Monday, June 17, 2013

Goodbye Google Reader, Hello Bloglovin'!

In the last couple of months the blogs world is going crazy. Google Reader, one of the most popular platforms for blog reading, is closing its doors. I know many people are feeling helpless about it. I also felt this way at the beginning, but then I found Bloglovin'. I've been reading blogs through it for the last 1-2 months and I really like it. The interface is bright and clean, you can creat different blogs group to different blogs you subscribe to (food, crafting, fashion...) and the most important thing - you can import all the blogs you follow from Google Reader.

Move Blogs You Follow on Google Reader to Bloglovin' @ The Crafeteria


You don't want to wake up in the morning of July 1st and find out that Google Reader is down and you lost the long list of blogs you follow, do you?
So in order to import the blogs, you need to sign up for a Bloglovin' account first. Click here to go to Bloglovin'.

Move Blogs You Follow on Google Reader to Bloglovin' @ The Crafeteria
Click the Join Bloglovin' button
Move Blogs You Follow on Google Reader to Bloglovin' @ The Crafeteria
Choose how you want to create an account - with Facebook or through email

Move Blogs You Follow on Google Reader to Bloglovin' @ The Crafeteria
If you chose email, you'll have to fill in these details

Now you'll get a message, offering you to import your blogs from Google Reader to Bloglovin'. Just confirm and you're done.

If you already have a Bloglovin' account, but you still haven't imported the blogs from Google Reader, you can still do it quickly and easily. On the top right side of the screen you can see a small heart (or your profile picture).
Move Blogs You Follow on Google Reader to Bloglovin' @ The Crafeteria

A click on this heart will open a drop-down menu. Choose 'Settings'.

Move Blogs You Follow on Google Reader to Bloglovin' @ The Crafeteria
Click on Import Blogs

That's it, just confirm and you're safe...


Don't forget also the new Pinterest group board. Pin photos of your creations to the board and you might get featured on The Crafeteria (and get exposure from the rest of the group members!).


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17 comments:

  1. Thank you so much. I imported all the blogs I follow.
    How did I make the button to follow you on Bloglovin?

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  2. Should have read, How did you make the follow button for Bloglovin.. thanks Judee

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  3. Hi Judee, on the same drop-down menu (the one that opens from the heart/profile picture) choose Bloglovin' Button, and then choose the one you like.
    Let me know if you need more help!

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  4. I had a Bloglovin' account ages ago. I guess it's time to see if it's still active!! Thanks for this nifty tutorial Tal!

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    1. I only heard about it 2 months ago or so, but I really like it now.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. This is a great tutorial. Thanks for posting it.

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  6. I now understand Google Reader and BLoglovin! I have accounts to both but never used them. Thanks for this post!

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    1. Thanks! I check my Bloglovin' account 3-4 times a day... I'm an addict...

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  7. I do not have Google Reader. I receive my blog posts via email (which can be a bit overwhelming when you subscribe to many). So, do you mean to tell me that I can set up a Bloglovin account and read all my blogs in one spot without blowing up my email box?? I know, I know, I'm waaaayyy behind on the times. This is fascinating!

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    1. Yes! Of course you can! Do it today, you won't regret, I promise!
      Let me know if you need any additional help.

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  8. I am new to Bloglovin and to the blog world in general. Thanks for the insight.

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    1. Uh-oh, be careful, you are going to get addicted... :)
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I just signed up this morning! apparently its the new thing and i had no idea.

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    1. Yes, it seems that most Google Reader's subscribers are transferring to Bloglovin'. It took me a while to get used to it, but I'm a big fan now.

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  10. Thanks I will have to do this.

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    1. Hurry up, today is Google Reader's last day!

      Thanks for stopping by :)

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