Goodbye Google Reader Hello bloglovin!
Hi guys! I wanted to pop in to remind you or to let you know for the first time, that Google Reader will no longer exist after July 1st. I know I know... now what?! I myself have been blogging and reading (collecting) blogs going back to 2006...and adding them to my google reader. We've all done so much blog hopping, reading, writing...and worked hard to grow readership and find like minded peeps. Well the good news is that you can keep your reading list by transferring it to bloglovin. And you can make sure to spread the word so that your very own followers know to transfer/import their reading lists as well. I've been using both Google Reader and bloglovin for a while, so I do have some followers over there already. I'd love for the GFC folks to give it a try.
The bloglovin setup pretty much blows away Google Reader on a bunch of levels. Its super easy to navigate, and actually more fun. It's a great way to discover new blogs as well. For every blog you follow, bloglovin will suggest similar blogs! And there is also a directory of popular blogs. I'm thinking this may even be a fresh start for some bloggers...those bloggers who took a short break from blogging and are now looking to get back into the fun.
bloglovin's Help page has everything you could need. You will be all set up in minutes! With one click all of my Google Reader blogs were imported...and let me tell you - it was a ton!! I actually have to take the time to go through and make sure all of those blogs are still in existence. There are widgets to place on your side bar for new readers to follow you.
So don't panic, but also don't wait til the last second. Take the 10 mins to pop over, explore, transfer, and follow!
You can follow me on bloglovin right here!