Bloglovin {Tech Tuesday}

June 11, 2013

Happy Tuesday, ladies!  Megan here from ‘Tis So Sweet.  I’m so excited about all the participation and newcomers lately!  Keep spreading the word about this amazing blog community.  Send us your guest posts and get connected.

One of the greatest things about Mississippi Women Bloggers is the opportunity to meet new bloggers, learn from them, and connect!  If you have not gone through our blog directory, let me encourage you to do that today!  Click through our Mississippi bloggers, choose your favorites, and see if there is anyone you want to follow regularly or see more of.

If you follow us on Twitter, you have probably noticed us sharing some blog posts from many of you.  No, I don’t have tons of time to click through every blog in the directory every day!  I don’t have much extra time at all with my own blogging, a 10 month old, being a wife to my hard-working hubby, and all the summer fun and vacations my family has planned.  Thanks to Kayla, I have found a fantastic way to keep up with all of you!

I know I’m probably way behind, but I’m super excited about joining bloglovin’Bloglovin’ is an app that allows you to follow your favorite blogs, find new blogs and posts in desired categories, and find them all in ONE PLACE!  Now, I don’t do much with bloglovin’ on my computer.  I use my iPhone app.  It’s easy, and it’s always with me.

First, I joined bloglovin’ and installed the app.  Then, I loaded all the blogs I wanted to follow…I went through all regions of our blog directory.  And that’s it!  I now have a news feed full of blog posts.  Once I read the posts, the app marks it as “read.”  So, I don’t even have to remember where I left off!  All the posts that I have already read are faded.  If I don’t want to read a post, I can just click “mark as read” so it won’t stay at the top of my feed.

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On my iPhone app, I can look at my sidebar to see how many posts from each blog I haven’t read yet.  This makes it easy to see how far behind I have fallen.  Look at the picture below.  I am behind three posts on Joyful Always, and I only have one post to catch up on Ten Feet Off Beale.  All right there for you!

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In addition to following new blogs you like, you can also search for new blogs and posts in whatever category you enjoy.  By clicking a desired category, you will be given a long list of top blogs in that category.  You can then read through those blogs and follow your favorites.

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You can also group the blogs you read into categories!  For instance, you may have adoption blogs that you follow.  Group them all in the “adoption” category.  And group all your running blogs into the “running” category.  You get the idea?  By doing this, you can choose a category and read only blogs on topic.  This can be useful if you are looking for something specific.  Like new recipes!  Check your “foodies” category.  Kayla and I have not figured out how to categorize our blogs on our iPhone apps.  But, I know you can do it on your computer.

There ya go!  You now have an easy way to keep up with all our Mississippi ladies.

 

 

 

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Brie Gowen June 13, 2013 at 9:42 pm

That’s cool. Thanks for sharing.

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