How to follow your favourite blogs

How to follow your favourite blogs

My favourite blog stalking tool, Google Reader, is shutting down on 1 July 2013, so I’ve had to find other ways to follow my favourite blogs. I thought perhaps you all might like to know how you can follow your favourite blogs too.

Do I need to use a tool (RSS Reader or web based aggregator) to read blogs?

No, you don’t. BUT! … using a tool like Google Reader brings all your blogs into one place, no matter where you are. You can view your blogs from different computers, tablets and phones – all you need is your login. Most tools also have other cool features, like sorting your blogs into different categories, saving posts to read later, or easily allowing you to share them with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Pinterest.

Ok, so what tool do I use?

Like many others, I have jumped on the Feedly bandwagon… and I love it SO much more than Google Reader. It is much prettier to look at, it’s makes reading blogs feel like I’m reading a magazine.

How do I follow blogs using Feedly?

Over to clever peeps at CNET:

I have a blog – what can I do to make it ready for Feedly?

Just follow these super simple instructions from the guys and girls at Feedly.

I have no idea what you’re talking about!?! Are there other ways to follow blogs?

Sure. Many bloggers post their content on Facebook, Twitter, G+, Pinterest, email and Blog Lovin. Check for these social media icons on your favourite blogs. Or you can follow blogs using good old fashioned Bookmarks and Favourites in your web browser.

You can follow Octavia and Vicky using all of these tools :) Just click on the social media icons in the top right of this page and get ready for lots of fun things to play, make and eat with kids, delivered to you.

Now tell me, what is your favourite, never-miss-a-post blog?  

Kylie @ Octavia and Vicky

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10 Replies to “How to follow your favourite blogs”

  1. I love iGoogle and will miss it when Google gets rid of it in November so I’ll be looking for an option more similar to that. I love that I can see so many blogs on the one page, with the titles of the last few posts for each blog showing so I can decide what takes my interest.

    1. I hope that Feedly works out for you. I love that it’s like flicking through a magazine or newspaper. I haven’t found a setting that creates a similar display to iGoogle though :/

  2. Oh yay! Thanks so much for sharing this info as I’m useless with this caper!! I am increasingly drawn to food blogs and Call me Cupcake is a fave at the moment. Though I never ever miss one of Megan’s post at Writing out Loud. X

  3. Oh thank you I really need to do this. I’ve never looked into feedly before- another thing on my list :-)
    Ta

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