Have you set foot onto Bloglovin' yet?
As to myself I must admit, I don't care much about the loss of Google Reader as I never used it. Of course, the more important question from my perspective must be - will something similar happen to the blog feed I get on my Blogger Dashboard? I haven't been able to find any information on that and equally I haven't heard more than rumors about Google Friend Connect most likely being laid to rest as well. Apparently it's one step at a time for the Google folk.
I'm with Frankieboy. I do it my way.
As you might have noticed I offer a variety of means to follow my blog and in my opinion that should make everyone happy. I know that some bloggers prefer their readers following them in a certain way which makes only sense when you're totally caught up in the numbers-game aka I-like-big-follower-numbers-and-I-cannot-lie. Personally I don't see the big difference (apparently I am over the whole counting heads thing) as long as people are actually reading my blog posts. So, my suggestion for today is, just do it your way.
What does rub me the wrong way, a bit anyway, is how everyone (all right, not each and every single blogger, but most of them for sure) used to push readers into following through GFC and now many a blogger wants you to follow them through Bloglovin'. I'm mostly talking from the perspective of a compulsive giveaway junkie which might be slightly off-topic, but still. I mean, why not let your readers decide how they want to keep up to date with your ramblings? I say, let them do it their way.
Bloglovin' is kinda neat though.
When I first signed up on Bloglovin' I did so, because I wanted to offer an additional option for people to follow my blog. While I did subscribe to a select few blogs through Bloglovin' too it was more because I wanted to get a feel for it than possibly maybe transferring all the blogs I follow to a new home. The convenience of having the whole feed in front of my nose when I get into my Blogger account just can't be beat.
Fast-forward to the present. Dozens of frantic blog posts later (luckily not mine, ha) I figured it wouldn't hurt to export my blog list over to Bloglovin' either. I realized that the site had implemented quite a few new features which make both the transition and just basically the general use of it as smooth as smooth can be. Plus, the surface is easy on the eyes too. Three weeks, five days, and seventeen seconds later, I'm not ashamed to say that I've become a total Bloglovin' convert now.
Way to go, Bloglovin'!
What's your opinion on the whole Google Reader drama?
As a blogger - are you offering Bloglovin' as an alternative? Are you even using it yourself as your feed reader of choice?
As a reader - what's your preferred method to follow blogs? Have you tried out Bloglovin' yet and if so, how do you like it?