As promised, I'm back with a review of Bloglovin', another reader alternative to Google Reader in addition to Feedly. I mentioned that I've never been a big fan of Bloglovin', but the service really has grown on me over the past week or so of playing around on it.
Just as in Google Reader and Feedly, you can organize your subscriptions into category folders of your choosing. As you can see below, one of my folders is "DIY." You can view all the posts in a folder, or select specific blogs. I'm all about organization!
The thing I have always liked about Bloglovin' is that posts open up in a "Bloglovin' frame" that displays the post in the original web page. Not only does this show you the bloggers blog design, but it also makes it super easy to comment right there in Bloglovin'. You can also use the "Next" and "Prev." buttons at the top to scroll through all your unread posts and favorite them as you go.
Another plus about Bloglovin': They make it SUPER easy to discover new blogs in different categories! Going to "Top Blogs" on the left allows you to search for popular blogs you may not have heard of. You can narrow down the selection as well (I typically browse "DIY/Crafts", of course).
All that being said, I still prefer Feedly thus far. For one, not all blogs are set up on Bloglovin', whereas Feedly simply requires an RSS feed. Plus I don't find Bloglovin' as pretty... And I'm reeeally not a fan of their app... But they do alphabetize my blog list, which I DO wish Feedly would do! ;)
What do you think? Which service seems more your style in this post-Google Reader world? Or do you use a different feeder all together? I recently discovered Hello Cotton... Any thoughts or experiences with that service?
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