I never used google reader. I'm not really sure why. My tech-unsavvy way of keeping up with the online quilting community was to google a blog that popped into my head, read and comment on a post or two and surf around blogland via other people's comments. As in, you leave a comment on so and so's post and I recognize you or think your comment is interesting, so I click on you to get to your blog. Or, on the rare occasion that I actually post something here, I click over to your blog after you've left a comment on mine and return the favor. This method of "keeping up" doesn't work too well from an iphone.
Since everyone's been talking about the demise of google reader I figured now is a good time to get with the program and downloaded bloglovin. It automatically transferred all of the blogs I already "follow" via google friend connect and I assume it will do the same for you, but in order to "claim" my blog I have to put the following link in this post...
It's been working great from my ipad, although it's an iphone app so it's kinda blurry if I make it full-screen. From my iphone I can't seem to make commenting work unless I tap the little arrow at the top right to open a post in safari (apple web browser) and log into my google account first. I'm not sure why that is.
Also, if your blog uses commenting that pops open a new window, I can't do it from bloglovin. I haven't tried it from a computer, so I'm not sure if it works differently than the app. Again, I never used google reader, but bloglovin is working WAY better for me than my old method was, so I think you'll be hearing from me more often!
I'm not sure if I'll be blogging more often, though. I realize I'm not all that exciting, but if you want to see more from me you can view my instagram feed on the web by clicking here.
Oh, and please let me know in the comments how you manage to "make it work" in the online quilting community. I'd love to hear your secrets!
That's all for now :D