Bloglovin: What is it and Will it Help

 

So after going back and forth (and then back and forth a couple more times) between making a Bloglovin account and not making one, I decided to go for it!

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Bloglovin is a platform for bloggers and blog lovers. If you have a number of blogs you like to read you can make an account and get all the blog updates in one area instead of having an overload of e-mails from blog subscriptions. 

 

Plus Bloglovin reccommends blogs it thinks you might enjoy so you can find more blogs you love. If you have a blog you can make an account and “claim” your blog and view your stats there. Plus find more bloggers and readers.

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I’m the type of person who doesn’t like having a lot of accounts. I wasn’t sure if this was going to help my blog. Was I just going to end up having another account that was unnecessary and one I wouldn’t really use? Plus with wordpress I already have the wordpress reader where I get updates on the blogs I follow. Do I really need another place for this?

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While it’s true that the wordpress reader provides me with updates to blogs I subscribed to, I feel like it holds me back from finding blogs that aren’t made with wordpress. Maybe that’s just me. But I feel like because a lot of people from different blog platforms use bloglovin I’ll be able to diversify the blogs I follow. (which is actually one of my blog resolutions of 2016) So I think it will help in that sense and a great plus is it will help -I’m hoping- get traffic to my blog.

Get what I’m trying to say?

so in order to claim your blog on bloglovin and start using it as a blogger you have to make a blog post with a link they send you:
Follow my blog with Bloglovin

(and now I can claim my blog)

I’m going to use bloglovin for a while (maybe 4 to 6 months?) and if I don’t think it’s worth having another account then I’ll just abandon it. But I’m going to try it! So if you have a bloglovin account let me know so I can follow you!

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22 thoughts on “Bloglovin: What is it and Will it Help

  1. I like Bloglovin’ because it’s easier to follow blogs that aren’t WordPress and there are a couple that I really love that I wouldn’t have found without Bloglovin’. But I dropped the ball on adding all the WordPress blogs I follow to Bloglovin’, so I often have to check both sites to catch up on all the blog feeds and sometimes I’ll look at one or the other and miss out on some. BUT, I still recommend Bloglovin’!

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  2. I like the feed format of Bloglovin’ a lot more than the WordPress Reader because you can actually mark off which posts you have read/browsed. Plus, I like that I can follow blogs besides book ones and they make that really easy to find them.

    Biggest problem with it is that it is a separate account and so I’m not as good with checking it because if I have a moment to spare, I’m just checking my WordPress reader since I’m already checking my blog. And, not everyone has it so I end up adding blogs to my wordpress account anyways.

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    • I know how you feel! That’s something that I’m expecting though, because I know I won’t be checking Bloglovin all the time and I know that some bloggers I follow don’t have an account. But I’m still excited to see how it works out for me 🙂

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  3. Is there a way to import your WordPress Reader subscriptions directly to Bloglovin? I found the import on Bloglovin, but I can’t find a way to export my WordPress Reader. I searched the internet for help, but to no avail…

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