Blogging Basics: How To Add Your Site To Bloglovin’

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When Google Reader went away (for reasons some of us still can’t comprehend), Bloglovin’ became a popular way to follow and read blogs. You can easily follow any blog with Bloglovin’, whether the blog’s owner has signed up with Bloglovin or not. It is in your benefit to sign up for Bloglovin’ because you can add a button to your site, making it easier for others to subscribe to your site.

Claiming your blog on Bloglovin’ and adding a follow button is simple. Here are step by step for How To Add Your Site To Bloglovin’:

Step 1:
Go to bloglovin.com and sign up for an account. Then check your email for the confirmation email. Confirm.

Step 2:
Once you confirm your email, you need to follow three blogs to get started. (Maybe those three blogs can be WCBC member’s blogs).

Step 3:
When set up is complete, click on the heart button and select “Your Blogs”.

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Step 4:
Then click claim blog.

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Step 5:
Type the URL of your site into the text box. Then select your blog from the list.

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Step 6:
In order to claim the blog, you need to prove that it is yours. Bloglovin’ does this by having you insert HTML text to one of your blog posts.

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Step 7:
Select and copy the Bloglovin’ text. Then open another browser window, go to your blog, and add the text to a blog post, and republish it. Or publish a new blog post.

Step 8:
Once Bloglovin’s text has been published in your blog post, go back to the Bloglovin site and click on “Claim blog”.

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Step 9:
Delete the Bloglovin text you added to your site. Once you have claimed your blog, it is ok to remove it.

Step 10:
Now you will be brought to your site’s Bloglovin page and can view statistics.

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Step 11:
Next add a Bloglovin button to your site. Click on the heart button and then select “Bloglovin button”.

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Step 11:
Select a Bloglovin Button and add it to your site. Do this by selecting the button you like, clicking “Get this icon!”, copying the text, and pasting it into an HTML text widget.

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Then you are all set! The entire process takes less than 10 minutes, and can really help you to grain new followers.

Do you use Bloglovin’ to read blogs? Do you have any tips?

By: Kit Graham

  • http://jladida.wordpress.com/ Jordan L.

    I love Bloglovin’! Its a great way to aggregate all of the blogs you read into one place. I like to categorize the blogs I follow into different groups (Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, food blogs, etc) –it helps me stay organized with my reading!

  • http://www.lovinfollowers.com LovinFollowers.com

    Good tutorial, easy step by step with screenshots can help many bloggers 🙂

  • http://www.chiefencouragementoffice.com/ Melissa Kay

    Great easy post. I just did this, thank you!

  • http://www.dobesthb.com Alice Peter

    I love Bloglovin’! Its a great

    dobesthb.com

  • http://bubenwosu.com Bube Nwosu

    Hello. Nice tutorial. My blog doesn’t get listed when I type in the URL.

    • lbarriosch

      You might want to add www at the beginning, it worked for me 🙂

  • http://rusticbones.com/ Jessica

    thank you!

    -Jessica
    http://rusticbones.com/

  • http://camillaskrachttoer.blogspot.be heidi camilla de windt

    Really helpful, tnx a million!

  • http://camillaskrachttoer.blogspot.be heidi camilla de windt

    Very useful! Tnx a million!

  • http://keenandkindly.com keenandkindly

    For the life of me I could not claim my blog until I found your link and went through step by step. Thank you for sharing such easy pointers, now I’m Bloglovin!

  • http://www.bigboytravel.com Big Boy Travel

    I have claimed my blog and enable my RSS Feed to include Pages on my website, however, how can I filter which articles/posts go onto BlogLovin? Some are more bloggy while some are more top level and don’t need to be in my feed

  • http://www.thebloomtheory.com Nakia Jones

    I could not for the life of me figure out how to do this. Its so simple but I couldn’t figure it out. This tutorial helped and I officially claimed my blog.

  • http://thedeerandthewolf.com Amanda

    Thank you for this quick to follow tutorial! Helped me get linked up super quick!
    -Amanda
    thedeerandthewolf.com

  • http://www.smilespire.com Chris Caldwell (@Smilespire)

    Bam! Blog officially claimed. Thanks so much for the help.

  • http://dramadreamland.wordpress.com vanilladreamcream

    how do you claim instagram blog

  • http://www.lessformore.life Jan Ramsey Brick

    This post is a huge help. Thanks so much!

  • http://parentinglove.co.uk/ Mandy Smith

    Thank you for this it was very helpful for setting up my bloglovin account

  • Jack Wetherill

    Thank you for this!

  • http://www.locdbeauty.com/ LocdBeauty

    I always get stuck in the “claim blog” spot. It will not find my site… Why is that?

    • http://windycitybloggers.com/ WCBC

      We’re not sure, but we have had good luck contacting the Bloglovin’ support team!

  • http://Www.faithfullymin.blogspot.ie Lindsay L.

    Hey Guys, Thank You SOOOO Much for this article! It was absolutely informative and so helpful. I’m very appreciative. Thank You.

    P.S. I couldn’t seem to find your blog to follow on Bloglovin?!

    Lindsay,
    http://www.faihfullyme.co.uk

  • Maggie Hunt

    Thanks for helping me out! Worked a treat.

  • http://groomingmail.com GroomingMail

    Really useful article, we just added our bloglovin button to our site (http://groomingmail.com) but not sure on the look or if it goes. Do you have any suggestions on how we could improve the look (if we can at all)?

  • rochelle ♥

    Thank you! At first it couldn’t find my blog, then i refreshed and it did.. odd! Thanks again! 🙂

    Rochelle,
    http://www.rochellelyle.com

  • Miriam Byrne

    that was really helpful and clearly written, thanks for sharing.

  • http://tayonthemove.com/ s.tayyeba

    I was having trouble figuring this out and your post really helped, thank you!

  • Toni Robinson

    My blog is on bloglovin then when I tried to claim it and type in the url is says there is no blog with that name. Strange!

  • https://familiarfashions.wordpress.com Familiar Fashions

    does it not work if your blog is not your own domain and is through wordpress for example?

  • Janet

    Thanks for this…..some of the prompts have changed. Step 10: “statistics” is now ” analytics”. Step 11: instead of “click on the heart button” (there is no heart button anymore) you need to scroll to “Get more followers” and then “widgets”, and then “select the Bloglovin button”. Now when I did that, I got a pop-up saying that “WordPress.com is not currently being supported” which was strange because I use WordPress.org, and there are many WD.org blogs on Bloglovin.. Emails to Bloglovin did not help; no reply. Tried again again doing the second step of Step 11: “click Get this Icon, copying the text and pasting into an HTML text widget”….tried that but my Wordress.org site would not accept the text. After a few days, a friend told me to go back to my Bloglovin “profile” (the little person icon on top of the page), look for “blogs by (name)”, click on the blog name, highlight/copy the URL on your computer header, now go back to your blog, paste the URL only (not the text) into your Profile/widgets. That worked.

  • Sold to Christ

    Thank you. This was so easy.

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  • FancyMadeSimple

    Thanks for the great tutorial!

  • http://letstalkboutfood.blogspot.in/ Sumit Sharma

    Great Post for integration with bloglovin!

    http://letstalkboutfood.blogspot.in/

  • http://www.laurendoeslife.com Lauren

    Thanks for this post! But I’m still having a problem. Ever since I switched to my self hosted site (through bluehost) on wordpress.org, my posts are no appearing on Bloglovin. I even deleted my account and made a new one and now nothing shows. Anyone have any ideas?

    • http://www.jennynhoch.com JENNYNHOCH

      Hi Lauren, I’m having the same issue. Were you able to sort this out?

      • http://www.laurendoeslife.com Lauren

        After I deleted my account and made a new one, the posts eventually showed up. Now it takes about 12 hours for my posts to populate on Bloglovin. I still want instant posts though!!

  • kalyan

    Do I need to pay money for it. Is it good to add the link to our blog. I’ve got the link waiting to verify. pls suggest.

  • Kayley and Katherine

    Oh my goodness, thank you! I was having a terrible time trying to figure out how to do this and your tutorial worked perfectly!

    http://poppyandpapaya.com/

  • http://beautyfirm.ru/ beautyline

    Thanks for sharing useful info!

  • http://www.jenuineblogger.com Jenuine Blogger

    this just helped me so much thanks. Will any future blog post I write automatically lik with my bloglovin account now?

  • Farah Khan

    Amazing article! Thanks so much for giving such a detailed steps to have Bloglovin on my website. http://www.kitchensetsarena.com/ . Do let me have I done okay. Or should I place the widget on some other location?

  • thebluntartist

    I can’t find my blog on bloglovin, what do I do? i host it on squarespace, is that why? Or is it because I don’t have enough traffic? Thanks. my blog is the-blunt-artist.com

  • http://www.fashvo.com Ej

    thanks for the helping tips

    http://www.fashvo.com

  • http://www.stephndstuff.com Stephanie

    My bloglovin use to work on my wordpress.com but, now that I am self-hosting it doesnt share? I tried the tutorial and its just not helping me.
    Any I would appreciate your help. Thank you

  • kelly

    thanks for the useful article.
    http://www.peonyandkelly.com