Monday, June 24, 2013

Follow Me! Unless I'm going the wrong way. Then please steer me in the right direction. I hate being lost.

Hi friends!

I've been away, jetting off to all the hot spots with my family in tow, relaxing in gorgeous locales, meeting VIPs, and doing important work that has kept me from the blogiverse for several weeks.  It's why I haven't been posting consistently lately.  Time goes by so fast when you have back-to-back vacations and super-important assignments that take up nearly all of what little free time you usually have.

Yeah.  I've been here.  Riiiiiiight here.  Watching the world go by outside my window, reading everyone else's blogs, watching piles of junk mail accumulate around me, and waiting for my children to ask me to drive them somewhere.

Summer is here, and I'm taking advantage of days with not much to do.  That, and I think I've hit an all-time low of laziness overall.

Last week I found out that Google is doing away with their Reader service, which amasses blog posts that avid blog readers like me can use (even though I don't use it; I get about a thousand individual emails a day from blogs that I subscribe to, holy crap so many emails).

A few of the bloggers I follow are using Bloglovin', a blog reader that will take the place of Google Reader and RSS feeds that other people use to read blogs, I don't know what that is, look it up, it sounds very technical and complicated, and then report back to me, please and thank you.  Anyway, I was all, OMG what if the dozen readers I have only use Reader or RSS feeds - they will be so relieved disappointed when these things end!

So I thought I'd tell you a little about Bloglovin', a service that compiles all the blogs you read into one handy little space.  If you go to www.bloglovin.com, register, and add About 100% to your reading list, when I post BAM there it is in your Bloglovin' feed!  And Bloglovin' will send you an email with all your daily posts from the blogs you love instead of a thousand individual emails like I get every. single. day.

It is so cute how they care.

Seriously, folks.  Thousands.

So click the link, below.  Set it up and read away!  So fun!

Not really.  But convenient and easy, which is pretty much all I care about these days.  Can someone bring me a glass of water?

Click it:

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

15 comments:

  1. I keep hearing about BlogLovin', but I'm too lazy to use it so far. But for you, I will consider. :)

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    1. Oh, thank you! I've followed some blogs with Bloglovin', and it is nice to have all of them in one space. Now, the task of figuring out how many blogs I follow and find them on Bloglovin'...

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    2. I didn't have too much trouble finding the ones I follow - just couldn't find you!

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  2. I've signed up for Bloglovin awhile ago but to be honest haven't use it :D

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    1. So far, I love it. It's much nicer not to get so many emails. Plus, all the new posts are right there. And I realized that I read a lot of blogs, which answers the question of why I spend so much time at the computer.

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  3. Funny, I just wrote a post about this, to be published on Friday - yup, cutting it close. I live on the edge!

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  4. Hey Andrea! Susan from Simply Modern Home here. I'm your newest follower...and you are HILARIOUS!!!

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    1. Oh, thank you!! I love your blog, too... your design sensibilities appeal to me in every single way. Simple and Modern - what could be better? So happy to have you here! :)

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  5. Ah! I was already following you. :-)

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  6. I also hate getting lost. It is a horrible feeling!

    I chose a different alternative for my RSS feeds and have really been enjoying it. It is called The Old Reader. You can port in all your currently subscribed blogs, and it looks a lot like Google Reader. Why did Google have to do away with something that worked so well?!?!?!?

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    1. I tried using Google Reader early on, but I couldn't get into it. I do love Bloglovin', though. It seems so friendly! Glad that Old Reader works for you, I never heard of it! Who knew there were so many ways to follow blogs?

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    2. Trying to be different bit me in the backside. The Old Reader died this weekend. We'll at least its servers broke. What's a girl to do? Convert over to Bloglovin' like she should have done in the first place! It was way too easy AND I got to claim my own blog. Why did I resist this move to start with?

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    3. Change is hard. But I'm glad you converted! Now - do you love it? ;)

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