Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Follow Lunar Rainbows on Bloglovin'

You can now follow Lunar Rainbows via Bloglovin'!  With the news that Google Reader is kicking the bucket July 1st (seriously, I almost just got used to using the freaking thing & subscribing and all that!) *sigh*  Anyways, I've decided to join Bloglovin'.  I was debating between Feedly & Bloglovin so I went Feedly for my mobile reader but to replace Google reader on my laptop I wanted to go with Bloglovin'.  Feedly makes for a better mobile reader I find, but I'm really loving how Bloglovin' has everything set up on my computer -  It's simple & I love the layout...and since a lot of my favorite bloggers made the switch to Bloglovin' too, well so have I!

I hope my Google Reader RSS readers will continue to follow :)


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14 comments:

  1. I have been hearing a lot about this and I don't know whether to be concerned or not, because I don't really know what google reader is. So what is google reader, is it the google friends connect or what? Please help.

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    1. Google reader was kind of like your blogger newsfeed I guess. Though it doubled as a way to follow blogs via RSS through Google Reader as well. I never used to use it but recently I've started using it as a way to organize my blog feed. You can 'star' posts to read later and things like that Plus I would follow non-gfc bloggers & still get to see the content on my google reader. Everything in one place! They haven't said anything about removing Google Friend Connect though...yet. I hope GFC stays put but with their Google+ followers thing they may replace one with the other eventually. Anyways I hope this helps :)

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  2. I've been debating where to move... lots of bloggers seem to change to bloglovin' so maybe I will too. I just gave it a quick look and apparently it's possible to import the blogs we follow on google reader (though I don't follow them *in* the reader but just import all to the blogroll of my blogger dashboard, where the GFC blogs go), so I might go with that. But I'm still a little unsure of the consequences of this whole thing - what does it mean for GFC? Will that be retired too? How will we keep track of followers? It's just all a big mess >.<

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    1. I honestly don't know what it means for GFC. So far they haven't mentioned getting rid of it but with the whole Google+ followers thing they might eventually get rid of GFC for G+ (I hope not!) I always used Google Reader on my mobile, I'd browse the new posts and star whatever I wanted to check out later on my laptop. Sometimes I'd use reader on my laptop too though. Blogloving makes it easy for non GFC users to follow another way, their layout is user-friendly and like you said: a lot of bloggers are going that way! If you use mobile for blog-hopping too then I suggest checking out Feedly as well :)

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  3. I'm pretty sure that I'll be switching to Bloglovin', too, as soon as I have a moment to set everything up. I'm also wondering if GFC will be phased out soon, since following a blog automatically put it in Reader. Editing posts on Blogger has been really glitchy for me lately, so I'm also thinking about an eventual switch to WordPress, though it won't be for quite a while because I just don't have the extra cash right now for the hosting fees and whatnot. But I'm definitely going to start researching it.

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    1. Yeah, removing Reader seems like the first step in phasing out GFC doesn't it?! And with that Google+ followers thing going on know who knows!! If I could afford it at the moment I might consider switching to Wordpress too but it seems like a hassle at the moment lol >.< At least Bloglovin' makes it easy to follow & they keep it simple. If you used to use Reader on mobile I suggest checking out Feedly as a mobile app!

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  4. I just switched the feed over to Old Reader which I'm trying out. Does Bloglovin' have a similar layout to Google Reader? I don't like Feedly's layout at all :(

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    1. I didn't care for Feedly's layout either! I find Bloglovin' looks & works very similar to Google Reader IF you were using Reader on your computer/laptop. Bloglovin's mobile app wasn't all that great for me so I stuck with Feedly for my mobile.

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  5. I'm going to have to make the switch over to one of these, too!

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    1. Yeah, at first I was in no rush since Reader's only out in July but I figured may as well start getting used to something new as soon as possible hehe Good luck with it Mandee!

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  6. I still have to make the switch, but I'm reluctant. I use Google Reader all the time and I always have it open. And I don't feel any particular urgency if we have until July 1. Still, I'm sure the sooner I switch, the faster I can get used to the new reader. I'm thinking I'll probably go the same route as you - Bloglovin for the laptop and Feedly for my iPod.

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    1. I was in no rush at first either! But I tend to need awhile to get used to a switch like this...so I figured why not start testing a few of these out?! Like you said: the sooner I could start using the new one the quicker I'd get used to the change! Then Bloglovin' made it SUPER easy to switch by bringing my feed over there so I couldn't resist! I still use Reader though but I'm getting used to Bloglovin' on the laptop & Feedly on the mobile, slow but sure.

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  7. It seems that Bloglovin is the where everyone is headed! I think it's the easiest for the laptop.

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    1. It really does look that way! OMG when I went to check it out it was SO simple, I couldn't resist! I wish their mobile app was better though :(

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