Sunday, July 07, 2013

Bloglovin - Bye-bye, Google Reader

How do you like to read the blogs that interest you?  When I have a new blog post, I share it out on Twitter and also usually on my facebook page, but if you aren't interested in those other platforms, did you know that there are other ways to be notified of new blog posts?
(Of course, there's always the tried &
true "bookmark & visit when you have time" method too, but you're sure to miss some timely information that way... such as news about sales, giveaways and other big announcements and collaborative events.)

I've been using a combination of Google Reader and RSS feeds for the past couple of years, but Google  announced a few months ago that it would stop offering its Reader as of July 1.  Like usual, I waited until the last possible second to do anything about that. On Canada Day, I imported the blogs that I follow into BlogLovin.  One thing I really like so far is that I can create "groups" for my blogs to better organize them. The format is also very clean and simple, so I find it easy to browse through my favourite bloggers' activities this way. If you'd like to read more about the benefits of Blog Lovin, I've linked a teacher/mommy-blog post I found helpful.


Although it's really FAR too early in my vacation (only one week and two days, to be exact) for me to REALLY be entertaining any thoughts of ... I can't even say it... BTS, I had to get in on this blog hop... you can check it out now or when you're ready to think about the dreaded return to our normal routine yourself.

Click the button above, and scroll to the bottom of that post to see the other blogs in the hop. I tried to use the inLinkz code here directly yo save you those two extra steps, but it was way too wide to display properly with my blog layout and I'm not sure how to fix that.


If you teach middle school like I currently do, you might be interested in this Bloglovin Blog Hop as well.  It's hosted by Jamie of Sixth Grade Tales, and I have to give a little shout-out to my online pal Kristy from 2 Peas and a Dog, who is a fellow teacher in Ontario. She's the connection that let me to this blog hop and she's FABULOUS so check her out!

As you may have noticed, I've more or less discontinued my Chanson de Dimanche feature for the summer, although I expect I'll probably get around to adding several a couple that I've almost finished but didn't quite get around to publishing. Look for it to return as we get closer to back to school here in Ontario around Labour Day!




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