Saturday, June 22, 2013

Bloglovin' .

Hey guys, so as most of you know (if you pay any attention at all to blog-related news) Google Reader is shutting down in a few weeks (at the end of June maybe? I guess I don't really pay attention after all) and given that that is what I generally used to read everyone's posts, I decided to give Bloglovin' a try, because that seemed to be what the general majority was switching to. I'm such a leader, don't you know.

I have always had a strong distaste for Bloglovin' but only because the name sounded silly and that alone turned me off so much that I had no idea what its functions even were. Well, long story short I caved and registered, and now use that more than anything else when it comes to reading blogs. Someone was thinking when you could separate all the unread posts, and then mark them as read or unread just like emails. In addition you can cycle through the unread blog posts oldest to newest. Basically, everything is practically, rationally and logically sound as far as I can tell.

And so basically what this is coming down to is that I have a Bloglovin' now, and you can feel free to follow via that if you so desire. I even like the "Top Blogs" or "Popular Posts" button just so you can get sent to something random and read some good stuff. It's like having StumbleUpon for blogs... (I should invent that...).

What are your thoughts on the switch? I'm glad I got off the high and mighty Google Reader horse. It just goes to show that you gotta try something before you decide whether you like it or not.

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the recommendation. I just signed up and imported all the blogs I follow - piece of cake.

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    1. Yeah it really was! I was impressed!

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  2. you are invited to frollow my blog

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  3. What's Google Reader? I just go by the Blogger Dashboard and my trusty 'ole bookmarks bar lol but with all those points you listed I may have to check it out because I tend to fall behind at reading other's blogs.

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    1. google reader basically keeps track of what you've read and haven't read -- but bloglovin does it even better! the blogger dashboard makes it too easy to miss things in my opinion. definitely check out bloglovin!

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