Signed up on Bloglovin

I’m finally exploring the benefits of bloglovin. The instructions for claiming Tanglewood Knots as my site require me to paste a snipit of code into a post I publish here. Please feel free to ignore this post if you like. πŸ™‚

But I would love to hear from others that use bloglovin about their experiences. Good, bad and indifferent.

Do you have any tricks or tips to share? Is there anything I should or shouldn’t be doing??

Thanks for reading – or not reading!! πŸ˜€

~ Tami

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49 responses to “Signed up on Bloglovin

    • I’m waiting for someone to explain it to me!!! LOL I saw in my analytics that someone found a post of mine from bloglovin in my referrers thingy (sorry for all the high tech talk) so I clicked on it and boom there were all of my blog posts on one page!! I kind of liked the setup actually. Then I saw a button “claim this blog” so I did! That’s as much as I know about it. I’m waiting for others to chime in. πŸ˜€

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  1. I have bloglovin don’t like it.. Can’t even remember my password to close my account. It doesn’t really feel like a blog? I think it would only benefit me if I was a higher ranked blogger, meh maybe I’ll log in again one day and try again. Hope you enjoy it πŸ˜€

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  2. I created an account on Bloglovin , I didn’t put any code on my blog though, I just signed up to see others. I have found though that I was getting way too many emails, also when I opened a page in my browser that was on Bloglovin,my Ipad had a strop and wouldn’t let me read it without opening the app. I took it off in the end as I find WordPress so much easier to use , but that’s just me!

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    • Thanks – I usually don’t do anything without doing a lot of research first so this was very out of character for me. I don’t want to have to use any aps! I like wordpress a lot – if I ever have to choose between the two I will definitely disconnect from bloglovin. πŸ˜€

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  3. I may be wrong but I thought I would mention it anyway…
    When you paste the code I think it should be on the HTML tab part (on the page where you edit the post at the top there is a tab called HTML next to the visual tab). If you do this it should tidy the published page up so it just reads ‘Follow my blog…’ as a link.
    Hope this makes sense!

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  4. I tried it and didn’t care for it that much but I have to admit I might not be using it right. So many other bloggers seem to like it so it’s got me wondering if I’m utilizing it right. It seemed really redundant to my WordPress reader so I changed gears and tried following only sites that aren’t from WordPress and then it became one more thing to check so I rarely check it out now. I might revisit the whole thing in the summer when I have more time to give it a real chance. Here is a link I found helpful when I decided to give it a try. Coincidentally, it’s by the Daily Post on WordPress. That’s how I discovered their daily prompts which I actually do enjoy. https://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/08/26/bloglovin/ (I don’t know how to make it a link in a comment so you’ll have to copy and paste. πŸ™‚

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    • I had thought to check it out at some point because like you, I saw other bloggers use it. I just responded to a comment that the only reason I pulled the proverbial trigger today was because the words “claim your blog” made me panic about what would happen if I didn’t “claim it” – I clicked the little button without thinking! I certainly don’t want to make more work for myself – I barely can keep up with anything now! My poor twitter and instagram get almost completely neglected as it is! I am getting interested in the daily prompt thing and may check it out for posting on Tapestry – I had so many plans for posts there but draw a blank every time I look at it! If it wasn’t for Scary Saturday and an occasional recipe that would be neglected too!! I will check out your link (thank you for that) and probably do some research before I decide whether bloglovin will get any lovin from me. πŸ˜€

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      • The claim your blog stumped me for a bit too. It’s just a way to show that the blog is yours. You can have a bloglovin account to follow other blogs but if you want your blog to be part of the network so to speak, you have to claim it. Also so that you can see the analytics about it. Even if you don’t claim it, others can still follow you through bloglovin because they liked your blog so much, they looked for it there and added it to their feed. Members can add any blog on the web to their feed. I assume the idea behind claiming your blog, beyond analytics, is making it easier for people to find you within the bloglovin biosphere. But if people want to find you directly, it doesn’t matter if you claim it or not. Ok, I hope that wasn’t confusing AND that’s just my take on my own experience and research so if I got something wrong, don’t be mad. LOL

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      • That makes sense. I will probably continue as is with how I find and follow blogs through wordpress, it’s easy and I’m comfortable with the user interface. How could I ever be mad at you Yolanda!! ❀ πŸ˜€

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    • Me too! I really didn’t do much research on the benefits or drawbacks of it so I’m hoping to find out from someone who actually uses it. πŸ™‚

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  5. All I know about it is there are some blogs that I used to follow via email. New posts popped right into my inbox and I could read them or not depending on how much time I had or how interesting the headline seemed. Then several of those blogs switched to bloglovin’ exclusively for their distribution (does that word work?) which meant those blogs (many different bloggers) now come to me via one email. I have to click on that email and then scroll to see if there’s something I want to see more of.
    Bottom line is I used to read some of those blogs,faithfully, and had even established a relationship with a few of the bloggers, but now I never(rarely) open that bloglovin’ email so I haven’t read them in forever.
    I’m still in their number of followers, but I’m not a reader of their blog.
    It’s just a matter of what pops up in front of my eyes first. And by the time I read, or browse the blogs I get via email, I feel like I need to get on to something else and bloglovin’ goes in the trash.
    Obviously there are some readers who prefer bloglovin’, and if ALL my blogs went there, then I would probably open it, but for now my email blogs get my attention first.
    Wordpress tells us where our readers come from, does it specify readers that come from bloglovin? Maybe it’s changed, but my understanding is these are subscribers, not new readers so it’s up to which way readers want to get your blog.
    Sorry this is so long, but I didn’t see any comments from a readers point of view (maybe I missed something?) so that’s my two cents as a blog reader.
    Jan

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    • Oh Jan this is perfect actually. I do the same as you, I read my email notifications, then I need to pop over to open up the WP reader to scoop up all of those that I follow that don’t send notifications via email. It was because I saw 2 referrers from bloglovin in my statistics that I even signed up for it today. I don’t see anything except a total number of people referred, nothing more specific. I have thousands more blogs to discover in WP so I don’t think I’ll be using bloglovin to find ones to follow. I’m wondering though if by me signing up and claiming my blog if that will make my blog more accessible to other people. Thank you so much for your detailed comment! I think there are others here keeping an eye out for bloglovin users experiences in these comments. πŸ˜€

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      • Right now I have a puny number of subscribers, but if more would sign up through bloglovin’ then it would be worth my while to figure out which line of code to put in that box. But I would not take away the email option for people like you and me. I’ve been asked to sign up via feedburner a few times. Is that the same thing?

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      • I have no idea what that is! To Google!! hmmmm google search shows that it’s just another rss feed management tool. It sounds like the same thing I think.

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      • Yes, it’s a google ap evidently. Something just used on google blogs, Coincidentally, I’ve been looking for an image I can use of a quilt block and signed up for two blogs with my email address and the subscription went through feedburner.

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      • Thanks Jan! I don’t think I’ve had any experiences with feedburner yet – I may have but just never gave it another thought. πŸ™‚ Trudy from Designing Us would probably know what all of this technical stuff is – and I know she uses Bloglovin. I’m sure/hoping she’ll chime in when she spots my post. πŸ˜€

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  6. I’ve been using Bloglovin for quite sometime… basically anything you post on ur site will post on ur website page on Bloglovin ( if you link your site) if you post via Bloglovin it will only show on ur personal account with them. To me it’s just a app to have all the sites you follow in one place. It’s not fantastic and it really doesn’t bring much to your actual site. For me anyways. I don’t do much with it anymore.. I focus on my site, Facebook and instagram.

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    • Thanks Sandi! – That’s what I was wondering. I will probably not use it much then. After months I have finally found a routine for keeping up with all of the blogs I follow that seems to be working – I don’t want to add another redundant element to the mix. πŸ˜€

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  7. I don’t think I actually have a space on Bloglovin. I did sign up to follow someone once, got a millionty emails, and promptly unsubscribed from everything.It put me off, but maybe I was doing it wrong!

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    • I don’t think you weren’t doing it wrong. It seems to be similar to WP Reader – you follow someone then you get emails when they post. I haven’t followed anyone via bloglovin. I already get billions of emails – I don’t want to add more to the mix! πŸ˜€

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  8. Hi Tami – I don’t know anything about bloglovin- sorry but my two cents worth is that if it ain’t broke – don’t fix it. I love WP so I don’t think I’d bother with this other thing. It sounds more like something for serious ‘follower counters’ and not like we use WP, creating and being part of a community of like minded bloggers and reading everyone’s posts. I just wanted to pop in to say that I have been really unwell – not had much energy to do any posts or even read my wp reader for all the latest posts – I’m so sorry 😐 I will catch up soon. X

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    • Nina I’m so sorry to hear you’re not feeling well! Please rest up and get better – don’t worry about us, we’ll be here when you’re feeling well!! You know I have a seat around our cozy crafting table saved for you!! I agree 100% about WP – it is a community and one that I am so happy to belong to! Go get some rest! (hugs) πŸ™‚

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