I have been in a bit of a blog black hole for a while and things have passed me by.  Finally, I have engaged with Bloglovin – only taken me a few days.  I will try to get a button on the side for people who like to follow blogs this way but for now I think I am supposed to post the following link to get the ball rolling.


<a href=””>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>


14 Comments Add yours

  1. Matt @ Garden59 says:

    That’s a funny coincidence; I was figuring out Bloglovin today too. I can see it’s useful for connecting with people – helping them to find your blog and you to find theirs. But I don’t really like it as an experience for reading blogs. I much prefer Feedly for this. So I’d be interested to know how you get on with Bloglovin.

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      Hi Matt
      As I don’t seem to be able to get a Bloglovin badge to work on a WordPress blog I may be giving up on it sooner rather than later

  2. Anna says:

    Since the demise of Google Reader I’ve used Bloglovin to keep up to date with posts from the blogs I regularly visit. I really miss the former though. I’ve never tried to insert the badge on my blog though Helen so can’t offer any suggestions.

  3. Janice says:

    I too have been using Bloglovin since Google Reader quit operating. I had Feedly and Bloglovin at first to see which one I liked the best and decided to go with Bloglovin. I just use it to read all the blogs that I like, I don’t have a button on my own blog.

  4. I’ve never tried any of those! I try to add the blogs I read regularly to my “blogs I read” page on my own blog, especially if they’re from some other blog site than WordPress. That way I can go through them and delete those that aren’t updated in a long time, add new ones, etc. and then just visit the page every so often to check them out and see what’s going on with them. Plus I use the reader on WordPress to add WP blogs so I can read their current posts. Everything else just seems too complicated for my oldish brain!

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      Hi TG
      I use the wordpress reader when I remember but feedling is my preferred option. I did go through a phase of subscribing by email but it drove me mad having my inbox fill up.

    2. Helen Johnstone says:

      or even Feedly

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      I use Feedly, have done for a few years but I do get fustrated as some blogs dont give you the option to subscribe through it and I then struggle to find them on Feedly and then I give up but it seems the same is true of Bloglovin – oh for a simple option

    2. Diana Studer says:

      copy and paste the URL
      And if the blogger doesn’t have an RSS feed
      it depends whether you care enough to whine/suggest

  5. Diana Studer says:

    PS your link works, you have 146 followers there

  6. Ian Baker says:

    Hi Helen, If you click on the text view in wordpress so that you can see the HTML (Top right when you editing a post just to the left of publish).Then paste the text at the bottom it will work. It will just say follow when you click back to visual (normal edit view but in preview the button will show I’m sure there will be a way to add the button to the post template but I’m new to wordpress so will investigate,furthur as I keep forgetting to put it on each post.Hope this helps.

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      Hi Ian
      Thanks for the top, I will have a look at that this evening. I do tend to give up quickly when I can’t get something to work on wordpress

  7. I’m on Bloglovin’, but I have ended up preferring to use Feedly for actually reading blogs!

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