Now What?

Hi, my name is Christine and I am a Google Reader user.

I rely on Google for way too much.  Now they are discontinuing my go-to blog reader.  I know there is some debate about blog readers and stats and comments... blah, blah, blah.  I'll admit that I didn't visit as many blogs.  Basically I'd log onto the internet and then get overwhelmed by that little number leering at me from the corner of my browser.  It was all too easy to just click "Mark as Read".

I wasn't sure which service I should switch to from GR.  There are tons of choices.  I started with downloading the Feedly app to my iPad.  It's nice, clean, and easy to navigate, but lacked the ease of commenting.

Misty of Handbags and Handguns mentioned in a post the service Bloglovin'.  I remembered signing up for that service, but I'd never used it.  Just added my blog to the list.

Oh my gosh y'all!  I'm so glad that I've made the switch!  I love the look and feel of it.  It's so easy to navigate.  Bonus points for being able to import my GR feeds.  You can click the top article and the blog post will open in a frame that allows me to not only comment on that post that I'm reading, but then just click older and it will go to the next post!

I did have to re-claim my blog so to speak because when I originally signed up and claimed my blog, I was at a Blogspot address.  I couldn't figure out how to change my blog URL.  So if you were a previous follower or you'd like to become a new follower, you can click the link below or the one to the left in the sidebar!

Follow on Bloglovin

While in this process, I have discovered that the Friend Connect widget is basically useless.  Trying to navigate to the Google Friend Connect page just leads to a "page not found" error page.  I was going to send out a newsletter to those who are following through GFC to kindly ask them to jump on over to Bloglovin' and follow me there, but I've not been able to find a way to get this done!  I've gone through the widget and sent a message to each follower individually inviting y'all to change to Bloglovin'!  It's a real bummer to have to do this, but I hope to keep you all as followers!  Thanks for sticking around!

1 comment

  1. Bloglovin' turned out to be AWESOME. I'm so happy with it! Misty converted me, too.