I will put this out there now. I don't use a reader. Shoot me.
I think my style of blog reading is pretty old fashioned. I link up a load of blogs on a separate page that is linked at the top of my blog. I don't know which are updated I just click and hope!
Since hearing about the google reader news, I have come across blog lovin. Maybe I was in a happy mood, maybe I thought, lets just experiment. But I signed up and gave it a go.
So far I am liking what I see.
The process seems pretty simple. You sign up with your email or facebook and then simply search for blogs to follow. I found my favourite blogs really quickly by just tapping their name into the search box.
Just click on any of these and it will take you to the blog. You see the blog as you would normally so you don't lose any of the formatting or lovely art of the blog. You can also comment like normal and even add linkys like normal.
When you have finished reading the blog post there is a toolbar at the top of the page. It tells you how many other unread posts you have and you simply click "older" and it will take you to the next one.
So far I have found it a very clear and simple design. I had a bit of a problem "claiming my blog". Basically attaching Creating Paper Dreams to my username but that was fine- all sorted now.
I like that all the blogs I read are collected in one place and that I can still see the whole blog not just one post. It has also cut down my blog reading time. No fiddly tabs etc just one button to lead from one blog to the next.
I like it. I am reserving judgment till I have had a good few weeks of trialling but I am seeing good things.
Have you given blogLovin a go? Did you use google reader? How do you read blogs in general?