched. . .

Light Switch 
To a new blog reader!  Since I learned that Google Reader and Google Friend Connect will be going away in July I’ve ‘kept my ear to the ground’ for good recommendations for a new way to read my favorite blogs.  One of my dear blog friends told me she had switched to Bloglovin’ – and she loved it.  A few days ago I read another blogger’s recommendation for Bloglovin’ and I decided to check it out.  It didn’t take me long to make up my mind and it took less time for Bloglovin’ to import all of my favorite blogs from Google Reader.  Now I’m a happy reader once again because I know I can read your blogs until long after July has come and gone!

If you’re not familiar with Bloglovin’, here’s a bit of information so you can check it out for yourself.  It’s a blog reader that has the same features as Google Reader, but it's an updated version in some ways. It has a "followers" widget that counts who is following you! It will even send you an email each time someone follows you, if you want it to!

Here’s what my ‘home’ page looks like – simple and easy to read.  When I ‘click’ on the post title it opens another window and – voila – I’m right there in your blog.  I can read and comment to my heart’s content!  I like the simplicity.  It’s clean and neat and it’s easy to catch up on all of the posts I haven’t read on your blog.

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So far I’m happy with Bloglovin’.  I haven’t had any problems and I think it’s a good solution.  I love the clean look and the easy way to add blogs to my list.  I'm glad I have a way to stay in touch with you!  You'll be hearing from me soon!



(I've added a 'Follow Me on Bloglovin' button to my sidebar if you'd like to follow me there.)

14 comments:

  1. I guess I will be doing the same thing soon! Thank you for your thoughts :)

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  2. I switched to Blog Lovin too and your blog came along with, of course! It is a new format, but seems to be working great!

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  3. Funny, but I have just bookmarked my favorites into different categories and go to my list of bookmarked blogs. I guess I should get with the times here.

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  4. Thanks for the info. Will be checking this out too! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  5. I had heard that bloglovin was pretty good! Glad to hear a first-hand account of it. I may give it a whirl instead of logging in to my account and going through my favorites listing.

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  6. Yep, I recommend Blog Lovin - Feedly is another one people can try. It'll be so weird not to have Google Reader!

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  7. Thanks for the tip! I have been using Feedly, but I have been thinking of trying out BlogLovin' because I heard it had a next button? I'll definitely try it now. ~Angela~

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  8. I'm always afraid to do anything new and different, afraid I'll get in trouble and won't know how to fix it! :-(

    Katherine

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  9. Very cool, I am going to have to check it out. Right now, I simply go to my blogroll when I have time, and stop in for a visit. Sometimes I have to catch up, but I may check this out. I hope you are getting some rest, I am tucked in bed with my laptop and will be moving to my kindle soon for some early evening relaxing!

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  10. Hi Adrienne! Now I'm so glad to read this as I didn't know what I was going to do. I've not checked out Bloglovin' but after reading your post I will give it a try! Thank you, sweet friend, for your prayers. I truly appreciate it!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  11. Available for a soda break and consultation on this? I've been out of blogging for soooo long, I know it will take a bit to get back on top of things. HUGS! B :)

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  12. Hi Adrienne....I don't even want to think about it. Do you think all these changes will help. Seems like nothing I do ever changes who comes to my blog or my stats or anything. But I guess we will see!!

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  13. Howdy Doody, sweetie pooh! :) Thanks for popping in to see me and hope you're having a good week.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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