I'm confused about the fuss with Google Reader closing.
To read the new posts of the blogs that I Follow, I use the list that appears on my Dashboard page, next to Reading List. I just click on the blog name or post name, & go read it... then when I am finished reading/commenting on that post, I just close & go back to the list. Simple, apparently. Never used Google Reader.
Now I am reading all over the blogs about Bloglovin... & the hoops that some bloggers have gone through to get established there. So here are some questions:
If I do not connect Hibiscus Stitches with Bloglovin, will I lose my Followers? & Will I lose the blogs that I Follow? Will my blog be harder to find? And what is this about 'claiming' my blog name?
I have read that some bloggers have had to set up Facebook pages as part of their Bloglovin sign up... As I do not use Facebook (& never intend to) does this exclude me from using Bloglovin?
I have clicked over to the information about Reader, to see if I can find out some of these answers, but as usual, no answers are to be easily found. And it seems that I actually HAVE to sign up to Bloglovin if I want to actually find out anything about Bloglovin in the first place....
I might sound simple here, but I thought the idea of having those blog post updates on my Blogger Dashboard was so that I can just read them at my blog, so to speak. Why would I want to go sign in to another site/place, just to read updates on the blogs I Follow, when they are already on my Dashboard?!
For people who Follow & read blogs, but do not have their own blog, a site like Bloglovin makes sense, but not so much for people who Do blog...
Clearly, more research is required from me... yes, I am not very techno-savvy, so all this signing up & linking & importing of lists... it leaves me scratching my head. It sounds like a case of managing my blog from two places, not one.
Advice... tips... links... facts... information... any plain-speaking brain-unscrambling is most welcome!