What the Heck is Bloglovin’, and Do I Need It?

Here is an excellent article that explains more about Bloglovin. Thank you to everyone that helped me try to figure out what the heck it is. 😀

The Daily Post

Have you noticed images like this in the sidebars of blogs you read? Now you know what they're about. Have you noticed images like this in the sidebars of blogs you read and felt like you were missing something? Now you know what they’re about.

While catching up with your favorite bloggers, you’ve probably seen an invitation to “follow me on bloglovin’!” in more than one sidebar.

What is bloglovin’? Don’t you already follow the blog in your Reader? Do you really have to sign up for another online account? Let’s take a look at why lots of bloggers are signing on.

What is it?

Bloglovin‘ is a tool for keeping up with blogs — a way to manage feeds. Lots of bloggers turned to it after the demise of Google Reader. When you create an account there, you can follow any blogger on any platform, whether or not they’re also signed up. Then, you can log in and see the latest posts from all the blogs you follow in…

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20 responses to “What the Heck is Bloglovin’, and Do I Need It?

  1. That settles that! There are alternatives to this, like Feedly, which allows you to follow blogs, news sites, magazines, and your social media feeds all in one place.

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    • It can be a little overwhelming sometimes. I think that for now I’m comfortable with what WP has built in. It is good to take a peek outside of my comfort zone every now and then. I have a tendency to get too comfy and things will pass right by me that could have been useful. 🙂

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      • You’re very welcome. I’m glad that we got to the bottom of this. I kept seeing the bloglovin button and wondered if I was missing something. Now I know I’m not! 🙂

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      • I’ve just logged into mine just to see if anyone follows me. My WP are auto posting but no interest from bloglovin. WP for me I’d alot easier and I get the interaction I want x

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      • Hahaha! It just seems just so spammy? If your blog is coming up on search engines and people are reading through wordpress or using social media to access your blog then I don’t see the point in just linking your blog to blog loving. It’s kinda the lazy way to promote something. It’s good to search new things but isn’t that how Google works? If I can’t find blogs on WP I’ll Google and it works. I don’t hear anyone talking about Bloglovin but I live in a rock and don’t follow many trends!

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      • I live in a cave on that rock and I follow even less trends!! and you’re right – if I can’t find it on google, amazon, youtube or WP then I really don’t need it or need to know about it anyways! 😀

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  2. I am such a numpty. I read it but still didn’t quite get it. I think I need to revisit the terminology department, beginner level. Thanks for trying to enlighten me though!

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    • No worries Puff – I don’t think that we really need it. If you are enjoying WordPress and all it’s features then you should be fine. It’s basically the same thing as WordPress Reader. 🙂

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  3. Thanks for sharing this Tami, I thought it was a platform not a reader oops! I’m going to sign up and see what it’s got. If it falls by the wayside, nothing lost but for 5 minutes 🙂 Also a link in there about the difference between wordpress and self hosting which I have saved for later. Before I was a mum I worked for IBM for a decade and used to be so up on all things tech – things move so fast, not so any more!

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    • I have not really been using bloglovin but it was good to check it out. Who knows, I might decide to use it at some point. I’m right there with you as far as technology goes. I used to be a manager for a litigation database creation service and was always tech savvy – but now….. it just goes so fast. In only a few years away from that world I can’t seem to get caught back up!! 😀

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