Sunday, June 23, 2013

See you at Bloglovin' in a week!

Rumour has it that things will never be the same in blogland in a week time. By now, I'm sure that most of you have heard or read the news of Google closing GFC and its reader service and 1st July is the date set for this to happen. I don't really know what will happen then, as I've read somewhere that nothing will change for blogger users as the reader is totally integrated with the blogger service and after all, Google itself uses this to promote its newest features via the Blogger Buzz blog. But just in case, I think it's a good idea to join the thousands of bloggers out there who have been helping to make this trasition period easier. And just like most of you have already done, I would like to invite you to follow this blog and all your favourite reads via Bloglovin'.

Bloglovin' is a very user-friendly platform which will bring you the latest post from all your favourite blogs together. All you have to do is sign up for an account, browse your favourite blogs and follow them. One of the great things about Bloglovin' is that it is really easy to use, independently of whether you're a blogger or not. It has a beautiful and appealing layout as well and its reader homepage looks way better than any g+ circle ever will. Bloglovin' also allows you to search content by categories and countries and you can group your favourite blogs by topics of whichever way makes it easier for you to read them. Apparently, it is also better for your SEO than the traditional Google Reader, but as I'm still taking my first baby steps in the complicated world if internet marketing I don't have much more to add about this.

Right now, it is even easier as Bloglovin' gives you the choice to import your list of Google Reader subscribers directly.


All you have to do click into the Setting tab.


Once you're on your settings page, scroll down and you will find there an option to import blogs from another service.


Click into it et voilá! Right before you eyes is the option to import blogs from Google Reader. Go ahead, click on it and it'll only take a couple of minutes before you can enjoy your daily reads via Bloglovin'.


I probably come a bit late with this tutorial, but as they say, better late than never! I've already imported my Google Reader list so that I will not miss anything of all the blogs I enjoy reading. 

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And because sharing is caring, another interesting feature I've discovered recently is direct comment reply and this has rocked my blogging world. It is so nice to get a reply to any comment I leave straight into my mailbox! I didn't know any better than replying in the comment thread but now that I know, I'll try to get used to replying derictly to your mail if possible, otherwise I'll stick to the thread - and I will probably stop replying to one-liner commenters asking to follow altogether. So, if you want to stop being a no-reply comment, here's a funny and easy to follow step-by-step tutorial by Casey of We Took the Road Less Traveled. After that you might notice how the conversation really gets going.

That was all for today! Sorry for this boring post full of technicalities, but blogging is a ever-lasting learning process and I think this is really worth sharing. 

Have a lovely Sunday!


16 comments:

  1. Thanks for this import tip. I had no idea there's such an option. I'm now following you on Bloglovin. Have a great week, Irene.

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    1. You're wolcome, Arni!

      I'm also following you on Bloglovin' :)

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  2. Como no sabemos lo que pasará , por si acaso...yo ya te sigo en Bloglovin tmb. Bsinss, Irene :)

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    1. jejeje gracias, Pilar!
      yo tb hace ya tiempo que te sigo por ahí :)

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  3. Esperemos que sea sólo un rumor!

    Besos paisana!!

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    1. Sí, a ver que pasa!

      Así que tb de Tenerife? Beso!

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  4. Great post Irene! Yeah, I'm loving bloglovin's reader. I've been using it for several months now. You're definitely on my list. I'll have to check out that reply comment system when I have a little more time. Thanks for sharing it.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Thanks, Kim! You're also on my list ;)

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  5. I dont know what is really going to happened, but as far as I know, only google reader will be canceled, not GFC (it's different things I suppose). Anyhow, time will show) Thanks for sharing such a nice post! I'm already follow you at Bloglovin')
    Have a happy time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra
    www.svetusvet.com

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    1. Yes! I'm curious about how much it is really going to change ... just a week to find out!
      I follow you on Bloglovin' as well :)

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  6. Thank goodness for the ability to import blogs! There's no way I would have converted to bloglovin without it!

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  7. Ya falta poquito para decirle adiós a Google reader, menos mal que ya tengo hecho el traslado! jeje

    Te invito a conocer mi blog: Sortealia, entérate de todos los sorteos

    Un besote, Eli ♥

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    1. jeje es bueno ser previsora :)
      A ver como va a ser el cambio ...

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  8. To be honest I had kind of forgotten about this business.. bah, I hope everything is indeed integrated, otherwise I am going to loose the few followers I have XD
    For the time being, I am following you on Bloglovin', I would love it if you could follow me there too!

    My Own Project

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  9. Yo los importe hace cosa de un mes pero la verdad que espero que lo del GFC sea solo un rumor, por que bloglovin no acaba de convencerme en absoluto, en fin ya veremos lo que pasa.
    Voy echar un vistazo al segundo tutorial.
    besines guapa

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    1. Ya, la verdad que yo no tengo muy claro que va a pasar con GFC pero bueno, dentro de lo que cabe Bloglovin' no me parece tan mala opción, aunque sí que es un coñazo tener que estra cambiando de página, con lo cómodo que es tener todo junto en Blogger!

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