A little while ago, Google made the announcement that it would no longer host Google Reader as a way to follow your favorite blogs beginning on July 1st. This means you will no longer see a list of updated blog posts when you log into the Blogger Dashboard and Google Reader. This "Join This Site" Google Friend Connect button that you are so used to seeing is speculated to disappear as well.
Fortunately, there is a way to easily keep up with your blog reading through a relatively new website, Bloglovin'.
Now you can create an account with Facebook. I actually just clicked the link below the Facebook button and signed up with my e-mail.
Then, you will be prompted to check your e-mail and verify by clicking the link that you were sent.
Click the blue "Import from Google Reader" button.
Click "Accept" and you are done! The next screen will show you that your favorite blogs are being imported.
And now you're done! All your favorite blogs are in one place. Just scroll down to see recent posts!
Now, what will you do when you find a new blog you want to follow? Well, I assume many bloggers
will be looking for a new way to keep track of their followers. I have installed this Blogger button on my blog to give future fans an easy way to follow. You can also use the search feature in Bloglovin' to search for a blog and add it to your reading list.
I hope this makes your transition from Google Reader to Bloglovin' a little less painful!
Follow my blog with Bloglovin