Since Google Reader (Google Friends Connection/GFC) is going away, I saw that many book bloggers I'm following started to use bloglovin'. Since I don't really understand what best to follow, and since I need to follow my fellow book bloggers anyway, I decided to join bloglovin' as well. Honestly, I've never really checked, or knew exactly how to use the Google Reader. My bad. :D And guess what, ever since I use bloglovin', so far I'm pretty enjoying using it.
So, maybe from now, instead of using GFC, I'd ask people to follow me via bloglovin'. Of course, GFC is still available until July. But why don't we get ready and start join the bloglovin' from now? :)
Along with this post, I also want to know this:
What way do you use to follow bloggers/people that you like best?
Twitter? I have reached my limit for following 2000 people, and I can't follow people for now unless the number of my followers increasing. I'd appreciate if you follow me via Twitter here. :D)
RSS? (another confession to make, I still don't get what RSS is)
Networked Blogs? Just like Twitter, I've just found out that you have limit 200 for following. At least that's my case.
Google Plus? (I rarely check this, too)
I'm one of those giveaway addicts. So at first I sign up almost everywhere just to add the entry on rafflecopter, and in the end I rarely check them out.
For me, most of the time, the way I got updated from those bloggers was through emails because I can check them from my Blackberry and I got updated like almost every minutes, or seconds, and it's pretty easy to know what's going on. I read reviews, memes, and any other post. The bad news: having my way following via email like that, I, of course, rarely make a comment, even though I want to at that time, right away. That's confirming I'm one of those silent reader/stalker. :D
Since most of the time the signal around my house was pretty bad, I can hold on to only emails. Sometimes all I can do is just adding star to mark it as an important one to check on later. That way, whenever I get a chance to go online from laptop/PC, I just get back to it. I also use a different email to follow people. So it won't mix with my personal emails. But of course, with all those emails, it's pretty overwhelming. And you can miss an important news, too, like the announcement that you're a winner giveaway. My solution, use another email whenever you need to fill the email form as a way to contact you. :D
The second best for me: Facebook. And of course, I have this special account, too, for following people/fan page.
The third best? Twitter. Another different account from my personal twitter.
And of course, Goodreads. :)
Well, enough for that. Let's just move on to the giveaway. Since it's about joining bloglovin, Follow Me via Bloglovin' is mandatory. The rest is extra.
There will be 2 winners and each of them get to choose $10 Amazon GC or $10 shopping spree from The Book Depository. So you can choose one, two, or three. Of course, this is INTERNATIONAL as long as you're legal to use Amazon GC or The Book Depository ships to your country (you can check it here)