This blog has been my little corner of the internet since September last year. But I don’t only love blogging, I also like to read other people’s posts about books. Keeping track of all the blogs you follow, can be hard. Or at least I thought so, until I discovered Bloglovin’. You can now find me there as well, at this link. Yep, that’s right, I registered on yet another site, after a bunch of other social media!
Okay, I can almost see the question marks in your eyes. What’s this Bloglovin’ sorcery I speak of? Well, it’s a type of RSS reader. That means you can follow blogs and get a feed of their recent posts on your homepage. No more skipping from one blog to another to check for new posts, here they are all gathered in one easy – and chronological! – overview.
Once you’re started, you can give posts a like, or save them for later. You can also follow other people, not just blogs, and see what they read and like. This is a great way to discover new blogs on the topics you’re interested in.
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Does that sound interesting to you? If your answer is ‘yes’, I have good news for you: creating an account and getting started is super easy! Just go to Bloglovin.com, fill in your name, email address and password, and click “Sign Up”. Then you can search for one or more blogs to follow and you’re ready to go. In your settings, you can also set a profile picture and write something about yourself to display on your profile.
And even better: if you have a blog yourself, you can easily claim it and link it to your account. How do you do that? Search for your own blog in the search menu and click “claim”. You’ll get a piece of code to copy. Then go to your blog, create a new post and paste that piece of code in the HTML editor. Publish the post, go back to Bloglovin and click “claim”. Bloglovin will recognize the code and link your blog to your account. When that’s done, you can just delete the post on your blog again.
So, to sum things up:
- Bloglovin’ is a great way to keep track of your favourite blogs
- It’s easy and fun to discover new ones
- The feed is chronological, so you don’t have to be afraid of missing something
- Getting started is a piece of cake
If (or when) you decide to take the jump, give me a follow at https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/traversing-chapters-19472409. And feel free to come say hi on my other channels as well: Facebook, Instagram, Goodreads and Twitter.