As any of us who happen to read a lot of blogs know, Google Reader is going away. After Google gutted Reader—hm, was it last year, or the year before—that it’s going away is no surprise. Still, many of us do read a lot of blogs, and finding a good reader with which to keep up with them is frustrating!
After a lot of shopping around (so to speak), I settled upon Bloglovin’, which is already quite popular with many artists, craft bloggers, seamstresses, and vintage lovers. It has taken some getting used to, but so far, so good. It’s very easy to import all of the blogs you follow via Google—Bloglovin’ does all of the heavy lifting for you—, it’s free, and users can still share blog posts and articles they like via the creatively-named “like” feature.
At any rate, that’s what I’m doing now, and I wanted to share it with all of you, who may still be wondering where the heck to go. You can follow Victory Rolls & V8s (as well as my other blog, What I’m Reading) via Bloglovin’. Not only that, but my profile is public—this way, with the Shared Reader on its way out, you can still see what I want to share with you by clicking on the “Likes” tab. For me, the ability to share was important—not all of you are as insomniatic as I am. 😉
What readers have you checked out or decided to go with? Just think, twenty years ago the idea that the loss of a little online service wouldn’t have made any of us bat an eyelash. We’d probably have gone, “Huh? What’s a blog read—what’s a blog?”