Seeing as though Google Reader is shutting down in July and Google Friend Connect will probably be going with it, I’ve decided to register my blog on bloglovin’. I don’t have many followers on there at the moment but I’d just like to quickly mention how good it is.
It is easy to transfer the people you follow via GFC over to there and you can also follow WordPress blogs, both appearing in your feed. I’m so pleased about this because I’ve been having to save about 50 blogs in my favourites tab so that I can comment on both Blogger and WordPress blogs and now I can finally have them in one place.
It’s so easy to sign up for a bloglovin’ account and it will probably take you about 2 minutes. Transferring all of the people from your Google Reader feed is also quick and all you’ll need to do is click a few buttons.
From the Bloglovin’ About page-
Reading blogs can be a pain in the ass. We created bloglovin´ so you wouldn’t have to visit un-updated blogs, open ten windows in your browser, or forget your favorite blogs’ web-addresses. With bloglovin´, we wanted to make your blog-reading fun and easy.
Sounds sweet! How does it work?
Just add all the blogs you want to follow, and then you’ll get notified every time one of your favorite blogs has written a new blog post.
You can also choose to receive daily emails on posts and it will notify you when you get a new follower.
You can follow Queen of Contemporary by clicking here.
Ruby :)17 March, 2013 at 11:17 am
Has it been confirmed that GFC is going?
Lucy17 March, 2013 at 11:24 am
Google Reader is going so I’m assuming that it is because the blogs you see on your Google Reader feed are the ones you follow via GFC. 🙂
Sam17 March, 2013 at 1:01 pm
I’ve registered with Bloglovin’. Although I don’t think I’ll use it very often (I hardly ever looked at my Google Reader), I’ve put it up on my blog to give other people the option of following that way. I seem to be following you already, though I’m not sure how that happened. 🙂
Sarah (TotalTeenFiction)17 March, 2013 at 3:30 pm
Thanks for the tip! I haven’t really looked at Bloglovin’ before but I suppose with Google Reader going it’ll be worth trying out the alternatives. Thanks so much for recommending it 🙂
Amber @ The Mile Long Bookshelf19 March, 2013 at 4:32 pm
Arghh, I didn’t know GFC was shutting down! That’s annoying. Thanks for the blog post though, I wouldn’t have known otherwise. I’ll be trying out Bloglovin’ soon.
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