as you may know, google reader is going buh-bye as of july 1st. i used google reader, kind of. i followed a lot of blogs and then never really read the posts. i am one of those, that a lot of times, goes directly to the blogger’s site. and, i sign up for a few e-mail subscriptions of my absolute faves, so i don’t miss a thing.
in case your wondering, i tried feedly and bloglovin. i really liked the aesthetic of feedly but found i preferred using it on my iPad. what i also found was that i wasn’t really reading my subscriptions again, like google reader, and just would end up marking everything as “read.” i did, however, start keeping up again with blogs on bloglovin. first, i get an e-mail with all my subscriptions, which kind of works for me. i can’t help but take a peek. and, if i read from the site directly i really like the way it previews (a little more visual like a facebook feed). what i also like about bloglvin is that it gives bloggers the pageviews and you can comment directly on bloglovin. ok, even better, you can pin to pinterest directly from bloglovin! if you’ve been following la la lovely on google reader you can switch here:
*and, if you are new to Bloglovin’ than here is a really helpful tutorial. also, it is SUPER easy to transfer over all the blogs you read (move your google reader rss feed to bloglovin) to bloglovin. just follow these directions. takes 2 minutes. promise! happy weekend, friends! xo
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A FEW OF MY FAVES THIS WEEK +
01 / if you’re going to wear flowers in your hair.
02 / for your mag stack this weekend.
03 / is skinny the same in different cities?
04 / this is happening in my blender this weekend.
05 / are you a re-thinker? i want to be thinking about this.
image : via wit and delight