To be honest, I haven't done much research on other options, but I have heard the most about Bloglovin', so I took the leap on Sunday and joined and imported my blog list. I'm still not 100% sure we will lose our blog list from our Blogger Dashboard or just the Google Reader. Either way, I needed to import my list before it was gone forever.
In this post, I will show a quick tutorial on how to join, import your blog reading list and how to add a Bloglovin Follow Me Button to your blog.
Here's the Bloglovin Home page to join...
You can join with Facebook, but I joined with just my email address.
See the note about importing your Google Reader list? It's easy.
After you put in all your own info, the next screen will look like this...click the blue bar to "Import From Google Reader".
On the next screen, click the "ACCEPT" button.
Here's how the reading list looks when it's all imported.
I really need to research all the features on this. I just joined yesterday, it's all so new.
Maybe some of you who are already use Bloglovin can explain something...when I hover over a blog name on this "new" list of my "old" list, it says, "Follow".
I am assuming, I now have to click the "Follow" button on my whole list to re-follow them with Bloglovin"...is that correct?
UPDATE ON THIS...I THINK IT JUST TOOK TIME FOR BLOGLOVIN TO RECOGNIZE MY LIST. ALL THE BLOGS NOW SAY "FOLLOWING"
Now to add the "Bloglovin Follow Me Button"
From your Bloglovin Home page, click the blue heart in the upper right corner.
Then from the drop down menu click...Bloglovin Buttons
Click on the button that you want on your blog sidebar.
Then you will search for your blog name in this section.
Click on your blog title from the choices.
On this next page, you will click "ADD WIDGET". Make sure your blog name is in the first line and you can also change what you want the title to be on your side bar.
The widget will already be at the top of your side bar, so you have to drag and drop it where you want it on your side bar.
Here it is on my side bar. I also added it to my social media buttons, but that's another tutorial.
Please don't wait til next week and then panic when your blog list disappears...
I have no affiliation with Bloglovin, just wanted to share what I was using.