Google Reader is no more, that's now official. And a lot of you look really bummed about it and have been asking about other blog readers to use so i though i'd do this quick post about Bloglovin'!
Personally, i have never used Google Reader, so this is not a comparison. Just me telling you why i love Bloglovin' so much :)
First reason: the design is super clean and easy. A year or so ago i was looking for a blog reader to help me get organized with my reading. I did not like Google Reader, mostly because, well it wasn't really pretty, or clear. Then i discovered Bloglovin'. It was super easy so i started adding blogs to it, and now i'm using it daily, both on my computer and iPhone (yep, they have an app, free of course!)
When i say it's easy, it really is! On the main page you can see the blogs you are following and their latest posts. If you click on one of them, you'll be redirected to the blog, well the post in fact, which is way better. But you're still on Bloglovin, which means you can jump to another post of your feed anytime, no need to go back to the BlogLovin' main page! You can also comment the posts without issue this way, which is super cool!
Here's another snapshot of the main page. Once you’ve created an account you can search for and follow your favorite blogs, organize them in group however you like and also claim your own blog, so people can follow you too!Hoping this has been helpful to some of you, and a couple links to finish:
- How to claim your blog on Bloglovin’ (first link).
- How to import your Google Reader into Bloglovin' (so you don't have to start from scratch!): http://www.pricelessadventure.com/2012/04/how-i-set-up-blog-lovin.html
Also, if you ever wanted to, you can follow me here - post your link below and I’ll follow back if I don’t already!