Bloglovin was just put on my radar by my friend as a potential contender against Feedly for my RSS Reader replacement when Google Reader goes away completely on Monday. Because I view this kind of change in tech-related stuff as inevitable and in many ways out of my control, I haven't used Google Reader in months, wanting to expend my energy on getting to know what was likely to become my new system (Feedly).
Feedly beat out everyone else because I could have a high number of feeds without giving them my money, and, it has a decent mobile app. I was disappointed, however, that it didn't have a web-only interface and relied on a browser plugin to work in a normal web browser.
|I generated this meme back in March.|
But, I was not the only one, and lo and behold enough folks spoke up about it that Feedly made this change a week and a half ago. I was very impressed with this responsiveness, and will likely stick with Feedly for the time being as a result.
However, today I learned about Bloglovin, and while I don't see myself completely moving over my feeds from Feedly any time soon, I decided it was worth "claiming my blog" there in case any of my modest readership does decide to use that platform as a Google Reader replacement. In order to claim my blog, I needed to publish a post with a special link included: the first link at the top of this post. Hence, this post.
So, there ya have it folks. If you're on Bloglovin, do feel free to follow me there. And as I tinker around with it some more I may surprise myself and decide it meets my needs over Feedly...that will take a lot of tinkering though. (I'm relieved to at least see that Bloglovin has a mobile app, as well as a clean web-only interface, so there may still be a worthy competitor for my RSS affections yet...)
And don't worry folks, I haven't forgotten about my blog--which, by the way, has a fancy new personalized domain name (www.donnawitek.com) which shouldn't affect your subscription to the blog. I've just been buried in deadlines. Hopefully a chance to share about some of them, and other exciting things, will come sometime soon... Stay tuned! (And thanks, as always, for reading. :) )