On my long running blog, Janine’s Confessions of A Mommyaholic, I have been asked how I keep up with not only posting 5-7 days a week, but with reading and commenting, too. Also, since I started up J9 Designs, I have been asked for my advice on specifically increasing viewership/readership so that one’s blog stats will increase. So, I thought I would indeed share my thoughts on this here.
I must admit that when I began in the beginning I followed bloggers on many different social networks. Even though, I blogged primarily on WordPress, only used Blogger for a few short weeks and never officially signed up with Google Friend Connect (GFC), I did follow many blogs this way and used even Feedburner to subscribe to these blogs. However, I didn’t find it extremely helpful, because as I said I was a WordPress Blogger. Plus, Google has now announced that they are doing away with the GFC.
But quickly learned that subscribing to blogs got to be a mess that got created in my e-mail inbox and had trouble sorting through tons of e-mails daily. Nothing irks me more then seeing my inbox overflowing and having too many e-mails to sort through.
I also followed blogs on Facebook, but that too got to be quite lengthy and as Facebook began to get greedy by charging most fan pages advertising fees to get their Facebook pages promoted to be allowed in their followers feed, I began to suspect I was missing a lot on this forum. So that wasn’t really in my eyes working either.
I also followed many on Twitter and as much as I like Twitter, I find it does mover pretty quickly, which most do know, but sometimes just too quick for me to actually catch all the new blog updates that could come in daily. Again another social network that wasn’t help to keep me updated.
However, in order to have others want to come read and share on my blog, I realized very early on that I had to make an effort to be reciprocal in this medium by going to read and comment on other blogs that made the effort to visit me daily or even a few times a week.
But like I mentioned above, how exactly can I do that and not miss a beat? I have already proved that most of the ways I followed weren’t helping me stay abreast of new blog submissions.
And then it happened! I found it!
BlogLovin was the solution I was searching for and truly became my best friend very quickly on a daily basis. See, I am able to check updates a few times a day and never miss new posts by my favorites.
Bloggers can truly follow as many as you want on BlogLlovin and you can even group blogs as well.
For those, who are new to blogging or even those who have been doing this for some time, I highly recommend and suggest signing up with BlogLovin. As well as making sure that you claim your blog (to learn more about how to do this click here or look below), so that not only can you follow other blogs, but that these blog can return the favor and follow you back.
BlogLovin is so simple to use and in my opinion the best Blog Reader out there for bloggers. So my humble advice for all is try it out, if you aren’t already. I don’t think you will be disappointed and will probably find that not only is it a godsend as fair as reading blogs go, but will also truly help to increase your current blog stats.