I’ve written about my love for blogs, blogging and my favourite blogs before and I’m sure I’ll do it again. I gain a huge amount of joy from reading what you write and seeing what you think of what I’m blogging. But I was getting a little frustrated with the ease of going to and from my favourite blogs and seeing when they were updated. I use the WordPress reader which can only show me blogs from WordPress. I have bookmarks to my other favourites on my phone and my computer but remembering to check for updates isn’t my strong point – and when I do remember I get frustrated that I’ve missed loads of updates and have to catch up.
So I put out a plea on twitter for a iPhone based app which could let me store all my favourite blogs in one place. As a result I found Blog Lovin’. It’s a web and mobile based blog reader. Firstly it looks pretty:
(Left:)You can search for new blogs using its web address, categories or country. Add blogs that you want to show in your reader and edit them any time. Claim your own blog so you can gain followers and get onto the top blogs spot.
(Right:) The reader looks clean and fresh and will grey out all your read blogs.
You can ‘like’ posts so they will show up in your ‘Liked Posts’ section for quick reference. The whole thing is so easy and looks pretty. What’s more is that Blog Lovin’ is also web-based so you can get pretty much the same experience on your desktop, but there’s also a taskbar widget you can add to your browser which will update to let you know if there are any newly published blogs for you to read. I’m a bit in love with it.
As a blogger you can add a little follow button to your blog to let people know you’re on Blog Lovin’ and allow people to add you to their reader. Here’s mine 😀
Simples – I really do recommend Blog Lovin’ to any bloggers especially iPhone users who want to be kept up to date. I’ve got my Mum’s blog on there, friend’s blogs and I’m finding more amazing blogs via the app. It’s too easy and I love that it’s all in one place! Hope to see you there 😀