Monday, July 1, 2013

Google Reader Alternative: Bloglovin'

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If you use Google Reader to read the blogs you follow and have not yet selected an alternate reader, consider Bloglovin' as Google Reader is scheduled to go away today, July 1, 2013.

Bloglovin' is the reader I currently use to read the blogs I follow.  Click the above "Follow my blog with Bloglovin" link or the Bloglovin' button on the left-hand side of my blog to follow this blog using Bloglovin'.

If you visit my blog using its URL, you can continue to do that as well.  The URL/clickable link to my blog is:  http://blackdollcollecting.blogspot.com/   Please bookmark this link for quick access.  

Other Google Reader alternatives are discussed in this USA Today article.

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10 comments:

  1. I have discovered a couple of drawbacks with bloglovin', that I hope they fix soon. I can't get it to translate blogs and if the person has comment approval selected, I am not able to comment. Every time I start using bloglovin', I end up hoping over to feedly. I'm sure there will be changes made over time.

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    1. Thanks for this information about Bloglovin', Vanessa. I guess I'll check out some of the other more popular alternatives.

      I noticed that Google Reader has not gone away yet... or at least I can still read the blogs I follow using Google Reader. Well enough (insert Google Reader) just should have been left alone in my opinion because "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."

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    2. Hi again Vanessa,

      When I read your blog through Bloglovin', the Translate feature works.

      I had to change the Translate feature on my blog today from the one provided by Blogger (which I don't ever believe worked on my blog.) Perhaps the blogs you were trying to translate are using a the Translate feature provided by Blogger.

      I went here: http://serbagratis1.blogspot.com/2011/12/add-google-translate-on-blogger.html and clicked the link to get the Google Translate code and added it to an HTML gadget under the layout option of the Blogger Dashboard.

      I haven't tried commenting on a blog read through Bloglovin that requires comment approval.

      Have you reported these issues to Bloglovin' using their Suggestions link?

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    3. I just posted a reply to a reply on a blog that does not use comment approval but a code is required to publish the comment. Initially the "Reply" link to open the comment box was invisible. I had to hover my mouse over the area where the Reply link is to see and click it. I'll see if I can publish a comment on a comment-approval blog next. Goodness!

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  2. For right this second my "Reading list" on the dashboard is still there and it's all that I was using, not the reader. If it's still there after a few days I will be a happy camper because changing over is annoying.

    One of the articles I read about Google reader is the main reason they got rid of the service was because they didn't factor advertising into it???

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    1. My reading list is still available at Google Reader too, Muff, (or what I am calling Google Reader) -- the Dashboard, which includes at the bottom of the page, the list of blogs I follow:
      http://www.blogger.com/home Blogger home

      Of course they'd like to inundate us with annoying ads. What were you thinking, Google?

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  3. Hello from Spain: thanks for the recommendation. Keep in touch

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  4. thank you for this great information!!

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    1. Hello Marta and Jassica Joe - You are both welcome. So far I can still read the blogs I follow at the blogger home page, which works better than Bloglovin'.

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