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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Not really lovin bloglovin.

So I am trying to read blogs sometimes! And when I do I never get comment replies. Only o don't say much because my replies have been so slow anymore. 

One thing I noticed since giving up google reader and using bloglovin, when I comment it says tonya Owens instead of hillbilly Tonya. Someone just now explained it is because when I comment, it accesses my google account instead of my blogger account, Which makes me look like a non reply blogger.

So after asking a couple more questions, I found out that the glitch of it accessing my google account over my blogger account is because I do my blog reading via bloglovin. Not my blogger blog roll, because I have non google blogs I like to follow. ( or at least I used to. My reading list is WAY smaller than it used too be too. I didn't reduce it all that much. )

So.... I'm left being a non reply person if I read via bloglovin...or I miss part of them if I read via blogger. 

Why are they making my dive back into blog land such a difficult dive??!!

13 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I am still using my blog list - a few blogs I like to follow got lost , but I used their 'e-mail' following. I just am so busy that I tend to lose track of what is where - but I do like to reply to posts and to commentors. I think they never heard of the adage - if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

elliek said...

I'm not up with all this and am just hoping that I don't lose all the blogs I like to read. As Vrooman's quilt says if it ain't broke don't fix it. I am bad enough at the computer without having to try and work all this out!!!! Hugs

QuiltSue said...

Change for change's sake is never a good thing. I hadn't realised about the comments through Bloglovin, I'll have to check out how I appear now.

Dorian said...

Tonya, I read all my blogs thru my blog list on my dashboard, and some of them are thru Wordpress, they aren't all thru Blogger. You just click the 'add' button on the left hand side, above your blog list, and you can enter any blog address there, doesn' have to be a Blogger one. Hope that helps :)

beaquilter said...

I'm doing feedly, but it takes a bit of getting used to, but it's growing on me, I kind of miss my blogger dashboard, but now I don't write posts thru blogger either, I use live writer and LOVE that..... so.....

Jindi's Cottage said...

Mmmm....I've been very absent from the whole blogland thing recently (well for a few months really) and have struggled to just read blogs, mostly I've been skimming and hitting read when they really aren't and formulating sentences to comment has been beyond my full to over capacity brain cells so I didn't realise that there was an issue with the commenting thing...I use a reader for the same reason you do and while I discovered that I could subscribe in the blogger dashboard I'm not keen on the way that works either...so as you already know my email addy can you tell me if I come up as a no-reply because I'm commenting through Bloglovin'??? Oh my, think the brain cell space must have cleared out 'coz now I've gone and written a whole book for a comment !!! *LOL*

shayshap said...

Tonya are you using Google +? kathy

shayshap said...

Hi Tonya, If you are using Google +, all the no reply fixes don't work but I think this one will. Here is a great link to try and fix it. http://www.venustrappedinmars.com/2013/06/google-ultimate-no-reply-blogger.html

thanks, kathy

Beth Beal said...

Tonya, I am now using Feedly. It seems good.

Julie Fukuda said...

Just when you think you have things figured out, google or blogger go and change it all around. If it is frustrating for you, think of us senior bloggers who will never catch up!

Katie M. said...

I write my blog posts through Live Writer, but read all the blogs I follow through the Blogger Dashboard and I have had no issues.... Hope there isn't some change coming that I don't know about and not ready for....

Dawnmarie's Life said...

I tried bloglovin but it just doesn't work the way reader did. So I'm on feedly. All my blogs transferred over, even the folder organization I had. You can adjust the settings to get an experience very similar to reader. I just scroll through and it marks them as read. I can choose to read by category. I can scan for what I want to read just as quickly as on reader. And the layout is very similar (once I made some adjustments on the settings.) I didn't have to give up any of my blogs. I tried 4 different readers to decide which one worked the closest to google reader. Give Feedly a try and see if it works for you.

Carla said...

I have found that I can't always comment on some blogs now. But it could be because I'm reading them when they're 2 months old like now.

I like how bloglovin groups the daily blogs together. Now I imported all the blogs I follow to bloglovin and I don't think I'm missing anyone but I could be.

Hell I don't know.
And I assume I'm still a friendly reply blogger. I owe people replies and I'm getting to them slowly.

Hope you're having a good day today anyway!