Bloglovin Guide

3/20/2013

For those of you who either have bloglovin, and don't use it, or for those of you who don't know what it is, here's a guide to how to use it. First thing you need to sign up for an account before you start on bloglovin. After that make sure you have exported all your Google reader reads, by using Google takeout. From there you want to find the file that you just downloaded called subscriptions, and change the extension to .OPML as opposed to .XML. Which is how your going to be able to transfer all your reads into bloglovin. For a more in depth tutorial on how to do this just Google: How to change an extension on a file. And you should be able to find some answers.
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After you have uploaded all your reads onto bloglovin, the next thing is to get familiar with bloglovin! Now that the boring stuff is out of the way, it's now time for the fun stuff! So you will come to your homepage. Now if it looks scary at first, don't fret. It's suppose to look like that, until you change up some of your categories. To make separate categories of all your subscriptions, go to Following. You can make folders, and stick which ever blogs you read into which ever folder you want.
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After you organize all the blogs you read into their own catagory, you will then want to make sure you have the bloglovin toolbar open. This is the easiest way for you to read blogs, and to comment on them at the same time.
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After that, you can just click on the title of the blog post, and it should take you to this page. You can simply click on the toolbar to be taken to a specific post by a certain blogger, or you can browse by newer, or older posts. And you can also like a post! FYI: Liking a post is like the Google reader way of starring a post.
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Just a little note to those of you who don't know why Bloglovin doesn't show you the entire post, on the homepage, it's because it's a little preview. Once you click on the title of the post, it will take you to the actual post. And the great thing about bloglovin? Every time you click on a blog you give the person a page view, and commenting is made so much easier!

For a in depth tutorial please check out: NutritionElla. Click on the images for a larger picture.

By the way, I want to thank everyone who has recently followed me and left comments. I'm going to sort through all of them, and follow back, and reply by this weekend!
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22 comments

  1. really helpful post as I have no clue how to export my google reader reads. Thanks so much!

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  2. hi, dear!
    wanna follow each other via bloglovin?
    have a nice day!
    miss-monaaa.blogspot.com

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  3. Ever since Google disabled GFC to other blogs such as Wordpress, I already anticipated that the reader will be next so all the blogs I really like reading are already on my bloglovin account. Kudos to Bloglovin' for solving this :)


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  4. Oh noes, why do they have to kill Google Reader?

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  5. A very useful post babe!
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    http://www.facebook.com/NamelessFashionBlog

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  6. this was seriously so helpful! thank you! xx
    www.vicariousLA.com

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  7. I don´t understand why everybody is freaking out about this..it´s google reader that shutting down, not GFC!

    http://jezzdallasmakeup.blogspot.com/

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  8. I follow your blog.It's AMAZING.
    Please visit www.dede-moda.blogspot.com

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  9. great post! I hate that google is dropping gfc!

    xx Kate

    The Style
    Department

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  10. I actually like Bloglovin' as a reader! I have it downloaded on my phone too and I love reading posts from there :)

    xx Ellie
    www.ellalogy.com

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  11. BlogLovin is the next big thing. It's amazing how quickly things change... hehe~

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  12. Inspiring!Have a great weekend,babe!
    xx
    B.
    http://www.beeswonderland.com

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  13. You have the best how to's! This is awesome. It's so good that there is a 3rd party following site, google changes way too often!
    xo
    girlintheyellowdress.com

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  14. thanks for sharing! I didn't know you can do google takeout!

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  15. hoho ! this is super helpful! thank u for sharing love , x
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  16. What a helpful post! So glad I started with Bloglovin from the get go.


    Ali of


    www.dressingken.com

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  17. Great tutorial post. I came by to make sure that I'm following you on bloglovin as well as GFC (I am). But I guess I should just go ahead and import. That would be a whole lot easier!
    ~Kim
    www.2justByou.com

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  18. Ami @ a champagne dreamMarch 23, 2013 at 4:48 AM

    Of course I'm following you! xo

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  19. Wow! Such beautiful pictures!

    http://theprintedsea.blogspot.de/

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  20. Lovely post. Thanks for sharing.

    www.shannonheartsblog.com

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