I'm sure you are VERY aware by now that the beloved Google Reader will be no longer on July 1. Google says it is because there has been a decline in people using the reader and they want to put their money into other projects-- well boo on them.
All that time that we STARE at that follower count (you do it too just admit it!)...
So that leaves the readers of the world left scrambling to find another option.
Here are some easy steps to help you get started:
Signing up is easy peasy!
It will ask you how you want to sign up- oh and yes you can import ALL your blogs from Google reader!!
Just a few clicks or go directly to the site listed at the top to import all your Google reader blogs... I had 300(!)- this took about 5 minutes to load.
You can also search for blogs by name.
You can change the settings to your liking.
You can create new groups and sort your blogs into the categories...
That little heart takes you to your settings as well as a "Bloglovin Button" you can add to your blog (button choices shown on slide)
At the very top right hand side of my blog you will see two ways to follow me... a bigger one with a plus (+) sign or the little pink follower count. It will take you to a screen that looks like this:
If you are already following, it will tell you so and be a gray color. If not it will say "follow" and it will be a blue color.
In your settings, you can change how often you are emailed with updated posts. You can also be notified by email when new followers add you to Bloglovin (this has been fun for a few days but I'm sure I will turn that off eventually).
So, I would love for you to join the Bloglovin' fun with... a linky-blog-hop-thingy!
If you are a blogger...
Just add the link to your BLOGLOVIN' account (not to your blog- see mine below) using the linky tool. It would be helpful if you create a blog post about this "hop" and link your followers here to follow other blogs- let's help each other out! Use the button above to put in your post.
(I am also creating an incentive for my readers- see below)
If you are a blog reader...
I am so glad you are here! You can find new blogs to follow on Bloglovin' by clicking on the buttons below.
IF you follow my blog through Bloglovin' (see how to above) I will be giving away my newly updated Back to School pack AND $10 to spend in my store DAILY to Bloglovin' followers!!!
This means that I will pick a name every day to win the above and all you have to do is follow me through Bloglovin! You will need to leave a comment below telling me you are a follower, new or already signed up (with your email). I will pick from the people who leave a comment (once you leave your name you have a chance to win every day!!
(please be honest and follow)
This giveaway will end July 1st.
PS.... Brand new FREEBIE posted to my Facebook page!! Just click on the purple box that says "Free stuff for Fans"
****Make sure you go to the Blog that you follow to check it out! Do this by clicking the latest post on your Bloglovin' screen OR look for their link up post:
This will take you to their blog and they may have a fun incentive for you too! (or some really great ideas of course!)
Thanks for reading and linking up!