With the news that Google Friend Connect (GFC) is on it’s way out, it is more important than before to find alternative ways for Readers and Bloggers to connect with each other. If you’re not a fan of the RSS feed button, then maybe Bloglovin might be the Blog Reader for you.
I have been using Bloglovin for over a year now and find the interface really easy to navigate and it makes blog reading a pleasure. Much like the GFC, Bloglovin offers widgets for participating Blogs to share with their users – see the blue button with white cross. You can then read through your Bloglovin feed, heart/like the posts you like, and search for interesting and relevant blogs.
The design of the Bloglovin interface is clean and minimal allowing the blog content’s to shine through. Nobody wants scary graphics and garish colours when they are reading!
Bloglovin is an excellent tool for sharing your own Blog. Not only for offering your readers an alternative way to read your Blog but also to promote your Blog via the search facility on Bloglovin.
Bloglovin provides a selection of widgets to add to your own Blog (although I might have edited one of them to feature on my Social Widget tool bar on Rosalilium).
Of course everyone has their own preference for following blogs and that is why I would recommend offering your readers a range of ways to follow your blog. I find that readers come to Rosalilium via Twitter, Facebook, RSS, and Bloglovin.