October 14, 2017

Best way to keep up with blog updates

Lolita fashion is one of the niche interests where blogging is very common. We read each other blogs for fun and inspiration. However, when reading a handful of blogs, it may become hard to keep track of them. So I started to look into best way to track updates of my favorites.

Web browser bookmarks

The most simple way. Just bookmark the blogs into one bookmark folder. I have been using this and unless you just sometimes read a few blogs, I don't recommend it. You have to manually check each blog and see if there is anything new. Ouch!

Follow blogs on Blogspot

Blogspot has a functionality which allows you to follow other blogspot blogs. Then they appear in a list of blogs you follow and you can conveniently read new blog posts in Blogspots Reading List. It's all great..  but works only for blogspot blogs! :'-(

RSS feed

It's a common functionality of blogs, most all blogs have RSS. RSS works in such a way that you subscribe to RSS of the blogs you want to track and it alerts you to new content on the subscribed blogs. To use RSS, you need an RSS reader, in which the posts from all the blogs you follow will be chronologically listed. There are many RSS readers out there to pick from. My favorites are...

Both are free, very popular, and have similar functionality. You can add blogs, sort them into folders, and you're notified of new blog posts and can read them there. So which one is better?

Feedly vs. Bloglovin'

Bloglovin' changed its functionality  (details here). Basically, instead of being just RSS reader, Bloglovin' now COPIES the content of people's blog posts. Which means, you don't get blog post views, you don't see the comments written toward your blog posts copy in Bloglovin', and so on. And if you remove a blog post from your blog, it still stays on Bloglovin', (like in this case). Which is why Im moving from Bloglovin' to Feedly.

What is your favorite way to keep up with blog posts?

1 comment:

  1. Oh I didn't know that about Bloglovin'! Guess I'm going to remove my blog from there...

    Thanks for sharing this, all good information :)