Disclaimer - I have no relationship with Bloglovin'. All opinions are my own.
Right now I'm super addicted to blogs. Reading them, writing them, sharing them, you name it and I'm all over it! If you are like me, you follow a lot of different blogs about everything from running and fitness, to eating healthy or not so healthy, to celebrities. That is a lot of different websites to keep track of and remember to check regularly. That all became a little too much for me so I recently I joined Bloglovin' to help me keep it all under control.
Bloglovin' is a blog reader that helps you keep track of all the blogs you love to read. It lets you know when your favorite blog has a new post versus you having to track them down or hope that you see the author's post on Facebook or Twitter.
When you sign up for an account you can set your preferences on how often Bloglovin' emails you about a new post from one of the blogs you follow. At first I had mine set up to email me every time a new post was published. I found that to be a little too many emails. So now I get an email once a day with a list of all the blogs that were published. Much better!
Once you have an account set up, all you have to do is search for the name of your favorite blog (aka RunGingerRunBlog) (<---shameless plug) and click Follow and you're all set!
I find this helpful for several reasons:
- I've been relying on social media to "notify" me when a new post is up. I'm terrible about just going directly to the blog website and sometimes I miss a post because of that.
- With the ever-changing Facebook algorithms they have been deciding what posts I get to see from pages I follow. Not cool Facebox, not cool! So I feel like I'm missing posts because of that.
- Twitter moves so fast! Unless you just sit and watch your feed all day everyday you miss out on a lot of tweets. I'm pretty sure no one has time for that!
- There's an app for my iPad and iPhone so I can look for new posts if I'm stuck in line somewhere and have a few minutes to kill.
For my blogger buddies - BL even lets you see how many people follow your blog through this platform as well. They don't give out metrics or anything like Google Analytics, but it give you the number of followers on a line graph so you can track your progress over time.
Also - You can put a link to your Bloglovin' Page on your blog. Mine is the button on the right under my picture so people can click on that and follow your blog easily.
Leave a comment!
If you are not a blogger, leave a comment with your favorite blog so I can check it out and see if I want to add it to my list! I'm always looking for a new fun blog!