Since the demise of Google Reader, I've searched for an acceptable replacement and Bloglovin' seems to be the best fit for me. I wish I were able to read the post right in the reader instead of visiting the actual blog post but it does make commenting more likely and commenting is good. Comments make the blog world go round and are a great way to accomplish the goal of blogging for me...interacting with other book lovers.
Because time is limited I've been tweaking the way I organize my Bloglovin' subscriptions to maximize the number of blogs I can get read. I use the folders feature to categorize them all out. I categorize them in different ways such as one for food, parenting, scrapbooking, entrepreneurship/reselling, etc. The book ones are broken down even further and this is the best time saver for me.
I have Book FAVORITES that includes those blogs that I want to read every single time there is a new post. These are also the blogs that I comment on the most often. In other words, these are the best of the best. My book blogger BFFs.
Next is Book WATCHING. These are blogs that I think I'll end up loving and moving to FAVORITES but these are not quite the cream of the crop yet. I don't mind going a day or two between reading these but I don't want to miss them either. I tend to think of these as important but not urgent.
I set up genre specific ones for the blogs that are really specialized. I don't read many romance novels, for instance, but have found some awesome blogs that do nothing but review romance and erotica. If I'm in the mood for a specific type of book, I can check these folders and find a great recommendation.
I also have a CONTEST AND FEATURE FOLLOW folder. These are blogs that I followed for entries into a contest or followed in a Feature and Follow Friday post that I like but am not familiar enough with yet to know how to categorize them. If they are very genre specific, they immediately go in that genre folder but if they are all over the place like my blog is, I put them here to make sure they are something I really want to keep.
As soon as I add a new blog to my Bloglovin' feed, I add it to a folder. It's super simple but keeps me organized. When you follow as many blogs - books or not - as I do, there has to be a way to keep the top ones at the top without losing out on the other great blogs too.
I hope this was of some help to one of my readers. Am I the only one who is insane about following blogs and a bit OCD about organizing them? Tell me I'm not....please?
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