I don’t know about you, but I’m fairly new to the world of blogging. I started this blog a little over a year ago (technically speaking), but didn’t really get into blogging until this July. Over the last few months I have been changing and bettering my blog, taking blogging more seriously. One thing I’ve learned is that there is a huge community of book bloggers. It’s amazing! There is so much going on out there that I didn’t know about! To get in on all the book goodness, I’ve started following some of these other book blogs. It’s taken me a while, however, to figure out the best way to do so.
When you go to a blog, the blogger generally offers many ways for you to connect with them. You can, obviously, visit the site to check for updates yourself. However, this can get tedious. You can connect with the blog usually on many social media platforms as well such as Facebook and twitter, but these have their drawbacks, too. I’ve been experimenting with some RSS feed hosts like Feedly, and I like these best. They pull all of the content from the blogs you follow and display it in an organized news feed. While I do like Feedly, I’m starting to like Bloglovin’ best. There are a couple of reasons for this, but mainly, I really like the Bloglovin’ app for my iPad!
Bloglovin’ has a simple and easy to use design. Once you’ve signed up and followed some blogs, you will have three main tabs: Your Feed, Popular Posts, and Find Blogs. Your feed shows you recent posts from all of the blogs that you follow. This will be in order with the most recent at the top! The popular post tab helps you see what others are reading. This helps you find more interesting content and perhaps other blogs to follow. The find blogs tab has a bunch of blogs that are similar to the ones you are already following. I like this feature because it helps me find more great book bloggers to follow!