Friday, June 28, 2013
Hi everyone! No card tonight, but I do want to talk about Bloglovin. As many of you are aware, Google Reader will stop as of 1 July 2013. Just a few days away, as a matter of fact. I treasure each one of you who kindly follow my blog. Each time I open my blog to share something new, I look at the pictures of you wonderful people, and I have to say that I am going to missing that aspect of my blog.
In preparation of this day, I started using Bloglovin' about a month ago. Bloglovin' is similar to Google Reader in that I receive a daily synopsis of new entries on the blogs that I personally follow, and I can open the individual blogs from there. When I signed up for Bloglovin, I was asked if I wanted to import the list of blogs that I've been following with Google Reader, and I answered yes. That was it -- easy-peasy, and supposedly all of my blogs have been switched over to the new reader.
The one thing that I have noticed thus far is that I don't get a list of the blogs that I follow. I am sure your Google Reader is the same as mine in that I see the full list of ALL the blogs I follow in a column to the left of the section that shows which blogs have a new posting for that day. This allows me to visit those blogs even if they have not posted something that particular day -- a handy reminder to me of the names of the various blogs I follow. I admit that I follow a lot of blogs -- there are just so many wonderful artists and crafters out there in Blogland -- and when you get as old as me, it helps to have a visual list to jog the memory! I haven't figured out yet what I'm going to do about the lack of a list -- need to figure out a solution very soon, though.
I won't keep you any longer with my ramblings. My purpose for bringing this up tonight is to ask you all to consider switching to Bloglovin' as your new reader before 1 July gets here. I sure would hate to lose you as a follower, but even more, I would hate for you to lose the blogs you love and follow via Google. I'm sure your blogs mean as much to you as my blogs mean to me -- they are a source of friendship, inspiration, glimpses into daily lives, and so much more.
Take care and have a great weekend!
PS. Thanks to one of my sweet online friends, I've now learned something new and find that Bloglovin' does, indeed, have a list of ALL my blogs. Despite using the new reader for some time now, I'm still learning about it. I am now a "happy camper." All is well, once again, in my universe (smile)! Thank you so much, Jessi.