Hey guys! Just a quick post to share a great tool I have recently discovered.
I began following my first blog Walking in Grace and Beauty and Cyndi Spivey about a year ago. I think I found her through some great Fashion for Women Over 40 (I am loooong over 40) pins on Pinterest. From Cyndi’s blog, I discovered blogger Alison Lumbatis. I joined her first fashion challenge for women this past spring and began following her at Get Your Pretty On .
So now I was following two bloggers.
Through the spring Style Me Pretty Challenge, I met a lot of great gals, some of whom followed Cyndi and Alison, some of whom followed a couple of other great bloggers, and some of whom were great bloggers themselves. One of my favorites became Pinterest Told Me To, a fun, FUNNY, mostly fashion related blog by Sheaffer (I don’t know her last name) – I think fellow challenge fashionista and new virtual friend Mary Jensen introduced me to Sheaffer.
So that was three bloggers.
Then I started reading blogs by some of the challenge fashionistas I was developing friendships with. Katie Mitchell is a fellow librarian so I felt an instant connection to her and her blog The Mishaps and Mayhem of a Solitary Life . Next came Shauncey at Confessions of a Frumpy Mommy. Deena at From Shoes to Shiraz.
So the problem I soon found myself in was HOW DO YOU KEEP UP WITH ALL OF THE BLOGS YOU READ?
I could bookmark them, you might suggest. And that would work for most gals. But I am a dingbat. If the bookmark isn’t on my toolbar, I will forget to look at it. So that really limits what I can bookmark. Shame to be scattered brained.
Ever the librarian, I decided to research some kind of program or blog or app that could help me manage the blogs I want to read. Enter Bloglovin’.
I signed up for a FREE Bloglovin’ account and searched for the blogs that I was already reading. I added each of them to my “feed”. Voila. Or viola, as I sometimes say…Bloglovin’ keeps track of all of my blogs for me. They even send me a daily email with my daily (blog) feed from Bloglovin’. And I can add more blogs to my feed at anytime. Also, I can search for blogs that are similar to those I am following and search for blogs by subject.
I am up to fifteen blogs and counting. I am following additional fellow fashion challengers and I have stumbled across a couple of very neat blogs just through Bloglovin’ suggestions. Now to find the time to work, get supper cooked and my housework and all of my blogs read everyday.