My True Feelings About Following Blogs

Okay, I don’t know if it is just me but I find that I don’t have the time to go and check Bloglovin’ everyday to look at all the blogs I follow.  Let’s be honest…I find it a little overwhelming to even go on Bloglovin’!  I know a lot of people use it and love it, but I just haven’t been able to get the hang of it or something.  It just isn’t working for me at all!  It’s definitely an awesome tool for bloggers to have to measure their followers and for others to be able to read, but it is definitely not my preference for keeping up-to-date with other blogs!

I check my email religiously throughout the day and I have found that this is the easiest way for me to keep up with all of my favorite blogs!  I love getting new posts in my inbox and I will keep them there until I comment on them! I always make sure I give them some lovin’!  If I find a blog I love I immediately look for a “Subscribe by e-mail” section.  Unfortunately not all blogs have this.  I believe that it is a good option to have for your readers!  I personally use feedburner and I know that a lot of other bloggers do too for their blogs.  If you don’t currently have the option for people to subscribe via e-mail then I would recommend that you look into providing it for your readers!  For me, if a blog doesn’t have it as an option and I really love the blog, I will bookmark it..but even then..it just gets lost in my bookmark tab.  I tend to not read blogs that don’t come to my e-mail.  It’s horrible, I know, but it is such a convenience for me to have them in my inbox, a place I am at a bajillion times a day!  So, I apologize in advance if I never comment on your blog! That is more than likely the reason why I don’t!  Heck and if you have the option to follow by e-mail then let me know!

How do you prefer to follow blogs?  Does anyone have any tips for getting use to using Bloglovin’ without getting that overwhelming feeling?

♥ Samantha

  • It can be hard to keep with all my favorite blogs, but Bloglovin has actually worked for me. I don’t like getting email updates because they clog up my inbox. LOL. Plus, I’d probably forget to go back and comment. 🙂 I’m so glad that everyone can find a way that works for them though.

    • Samantha Curtis

      That’s awesome that Bloglovin works for you! and I agree, I am glad there are many ways people can follow blogs for what works best for them!

  • Maureen

    I use Bloglovin but I still to this day wish that Google Reader had not ended. I so liked going to that and reading the blogs that I kept up with.

    • Samantha Curtis

      I never used google reader at all. The only “reader” I have used has been Bloglovin! Thank you for stopping by and letting me know how you follow blogs!

  • I think if I subscribed to all the blogs I read, my inbox would give me a panic attack! Haha 🙂 I do use Bloglovin, but I find that if I get far behind and that number keeps getting bigger, I just mark all as read and start over tomorrow.

    • Samantha Curtis

      I have totally done that before! I tend to actually do it every time I go on Bloglovin’! It’s a bad habit for me! lol

  • Sockwun

    I dont have time to browse Bloglovin either, but they send me daily updates on the blogs I follow so I just browse through that little list every day for something that catches my attention (like this one)! I agree with the email subscribe thing, though. I make sure that mine is visible so that people can follow that way. Thank you for bringing this up!

    xoxo
    Sockwun
    ExtraExtravagant.com

    • Samantha Curtis

      I didn’t know it was an option for them to send you updates from the blogs you follow! I will have to look in to that! Thank you for letting me know how you keep up with blogs!

  • Molly & Holly

    I actually love using Bloglovin! It’s the perfect way to make sure I don’t miss any of my favorites!

    • Samantha Curtis

      That’s good! Any tips for how you use it?!

  • Neatly-Packaged

    I totally feel you on the overwhelming part of bloglovin but it is true that it is a great tool for keeping up with blogs. I am not so keen on emails. I feel the more your email address is out there, the most you will get spam and such. But if it is your system, i love it 🙂 thank you for sharing!

    http://neatly-packaged.blogspot.com/

    • Samantha Curtis

      I definitely agree with you about the whole spam thing! I am always going into my spam and setting filter so I don’t receive spam mail at all!