Ever since switching from Blogger to WordPress I have had intermittent problems with Bloglovin’ not pulling my posts. Sometimes it’s to do with my RSS feed, sometimes it’s not. It’s all rather infuriating. Bloglovin’ sometimes takes hours and hours to show my posts. That’s not to say it’s a problem exclusive to Bloglovin’, all RSS readers seem to be having the same trouble.
But alas, I digress. The reason I am about to wax lyrical about Feedly, is because I started to look for Bloglovin’ alternatives during a moment of despair. I have the same problem with my posts taking hours to show, which means it must be something at my end, but in hunting for a fix, I think I’ve found my new favourite RSS reader.
I love the interface of Feedly. It catagorises the blogs you follow and shows them in your feed separately. Rather than all posts listed together.
I’ve decided to use Feedly for reading blogs that are more like magazines. You know the ones, beautiful editorial pieces and they post daily, sometimes more. In Bloglovin’ they clog up my feed and I genuinely don’t have time to read them all. This inevitable leads me into a ‘I just don’t have enough time’ panic and hitting the ‘mark all as read’ button. Sadly, this means that some of your lovely personal posts get thrown in the bin along with them.
I also suspect that Feedly is a traffic thief, as you read posts in a nifty looking reading window. It doesn’t automatically take you to the blog. I don’t want to deny all you lovely bloggers your traffic, so I’ve kept all my personal blogs in Bloglovin’. Plus having you guys separate means I am much less likely to miss a post.
Have you guys tried Feedly? What do you think? Or perhaps you use something else completely?