I was talking to my sister who runs her own business and is a tech savvy girl (for the most part) the other day. She loves to read home decor blogs and I asked what she planned to do when Google Reader shut down. She admitted that she hadn’t been using it at all – she types in the web address each day to the blogs she likes and visits each one! I couldn’t believe it! So, I got out my phone and introduced her to bloglovin (I love the app on my phone for it). I showed her how it keeps all of the blogs you love in one neat and tidy place and only shows those who have added a post to the feed. She was pretty excited and I was too – think of the time she’ll save by not having to visit each site just to see if they’ve posted an update!!
So, it got me thinking, have you switched over yet? Are you even using a blog reader? It’s super simple. I have used google reader for years and when they announced they were shutting down I tried out a few different readers until I landed on bloglovin and I haven’t turned back. It has all the things I loved about google, but so many features I didn’t even know I was missing!
It is really simple to get an account. Go to www.bloglovin.com and click “sign up” in the upper right corner, then follow the steps to create an account. It lets you search for your favorite blogs and add them to your reader list and even lets you put them into folders that you get to name (like craft blogs, friends, family, food blogs, etc.). I love this feature because so many times I just want to check in to see how my family is doing or look at my friends. Other times I want to look at the food blogs that I drool over. Then you’ll notice after you’ve added the blogs you want to follow that posts will appear in the right column. Those are the blogs that have recently added a post and you can click on the ones you want to read the full post on or just scroll through and mark all of them as read. It’s awesome!
This post isn’t sponsored by bloglovin, I really just love it that much and thought I’d tell you about it. I’d love if you followed Events To Celebrate on bloglovin. 🙂