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’:
Go to bloglovin.com and sign up for an account. Then check your email for the confirmation email. Confirm.
Once you confirm your email, you need to follow three blogs to get started. (Maybe those three blogs can be WCBC member’s blogs).
When set up is complete, click on the heart button and select “Your Blogs”.
Then click claim blog.
Type the URL of your site into the text box. Then select your blog from the list.
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.
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.
Once Bloglovin’s text has been published in your blog post, go back to the Bloglovin site and click on “Claim blog”.
Delete the Bloglovin text you added to your site. Once you have claimed your blog, it is ok to remove it.
Now you will be brought to your site’s Bloglovin page and can view statistics.
Next add a Bloglovin button to your site. Click on the heart button and then select “Bloglovin button”.
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.
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