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In my last blog post I announced that I was going to do a mini-series of my favorite websites.  So far I have three planned out for you all and this is the second installment. Part 1 talked about Dailymile.com and how useful it is to track the miles you run, walk, bike or other exercises you do. This post isn't really running related, unless you count that it can help you keep track of all your favorite running blogs. You're welcome! 

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 a fellow blogger, leave a comment with your blog name and I'd love to start following you! 

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! 
 


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01/13/2014 7:08pm

Nothing special just blog about what I do and how I feel

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01/13/2014 7:44pm

Awesome! Can't wait to hear more about your Tri training!

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01/13/2014 9:23pm

So happy at the moment with gReader pro, but I will give bloglovin' a try. Happy runs!

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01/13/2014 10:34pm

Thanks! Just found you and followed! looking forward to your posts!

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01/13/2014 9:59pm

I absolutely LOVE bloglovin'! It's so much easier to keep up with all my blogs I read. My blog can be found at www.OKrunnermom.com. How is the training going?

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01/13/2014 10:38pm

Always happy to follow a fellow Okie! :)
Training is going pretty good so far. Been doing a lot of treadmill miles during the week. Just started training with my running club again on Saturday. How is your training going?

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01/13/2014 10:01pm

First time I checked out your blog and I will definitely be following it from now on.. Please check out mine http://runnerscommunity.blogspot.com/

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RunGingerRunBlog - Sarah
01/13/2014 10:41pm

Thanks Shaun! I see that you are from Pittsburgh and just posted about @PghRunner Kristy she's a fellow ginger and blog buddy of mine! Looking forward to your posts!

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01/15/2014 6:33pm

I LOVE Bloglovin! It is the only blog reading tool that works for me to keep up with my favorites. It has made my life so much easier. :)

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RunGingerRunBlog - Sarah
01/15/2014 10:38pm

Me too! I was sad when Google got rid of their blog feed reeder but this is 100% better!

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Carmie
01/18/2014 8:33pm

Hello! I have two favorite blogs (besides yours). RunEatRepeat and BitchCakes. I agree with your frustration over Facebook algorithms and I love bloglovin!

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01/19/2014 7:53pm

Thanks Carmie!
I follow RER but I've never heard of BitchCakes. I'll definitely check it out! Thanks for the tip!

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03/26/2014 12:33am

This is a nice post in an interesting line of content, great way of bring this topic to discussion

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Incredibly well written, I hope subsequent time is often great, thanks for sharing

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05/08/2015 12:43am

Today people’s mind were actually smaller than buffalos as today people only wanted to consider things on quantitative basis instead of qualitative and that is the basic cause for their failure.

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12/11/2015 7:20am

Thank for sharing this post with us, I am working in The Talent Agency as a social marketing manager. When you first went online, you probably learned very quickly that you could bookmark websites that you wanted to return to in the future. If you're like many users, it probably didn't take long before your list of Favorites or Bookmarks went all the way down the screen, and although you continue to add to them, you rarely use them, because it's too hard to find what you are looking for.

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02/20/2016 10:29am

You are now sweaty, beat, but probably feel pretty darn good for how hard you just worked. So, now it’s time to replenish that body and treat it nicely.

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05/17/2016 2:10am

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