The best way to manage blogs

I said I was only going to skip one week of The Garden Appreciation Society but I'm still getting back in the swing of things here and it has been a very bad week in my life as far as technology goes. It is unbelievable how long it takes to set up a new computer. And by the way, don't rely too much on your backup. I was faithfully backing up my work computer daily and I still lost thousands of important emails that could not be found on the Time Machine backup.

I'd rather be doing this than fighting with technology. It's a shot from our trip last week during a tasting at the Mumm winery. That sparkling Pinot Noir on the right? Yeah, I'm not sure the world needed that. 

Anyway, I've been really enjoying summer this year (such as it was, since I think we only had about two weeks of nice weather), and I took a bit of a break from reading a lot of blogs. I'd stop in when I could but I really missed my regular reads. I will say, though, that ever since Google Reader went away, I've found it hard to even find the blogs I wanted to read. I was using Feedly but that started to drive me nuts. I'd open it up and it would say there are no new posts to read. Given that I am subscribed to hundreds of blogs, I knew that wasn't right.

If you click the link on the right to get updates from this blog, it automatically takes you to Bloglovin. I'll be honest, I did that because it was easiest to set up. But I've not used Bloglovin much. Boy have I been missing out. I recently reorganized most of the blogs I follow and subscribed to updates from them through Bloglovin (by the way, you can do this even if the blog owner isn't a Bloglovin member). The page is so clean and I love that you can categorize your blog list as well. I also notice that it gets my updated posts up almost immediately, where as it can take eight or more hours for them to appear in my blog list on Blogger. What is up with that anyway?

But the key for me is the app. I do most of my blog reading on my iPad in bed in the morning and quite a bit on my iPhone when I'm out and about. And the Bloglovin app (for iOS and Android devices)
is great. I just downloaded it this morning onto my newly updated with iOS 7 devices (and yeah, I pretty much love iOS 7 and I've already ordered a new iPhone; I'm a sucker for gadgety stuff).

So allow me to make your life a little easier. If you read a lot of blogs, give Bloglovin a try. I'm absolutely thrilled with it so far.

And if you haven't already subscribed to get The Impatient Gardener updates, you can do that through Bloglovin right now. Come on, click. You know you want to.

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6 comments :

  1. Just a quick comment: I use the Feeddler app on ipad and like that one best of all! I'll take another look at Bloglovin, but somehow was put off by that months ago. Thanks for the heads up on it though.... more later!

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  2. Hi Libby! Actually I did like the Feedly app much better than the desktop version. I feel like I was a little put off by Bloglovin originally too. I wonder if they changed something or if I just changed my mind.

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  3. I did not know that Bloglovin had an app! I just downloaded it.

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  4. Hi Erin - For me, the best way to follow my favourite blogs (including your's!!!) is through email subscribing. That way any time you post it comes directly to my inbox. For me that works best.

    And I also follow a lot of blogs on Facebook (including your's).

    Have tried Bloglovin, but really haven't found it any easier than directly subscribing.

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    1. Yep ... that works to. I'm just so flooded with emails that I sort of go out of my way to avoid getting any more than I already do.

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