I’ve been testing out alternative web-based feed aggregators. My old reader kept making improvements, which sounds great except that is really just made it harder to use, blogs I followed kept disappearing and reappearing, and, well, it became ugly. After testing out a few, I’ve settle on Bloglovin’.
It’s clean. It’s simple. You can import your feed into Bloglovin’. It’s easy to resort your blogs, and it just seems more…roomy.
A nice feature is that you can open your posts with the Bloglovin’ frame. See it there at the bottom of the image below)? I can read, comment, and then click the next button to visit the next blog. This is a huge time saver. I’ve already been able to read more blogs. With a few more adjustments I hope to visit everyone.
I can also “like” a post. I liked this post. It is just like starring or favoring a post and Bloglovin’ places the post in a special folder I can refer back too.
Bloglovin’ was developed by some guys in Sweden that just wanted an easy reader that worked. They succeeded. Check it out. (You can use Bloglovin’ on your mobile devices as well.)
What feed aggregator do you use?
Side note: For the last week and a half, I had problems with my database that prevented comments and page viewing. I apologize to all of you who were affected. It is suppose to be all fixed now.
Bottom note: In addition to hosting problems I encountered Internet connections.
Quick Update: Importing
You can import all you blogs and keep them sorted as they are in Google Reader. In Google Reader, go to the little gear on the right hand side. Choose reader setting. Then Import/export.Create an OPML file. Then import into http://www.bloglovin.com/import.
Yet another update (2/7): I have been able to visit a LOT more blogs, some I haven’t visited in a long time.