June 30, 2013

How to read your favorite blogs | Did you choose your new reader?


As you’ve probably heard by now, Google Reader’s will no longer exist after today! I hope that if you were using Google Reader you already choose another Reader to stay updated with the blogs you read and I mean not only my blog of course :)


I have been using reader for ages and have a long list... there are also many blogs I no longer read because my taste changed over the last 7 years. Pretty normal I think! So the whole thing feels a bit like a new blog chapter aswel as I started looking at all the blogs I have in my Reader. I have so little time to read blogs and a list saying 1000+ unread posts isn't really encouraging.

I already had a Bloglovin account and started using it more and more since the news Google Reader would stop and important all my feeds into it Which is really easy to do in one click! I also set up a Feedly account and again you can import your blogs in just one click. DO it today! However I did not figured out yet which will be my main Reader...

Bloglovin versus Feedly
I love the basic layout Bloglovin has, being overall white. I installed Feedly on my Ipad and have been using it on the Ipad only and I must say it looks fantastic on Ipad but rather boringon my laptop. I love the cards view style (like in the image above) of it and it is really easy and fast to swap between the pages. You can choose different styles like text only, magazine view, small or large images etc. Idid not install boglovin on my Ipad as I am reading it through my browser... but I will have a look if there is a cool App aswel.

When using Bloglovin I love the fact that if I click on a blogpost, I actually go to the blog itself in one click to read the post, which makes it easy to leave comments, we bloggers love comments :) In Feedly you can choose to open the post in Feedly or to open in the blog itself. I think if you are busy (or a lurker) and just want to read the post it is slightly faster. Feedly also allows you to choose a night (black) or day (white) theme.

The thing I do not like about Blogloving is the fact I made folders to categorise the blogs. Like fashion, travel, Dutch blogs, friends blogs and updates keep coming in a long list aswel I want my blogs to just stay in the folder :p In Feedly I am still making folders but for now it seems to work fine.

If you want to follow Vosgesparis with a Reader you can find me here:
- Vosgesparis on Bloglovin
- Vosgesparis on Feedly
- Vosgesparis RSS feed 

If you do not like all these! In the top of the sidebar you will find lots off little black icon's including  new one I made for your Feedly all ways on how to stay updated. 

4 comments:

sunny said...

thanks for sharing about the blog readers. I haven't chosen a favorite yet...still in denial google reader will be done tomorrow.

I waver between feedly and bloglovin.
need to decide :)

Hannah Layford said...

I use feedly on my phone and bloglovin on my macbook- think bloglovin's mobile version is a little limited. I like feedly though to read design blogs for work!

Hannah xx

My Love Wedding Ring said...

I'm with sunny on this one and still in denial! Realise I am going to have to go and get my head down and see which new effort I like best!

Nannette Glorie said...

And there you have it, the battle is on!
Gelukkig geen slapeloze nachten hier, ik zat al op Bloglovin'.
Sterkte voor de anderen!!