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28 June 2020

Why I Still Use Bloglovin'

That feeling when you see someone comment on your blog post and realise you've missed out on their last three posts as you forgot to check that they posted. Whoops.



Sometimes I struggle to keep up with my favourite blogger's on Twitter and I heavily rely on comment threads to keep me up to date of who's posted what new post. It's like my daily blogging news bulletin.




One app that I use on a regular basis to keep up to speed on blogger's new content is Bloglovin'. When I first started using Bloglovin' and connected my blog with my Bloglovin' profile, which was about three years ago, I never really used it much. I didn't make the time to scroll through and I felt that there was any real benefit of me using it.



Over the last year, I really have used Bloglovin' to it's full potential. Not only does it help me keep on top of my favourite blogger's newest content, but it's allowed me to discover new content not just from the UK, but from America and across the world. It's a great app to discover talented blogger's and their incredible writing and photography. It's surprising how much you learn from that too.



What I mean by that is, well, you learn something new in blogging everyday (I know I do) and from reading countless and varied blog posts, I've gained some knowledge from their posts, their writing technique and also their photography skills.



It's surprising how many blogger's don't have a Bloglovin' account. Maybe they think it's pointless, like I did all those years ago. Maybe they can keep up with all the endless comment threads that crop up on my Twitter feed. I do love comment threads, but I feel I can keep updated with the blogger's I follow and when they post their new content with Bloglovin'. Everyday, I make the point of making time to explore Bloglovin', whether it's to comment on new posts or to find new blogger's to follow and read their content.



If you're still sceptical about the app, give it a try. You might be surprised that it really is worth it. The amount of new blogger's I've found is incredible. You can still find new blogger's through Twitter blogging comment threads, but I prefer to use Bloglovin' as I can reach to a wider range of content.



I'd love to know if you still use Bloglovin' ! 



Lucy

69 comments:

  1. I used to use bloglovin all the time but I must admit I haven't used it in a little while.

    www.thekellydianereport.co.uk

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    1. I do use it quite often as it's one of the only ways I can keep up with other blogger's new posts!

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  2. Yess I love Bloglovin'! Like you said, I learn a lot from reading other peoples' blogs and everyday I make the effort to scroll through new posts. x

    - charlotte / https://charlottesspace.com

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    1. Absolutely Charlotte! I've learnt so much from reading other people's blogs! x

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  3. I use Bloglovin', but I am guilty of not really using it to read other's posts/follow other bloggers etc. Like you, I always miss posts and use the comment threads to catch up, so maybe I will have to use Bloglovin' a bit more for the smae purpose!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

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    1. Comment threads are my life saver too Aimsy! It's surprising how many different blogger's you'll find on Bloglovin! xx

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  4. I def. still use BlogLovin' because I find it easier to organise my blog-hopping that way. Really annoying how many spam accounts keep following me on there though - and there's no option to report them! Argh!

    Cee @ Dora Reads http://www.dorareads.co.uk/

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    1. Oh the spam accounts are really annoying aren't they?! It's a shame that Bloglovin doesn't give the option to block or report a spam account x

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  5. I have always used bloglovin as long as I have had my blog. As you say, it's a great way to get to read new content and to keep up to date with your fav blogs. Wouldn't be without using it!
    Amber | www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm glad I've found someone who loves and uses Bloglovin just as much as I do! x

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  6. I love using BlogLovin, but do tend to find just lately that most of the blogs I follow on there don't seem to have updated there blogs for a while. Not sure if they just don't use it no more, or if it's the actual site itself.

    I definitely need to find more blogs to follow on there tho.

    Claire || www.clairejoanne.com

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    1. That's a good point Claire, quite a few blogger's who have Bloglovin haven't updated it for a while, which is a shame!

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  7. I love Bloglovin it's honestly the best way to keep track of my favourite blogs.

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  8. I used to use Bloglovin', but stopped as I found some of the features starting becoming inaccessible as the developers have stopped improving it. I would like to start using it again if it gets improved, or find another platform similar as it is a great way to keep up to date with all the blogs you follow and engage with! Thanks for sharing x

    Paige // Paige Eades

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    1. I hope it does make improvements one day as I think that is stopping people from continuing to use it, someone may come up with another website or app to keep up to date with blogger's content! x

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  9. I'm a big fan of Bloglovin' - it's so easy to find new content from the bloggers I love instead of having to keep remembering to check manually!

    Lou x

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    1. It really is Lou, it's so much easier using Bloglovin than to keep checking on Twitter all of the time! x

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  10. I still use bloglovin and I think it's great to find other blogs that you may like and it always gives me traffic to my website.

    Great post :)

    www.blossomikebana.com

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  11. This is actually really interesting, I used to use my Bloglovin' account to follow blog years ago before I even had a blog but haven't looked at it in a very long time. I'm guilty of relying on threads to keep up with my favourites too and it's not the best system at all. You miss one, they miss one, you both do one but choose different ones and the next thing you know it's been weeks since you read one of your favourites. I should really give it a go again and try to make checking it a part of my routine x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. I think that's why I love Bloglovin', it gives me a chance to keep up to date with my favourites new posts, especially those who don't use the comment threads on Twitter x

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  12. I use bloglovin a lot so that I don't miss any post from other bloggers. I think it is great ♡
    fleetinggyal.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm glad you think the same as me Maria! x

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  13. I think I have a bloglovin' account but don't use it.

    www.fashionradi.com

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  14. I use bloglovin' pretty much everyday. It's the only way I keep up with my favorite bloggers as well as discover new ones. I'm just sad that they don't have an app anymore (at least for android phones they don't).

    Rita xx
    https://www.theeuropeancloset.eu/

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    1. Ah I didn't know they didn't have an app for Android! That's such a shame, but at least you can use their website to keep checking Rita! xx

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  15. I love Bloglovin! I use the WordPress reader to keep up with most fellow bloggers but I've found Bloglovin is so useful for keeping up with those who don't use WP and it's handy to have everything all in the one place. Like you said, it's so good for discovering new blogs too!

    Amy | sassycatlady.com

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    1. That's good to hear Amy, it's good to keep an eye on those blogger's who don't have WP! x

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  16. Christ, I haven't used BlogLovin in YEARS! I barely used it anyway but I've not checked my account in forever. I don't personally use it to keep up with bloggers - like you I tend to rely heavily on comment swaps as I know all my faves are going to be in one place!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. Yes comment threads are a massive help in keeping up to date with blogger's newest posts! I like following the blogger's on Bloglovin who don't generally use the comment threads on Twitter x

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  17. I still use bloglovin to follow others blog and to occasional check my posts, that is all I really to do, I use comment threads now :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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    1. That's fair enough Nic, I use comment threads and Bloglovin to help me check posts!

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  18. I love Bloglovin'. It's really the only place I use to read blog posts and keep up to date! I like logging on daily and seeing the latest posts from all my fave blogs (such as yours). My only problem is that my account got deleted a couple of years ago and I lost all my saved posts - however, I was following lots of inactive bloggers and blogs I no longer had an interest in, so at least it gave me a chance to curate my feed again with lots of new content and discover new bloggers! I also recently discovered the Activate section which is pretty cool too.

    Louise | www.formidablejoy.com

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    1. It's such a great app to keep up with the latest posts Louise! That's such a shame that your account got deleted a couple of years ago but I'm glad you created a new account and it gave you the chance to follow new blogger's that were active! x

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  19. When I fiat started my blog I would use blog lovin’ all the time but I sort of just forgot about it but from reading this I think I need to get my account back up and running again! X

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    1. It's worth getting your account up and running again Aaliyah! x

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  20. I still post to my bloglovin account and have a scroll through, it can be so glitchy so I don't use it as often as I'd like!

    Love, Amie ❤️

    The Curvaceous Vegan

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    1. Yeah it can be a bit glitchy sometimes Amie, which is a shame because the app still has so much potential! x

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  21. I still use Bloglovin' on the regular and have ever since I started my blog. It definitely has some issues (the support side isn't great), but it's a great way to keep up with blogs! As soon as I find a blog I like I try and find it on Bloglovin', then they're all in one place :)
    Plus, a decent percent of my blog's traffic comes from Bloglovin' so it makes a difference. Great post and lovely photos!

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

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    1. Yeah it can be still glitchy at times, I love the fact that all the blogs we like are in one place and we can keep up to date with them all! x

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  22. I do have a Bloglovin profile but I haven't used it in years. I feel like when I first got it, I didn't really know what I was doing on it and from then onwards I just haven't gone back to it. It sounds great being able to keep up to date with your favourite bloggers and discover more. I do use twitter comment threads at the moment to discover new blogs but maybe I shall have a go at getting back to bloglovin!

    Chloe xx
    www.chloechats.com

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    1. It's definitely worth trying to use it again Chloe! I'm like you, I use Twitter comment threads to discover new bloggers also xx

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  23. I really need to start making the most of Bloglovin'. I barely ever use it but, like you, I'm always getting lost in comment threads and losing track of everyone's new posts :') x

    https://www.femaleoriginal.com

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    1. Yeah it's so easy to get lost and a little overwhelmed in the comment thread when there's so many posts to read and comment on! x

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  24. Yeah, I am still on the Bloglovin' train. I mean, till I can find another blog reader which allows me to read all my favourite blogs in one place, I think I will continue to use this! I really do find the spam accounts which keep following and unfollowing to be super annoying, but I guess it's a small pain to deal with on the whole!

    Shirsha | thegoodlivingblog.com

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    1. The spam accounts are quite annoying, it's a shame that there isn't an option to block/report spam accounts on there!

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  25. I love using Bloglovin' I love using it to discover new blogs as well as to easily see all the content that my favourite bloggers are posting

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    1. It's a good app for discovering new blogs isn't it Alice?!

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  26. I started my main blog on Bloglovin so feel connected hehe. I am going to start using again to find new blogs.

    Thank you for this fab informative post!

    Louna | Burstsofautumn

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    1. I'm glad you found it informative Louna! x

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  27. Since starting my new blog I haven't signed up yet but I so need to. Great post!

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  28. I love Bloglovin and I must admit that I rely on it a lot. If a blogger doesn't have it, I must admit that I fall behind on their posts and end up missing a big chunk of them xx

    Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/

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    1. That's what it is like for me too Hannah, if a blogger doesn't have Bloglovin, I fall massively behind on their blog posts xx

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  29. I actually rarely use bloglovin now but actually I think I will pick it again after reading this post because it is so convenient x

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  30. I am not using Bloglovin much

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    Ponds BB cream Review

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  31. I must admit I love bloglovin as I have saved all the blogs I read and highlighted my favorite ones to never miss a post, that interests me. I have to say I don't read everything nowadays but if I do so, mostly via Bloglovin. But I am curious how other people keep on track with blogs, as I have a very few lovely followers but not that magical 10K I can't use swipe ups. But maybe I can work on that :)

    Bisou from Berlin
    http://www.missvoguevoyage.com

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    1. Bloglovin is the best way for me to keep on top of new blog posts, I sometimes struggle with Twitter threads as there's so many! x

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  32. I used to love the bloglovin' reader! What happened was that I was following people on both the wordpress reader and the bloglovin' reader, so I would forget to check back and I would lose their posts! I am slowly transitioning to have all the blogs I follow on the wordpress reader! This is a great post for people who don't have a reader to keep all the bloggers they follow organized. great post lucy xxx

    Melina | www.melinaelisa.com

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    1. That's fair enough Melina! Wordpress is a great way to keep track of posts (if you have it) xxx

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  33. I still use bloglovin - such a great app for us blog lovers!

    Zoey | www.zoeyolivia.com

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  34. I found this so interesting to read as I'm definitely guilty of neglecting Bloglovin! I'm going to start spending some more time on it now though :)

    Katy | www.katystephenson.com

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  35. I remember when Bloglovin' was used by everyone, but now seems to have gone out of fashion. I still love it as an easy way to keep up to date and to look through older posts of bloggers I've just discovered!

    Jemima x
    anotherrantingreader.co.uk

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