Goodbye Google Reader, Hello Bloglovin’

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Hey everyone!  I’m nothing if not a procrastinator.  As you may have heard, Google Reader is set to go retire as of July 1st.  Google Reader was my favorite way to read all the blogs I love in one place, and I’m sad to see it go.  As a blog writer, it worries me to lose the connections I’ve made with so many of you!  There’s an easy solution, however– as much as I don’t like change, there’s a great new format for reading blogs called Bloglovin’ and switching over could not be easier.  It just took me until the very last moment to do it, HA!

How to Switch from Google Reader to Bloglovin'

If you read Making Lemonade on Google Reader, I’d be honored if you’d add me on Bloglovin’ as well.  If you use a different reader for your blogs, think about checking out Bloglovin’… it’s free and easy, you might even prefer it.  Of course, if you get Making Lemonade delivered to your inbox via email, then you’re all set.  No need to change anything.  If you’d like to get it delivered via email each time there’s a new post, you can sign up for an email subscription right here.

Follow on Bloglovin

Not sure how to join Bloglovin’ or switch over?  Here’s a quick tutorial for you!  It’s actually super duper easy, but if you’re anything like me it’s helpful to have a guide or at least know what you’re getting into.  Here are the very easy steps for importing all your favorite blogs from Google Reader to Bloglovin:

How to Switch from Google Reader to Bloglovin'

How to Switch from Google Reader to Bloglovin'


How to Switch from Google Reader to Bloglovin'

Google Reader to Bloglovin'

How to Switch from Google Reader to Bloglovin'

Now that you’ve signed up and imported your blogs, please take a moment to add Making Lemonade to your list if you haven’t already!  You can sign up to do that via this link, or add me from your Bloglovin’ page– just search for Making Lemonade and be sure to follow the right one (this screenshot shows my old blog design, I believe it’s fixed now so just look for the Making Lemonade at the top):

How to Switch from Google Reader to Bloglovin'

The clock is ticking in terms of switching; you still have a few more days, but it’s possible you won’t be able to import blogs from Google Reader after July 1st (don’t hold me to that, but that’s the thinking thus far…)  So perhaps take a moment to do that right now, otherwise you’ll have to start from scratch.  And truly, it takes just a minute or two to switch!  I’m the world’s worst procrastinator so if I’ve done it you know it’s time.  😉

Words can’t describe how much your support means.  Suffice it to say, it’s everything to me.  Thanks for following on along this wild and wonderful journey, and allowing me to share some fun ideas along the way.  Got questions?  Feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll do my best to help out!

Meet Carrie Higgins

Dreamer, thinker, + lemon squeezer; you'll usually find me clutching a mug of coffee, glue gun, fandeck of paint colors, and a child at any given time. This mom of two (and wife to one) loves to share freshly squeezed ideas for home and family. Join the adventure as we learn most lemons can indeed become lemonade-- with generous amounts of sweetness, perspective, and love.

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  1. Nancy Sue says:

    Thanks Carrie, for this post. I’ve dragged my feet in switching over to Bloglovin’. You helped me pick up my feet and do it. I’ve also added your blog to my ginormous list, as I love to read blogs (like people watch tv). I’m stumped though in how to search blog posts in bloglovin. Not just the name of the blog but the actual post. Google reader allowed you to search my keyword. Say you saw a great recipe in your google reader about a great lemonade :) recipe, but can’t remember, you can search by keyword. Does bloglovin’ have that post search? I can’t seem to find it if they do. Only the blog search of blog name…. Thanks again for your post :)

    • That’s a great question, I’m new on there myself so I’m not sure. Let me check and if I can figure it out, I’ll email you the how-to!

    • Okay, I took a peek, and can’t seem to find a great post search function on Bloglovin’. You can, however, “like” a post by clicking on the heart and then it will save it. So if you do that, you’ll have a bunch of liked posts to scroll through in order to find the one you want. So, it’s not ideal but it’s a way to gather the ideas you like. Probably it’s best when you see something you like, go to that post and ‘pin’ it to Pinterest, which you then can search for “recipe” on your boards. Not as easy as the old way, so sorry! If anyone out there has a better solution do tell!

  2. I actually am finding I like reading on Bloglovin’ much better!

    • That’s good to know! I’ve only been on it a few days but do like it so far. Plus I enjoy the daily email with all the updates, very convenient!

  3. Still feeling let down by this news. Why oh why Google?! I guess I’ll try Bloglovin’…. sigh.

  4. Amazing tutorial and I am linking up your tutorial to my post for my readers.
    Well done for making it so self explanatory.

    • Thanks so much, glad it was helpful! The process is really simple but I hoped the tutorial would help people who might be nervous about signing up to see the various steps. Thanks for sharing with your readers!

  5. I’m following you Blog Lovin sista! Can’t miss your lovely posts!!

  6. SO glad you wrote this! I signed up a while ago and get a daily email BUT…never use it. Hmmm…maybe I should start

  7. Thanks for a great tutorial Carrie. I made the move to Bloglovin awhile back, but I know that many of my followers haven’t, so I did a post today and provided a link to your post :)


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