Sunday, June 9, 2013

I'm Lovin' Bloglovin

As I've learned through the years, worry is futile. Fifty per cent of the things I worry about aren't worth worrying about and the other fifty per cent need action and prayer, not worry. The demise of Google Reader  on July 1 falls into both categories. I was like Chicken Little and was sure that my blog sky was falling. How would I ever keep up with all the blogs I'd carefully followed over the last four years? I decided I'd be Scarlett O'Hara and, fiddle-dee-dee, I'd just worry abut it in June, when I had more time to figure it out, aka worry.

A few days ago I got an email asking me to follow one of my blog buddies on bloglovin. I was happy to and I joined bloglovin to follow our sweet Marydon. After I did that I was asked if I wanted to import the blogs I followed into bloglovin. I said yes and in just a few minutes three hundred and sixty blogs were neatly arranged in bloglovin. I added the button to my blog -- on the right hand side -- and every evening I get an email with the new posts of the blogs I am following. No muss, no fuss and easy, peasy to read.  

Thanks to Marydon and to bloglovin. I'm lovin' you both! You've kept this Buttercup blogging!

Wishes for a magical Monday!
  

13 comments:

Terra said...

Carol I am confused, is the google follow feature going to end and the blog roll I see when I log in to my blog going to disappear on July 1?
I may go ahead and do what you did, I am just reluctant to get enmeshed in another system.
I will check back here to see what other comments you get, dear one.

Susie said...

Buttercup, I may be coming to you or Marydon for help. I am totally lost on the computer trying to blog. or follow.
Hope you are doing well and enjoying each new day. xoxo,Susie

Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

Thanks for the info. I've been strictly going by responding to comments left on my blog. As soon as my life calms down a bit I'm going to give Bloglovin a try too. Thanks!

TARYTERRE said...

I just follow the blogs via Blogger. Is that Google Reader??? Now I'm panicking.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I am usually fine with change and am not opposed to new things. However, Blogger changes sometimes confuse me but I usually find a way around it. I will see what the changes are and make a decision to continue on or possibly throw in the towel if it is just too much for my slowly shrinking mind to accept.

Betsy Adams said...

I've got Feedly and love it too... It does everything I want it to... I have heard good things about Bloglovin' but have never checked it out. Glad you like it.

How in the world can yo follow 360 blogs? Gosh--I could never do that. I keep my followers list at about 100 --and even that is too much for me to visit regularly. Good Luck.

Hugs,
Betsy

Mevely317 said...

Oh my word, I've so much catchin' up to do.
I'd not heard of Bloglovin' but will make a point to check it out.... Feelin' my moxie returning.
Have yourself a wonderful new week!
Hugs,
Myra

Dee said...

I use Bloglovin too. It's quite useful. :)

Life and Breath and Everything Else said...

I don't like change but I love when I discover some new and useful.

Theresa said...

Oh Girl, I am not familiar with Bloglovin' I will have to take a look at it:) Have a blessed week, HUGS!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I too am quite confused. I thought that google reader was separate form following blogs on blogger. I certainly hope so. I really don't want to joing yet another site. It's enough with what I already have. Hopefully blogger will clarify that for all of us.

Sharon said...

I am using Feedly and am very happy with it. In fact,more so than I ever was with Google Reader. I did that almost immediately when I heard Google Reader was going away because I wanted plenty of time to try several options and make a choice. Feedly was the first I've tried and I don't plan to change. You aren't the first person who has told me they really like BlogLovin.

Chatty Crone said...

I am using it right now - the only trouble is sometimes it lets me leaves comments and sometimes I have to fight to leave a comment - have you had that problem? sandie