can't anymore. Or at least that's what I've gathered through other people's posts. I like to keep up with my favorite blogs through the sidebar on my own blog that looks like this:
There are about 25 on there, but I only show 5 at a time. ;)
But now that GFC, or Google Reader, is gone, most people are using Bloglovin' to keep up with their fave blogs. It sends you an email whenever blogs you follow are updated. Most people, like me, have a button that looks like this:
If you're already getting emails when this blog is updated, you probably signed up for emails awhile ago through this link on my sidebar:
which also works just fine. The biggest difference is that Bloglovin' shows the posts just like they appear on the blog, whereas the RSS feed ("the get-updates-by-email version) doesn't allow videos or the blog HTML to come through in the emails.
The other easy option for updates is through Facebook. If you "like" the blog page, then you'll see the new post links on your newsfeed whenever you check FB.
All that to say, I figure if you want to read what's going on around here, you will. But that's my understanding on GFC disappearing and what people are doing to follow blogs instead.
You can also find me a few other places too- I love to keep up with readers and make new blogger friends, so feel free to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org), comment, or reach out through twitter or IG (@hmnelsen for both). I'm totally a blog stalker myself and don't think it's weird at all, so don't be shy about saying hello! ;)
On a different note, I've been wanting to change the look around here. If you know of anyone who does great blog design and doesn't cost a fortune, I'd love for you to pass along their info to me! Or, if YOU are a blog designer and would like to spread the word about your business, shoot me an email or leave a comment below, and we can chat. :)
Hope your week is off to a great start! I'll be back later this week with my Maggiano's contest recipe and some more Tally pics. Here's a little teaser for now:
Can't wait to share it with you!