Monday, April 1, 2013

Preparing for the Death of Google Products


Before I started blogging the only follow options that I used were GFC(Google Friend Connect) & Google Reader-I loved them both! They were easy to use and I was able to keep tabs on my favorite blogs with ease. But as of July 1st Google Reader will be leaving us and there are a few rumors going around that GFC will be next. I'm still freaking out over the fact that I might lose my GFC followers.

So now I'll be joining all the other bloggers who have added Bloglvin' as a follow option.
I wanted to try it out before adding it to the blog. It's been over a week since I started to use Bloglovin' and I am lovin' it!

Lemme tell you why Bloglovin' is better, yes better than GFC/Google Reader.
  • The design is clutter-free and easy to navigate.
  • Can import previous Google Reader subscriptions. Yay!
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  • Posts are viewed as snippets so full posts will be viewed in a new window. 
A lot of people do not like this feature very much but personally I love it! As a blogger, I feel that this could encourage visitors to comment and will also increase page views. As a blog reader I like this because it encourages me to comment instead of just reading the post and moving on. 
  • When the post opens in a new window there is a 'share bar' with options that allow you to share via Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest - Cool huh?
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  • It can also be accessed via any browser without the use of an additional plugin.
  • Ability to manually categorize subscriptions. Please note that while subscriptions can be imported from Google Readers folder cannot be imported.
  • And this is probably the best feature-You are able to 'like' posts by clicking the ♥  button so that you can view them later. 

So what do you think? Ready to make the switch to Bloglovin'? If so please do Follow us with BloglovinIf you have added Bloglovin' and want us to follow your blog let us know in the comments below and we'll be sure to stop by!

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Remember non-Bloglovin' users you guys can still follow us via Feedburner/E-Mail, Twitter or Facebook. 
Soon I'll be checking out Feedly and will let ya'll know how that goes. Maybe it'll be better than Bloglovin'! ;)

7 comments :

  1. Done :) I am loving bloglovin too. Another handy feature is to click like on posts you comment on so you can go back and see any replies to your comment.

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    1. Thank you so much,Trish! Yes,the 'Like' button is probably the best feature! I'm following you too now. ;)

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  2. Done following! Bloglovin' really is a great idea to stay updated with all the posts and it's very pretty, too! : )

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    1. Thanks,Dianna! :D
      Yes the layout looks great doesn't it?Will you be adding a follow via Bloglovin' button on your blog too?

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  3. Thanks a lot for the info.
    I just added the widget to my own blog and followed yours as well. :)
    I also like the idea of the snippets since it does tend to make the reader curious.

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  4. yay! i switched a couple of days ago. seems good so far, although i am having an issue with only the top post showing up!

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  5. I tried BlogLovin', but I'm one of those bloggers who doesn't like only being able to see previews of posts - though I do agree that having to click through each post might encourage me to comment more! Lol

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