Tips & Tricks Tuesdays: Out with the Google, in with the Bloglovin'.... Claiming your blog on Bloglovin'9:15:00 PM
As some of you may have heard, Google Reader is being discontinued. If you follow a Blogger blog, you can read recent posts from all followed blogs in one spot (an 'aggregate reader') on Google Reader.
As of July 2013, this aggregate will no longer exist.
So, people are turning to alternative aggregate readers - Bloglovin' just happens to be one of them.
I really like Bloglovin' - I receive an email in my inbox daily with my 'feed' of most recent posts of all of the blogs I follow, all in one spot. You get a little snippet and a picture from each blog post; you can click on the post and it brings you to the full post in a Bloglovin' window.
On Friday I had this sudden barrage of emails in my inbox, informing me that different people were now following me on Bloglovin'.
So far I think I've had 60+ emails over the last 4 day - holy cow!
Here's the problem:
I like to follow you back. But - as far as I can tell - if you haven't "claimed" your blog on your Bloglovin' account, your blog isn't linked to your profile, and thus, I can't find your blog to follow you.
Here's how to fix that.
1. Go to Bloglovin.com. Login to your account (or create an account if you haven't done so already.)
2. Click on the "Account" drop down in the top right corner:
3. Click on the "My Blog" option:
4. On the "My Blog" page, click, "Claim Blog":
5. In the dialogue box that appears, paste your blog url address:
(in this example I inserted one of my Bee's addresses:)
You have to put the link in a post so that Bloglovin' can verify that indeed, you are the author, before linking your blog to your Bloglovin' account.
There's another Tips and Tricks post below - where you can link up, if you like!