I read blogs like some people read the daily newspaper. There’s a wealth of information from other writers on every facet of the business. When I discovered that Google Reader was going away, I was inconsolable. You think this is an exaggeration, right? I assure you that I moaned and complained for a month about this travesty.
An author friend of mine, Alex Cavanaugh, probably reads and visits ten times the blogs that I do. He suggested that I check out Bloglovin’. Now, there’s something about the name that fills me with warmth. It’s fun, friendly, and approachable. But could the reader live up to its name?
Yes. Bloglovin’ is everything I hoped for and more. Remember that time that you had to switch grocery stores because the one you’d shopped for ten years went out of business? And you thought, “I don’t want to figure out where they put that special box of yummy stuff that was always in the second aisle at my old store.” Well, Bloglovin has everything clearly labeled and sitting on the shelves all pretty. And cheap. As in free cheap.
I set up my feed for all my blogs with an import before my old reader disappeared into the virtual mist. I’m actually happier with this new reader. The icon that you see at the top of this post of one of many a blogger can post on his blog for subscribers. I’ve coded this one for people who’d like to add the DSRA blog to their Bloglovin’ reader list.
Take a look at how great it is! You can get your own at http://www.bloglovin.com/ .
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