Getting Ready for the Demise of Google Reader: Bloglovin'

Looking for an alternative to soon-to-be-gone Google Reader? My awesome sister Amy suggested bloglovin'. I had seen bloglovin' as a source to this blog long before my sister mentioned it, but at the time I thought it was porn and didn't click it. No need to worry! bloglovin' is a very easy and safe reader.

Just sign up, and there is a button that imports all of the blogs at once. It took a couple of minutes. At most. Very easy for this digital immigrant.

This is my current home page;

I can tell from the left bar that I have 6 blogs that are unread. From the middle section, the newest blog post is from eighteen25. Note that these blog entries are in regular view. I can click on the title Our Friday Five-Jodie Edition, and it takes me to the blog where I can read the entire post.

After I close out, my bloglovin' page now looks like this:
eighteen25's post is faded because I read it. The entry from Saddle up for Second Grade is not faded because I haven't read it.

There's no need to leave the page to read every blog post, especially if it's a short post. Just click on Mark as Read at the bottom of entry to make it fade.

To find more blogs, just scroll down. I love that I can easily tell which blogs I've read and which ones have newer posts. I find myself wishing FaceBook would have the same option.

My summary: Very easy, gets the job done, easy to see new posts and what's been read or not read. Simple to add new blogs. This is a very viable alternative for me.

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  1. Hi! I found your blog on the TpT forum and I am the newest follower of your blog and store. I would love it if you could check out my blog and store when you get a chance! :)

    Thank you so much for this post... I am really going to have to look at bloglovin' and feedly...I only discovered that google reader was going away when I read it either on the forum or another blog. So, I am glad that you have discussed some alternatives here! I am not super techie, so this is all new to me! Just one more thing to add to the "TO DO" list! LOL!

    Thanks! I can't wait to read more of your blog, especially the pinterest aspect of it. What a great idea!

    Beth :)

  2. Beth, I just visited your blog. What a bright and colorful room! Thanks for visiting!


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