FInd Me Here and There


IMG_7937 So to be honest, when the hullabaloo about Google Reader going away starting July 1st was going on, I didn’t much pay attention. At the time, July 1st seemed like a really long ways away, and I was still trying to get my kids to school on time, carrying homework that was completed and a lunch that somewhat resembled a lunch. I was like, c’mon man, I don’t have time to worry about this. But July 1st is almost here dude, and now I’m starting to play catch up and pay attention.

What does Google Reader going away mean for those of us that read blogs? Well, if you read them like me, it doesn’t mean much. I haven’t opened my Google Reader in years, and I prefer to read blogs via Facebook update links, tweets, even Instagram feeds. Or even via my own blogroll, which actually needs to be updated. Speaking of blogrolls, remember how important they were back in the day? I would always check out bloggers blogrolls to see who they were reading, and if you made it on someone’s blogroll, it was like the ultimate seal of approval. You got all giddy inside and gave yourself a self-congratulatory high five. No? Am I the only that did that?

Well, at any rate, I personally don’t read a lot of blogs via an actual reader, but I do subscribe to my favorite blogs to show support. I prefer email subscriptions if they have that offered, or bloglovin. I’ve had a bloglovin account for as long as I can remember and For The Love Of has been on bloglovin since its beginning. I know there’s all sorts of back and forth, and internet battles going on about bloglovin vs. feedly, but I personally love the clean look of bloglovin, and from the beginning it’s sort of catered to the fashion/style niche. Either way, I’m a fan, and I’m sticking with it because I’m also a creature of habit and if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?

If you’d like to import all of your current blog reads into bloglovin, here’s a tutorial.  It looks really easy.

Can I be honest, I don’t really know what it all means for us bloggers and readers leaving and stats disintegrating and all that stuff I probably should be concerned about. I don’t understand if I should stop asking people or directing people to subscribe via RSS feed or what. Do any of you know?

So for now, I thought I’d pop in to remind you lovely folks that I can be found via bloglovin

You can also subscribe via email by entering your email address in that box in the upper right hand corner.

And of course you can find me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get updates as I post.

In addition, I also wanted to share a post I wrote for Disney Baby about feeding Hayden, after finding out he had dropped to the 20th percentile in weight, after being in the 50th-60th percentile since he was born.  I panicked a little and made him a ton of new foods this past weekend, and turns out, he’s eating like a champ again.  Anyhow, I posted 5 new recipes I’ve made him and he’s enjoyed eating, as well as some ideas for finger foods.  He is the most excellent little self feeder and has got awesome fine motor skills already.  Now if only is gross motor skills would catch up, as the little dude isn’t even close to crawling and he’s still not rolling much.  There’s always something to worry about, even when your gut tells you there’s nothing to worry about.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Andrea is the founder of For The Love Of, a lifestyle blog dedicated to approachable, modern living. She writes about style, her love of DIY, and living a healthier life through wholesome, nutritious cooking. She is also a regular contributor at Babble. Get in touch: Facebook, Twitter You can find Andrea on Instagram @andreavhowe and @gwynethmademedoit

  • Kim says:

    I am so glad I never used Google Reader, seems like it would be SUCH a pain to deal with haha. I wouldn’t sweat it too much.

  • Kate says:

    I JUST started using a reader (feedly) because it’s easier when I’m on the go but 9/10 I click over via twitter/insta/facebook. And I miss blogrolls. I know a lot of people have chosen to do away with them (a byproduct of the “business” of blogging, I fear) but I LOVE them. I found you from one 😉 and I think they need to make a comeback.

  • Jules says:

    Nico’s gross motor skills weren’t the best, either. He took a while for everything. If I remember correctly, he was 2-3 months behind on everything. He didn’t even speak until after he was 2 years old.

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