Friday, 22 March 2013

Bloglovin, Instagram, A Giveaway.....

And me....


I have added a new page to my blog layout. I was struggling to fit all the blogs I love on my blogroll on my sidebar. The limit was 25. This sounds a lot, but boy there are some great blogs out there! I was having to rotate them around so I could put all the ones I love on for a period of time. So I have created a permanent page which I will begin to list all the blogs I visit on a regular basis . If you want some blogs to lose yourself in, head on over here.



I am also encouraging my followers to follow on Bloglovin. It is a great way to follow your favourite blogs and you can easily import all the ones you follow from Google reader. All you do is click on your name, settings, scroll down to other and click on import blogs. You then select google reader and they all come chugging over to join you - perfect!



I love the layout of bloglovin. You get a clear list of all your blogs you follow and you can group them into categories so they are easy to find. I know , I know Mrs OCD again. As soon as one of your bloggers add a new post they come onto your home page with a large picture and some text. It is so clear and I find it very easy to navigate. You can opt for what e.mail updates you get. I have one update a day of the blogs who have posted and an e.mail when a new follower joins.



You can check it out here and follow me on bloglovin here or by clicking on the link in the right side bar.




Instagram is a great way of keeping up to date with people's daily lives. I often put snapshots of things as they occur during the day on here, but have only recently started to use it regularly! I  will be keeping account of our house extension as it progresses on Instagram so if you want to follow along you can follow me here or by clicking on the link in the right side bar.


I can't believe it has nearly been a year since I started blogging . I have decided it would be a good time to host my first Giveaway to celebrate this.
So I shall be posting about that next week - I have been gathering some delightful items together and am restraining myself from keeping them! Open to US and UK readers.

Have a lovely and not too wet weekend. 

XXX













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12 comments:

  1. Sounds great! I love Instagram too, great for rubbish photographers like myself!

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  2. Aww thanks Claire - I needed that help about the importing of blogs. I may have to plagiarise your words of wisdom on how to move the blogs over. I follow a lot on bloglovin already but some I view on blogger - don't know why. But it will be good to keep them all in one place. Being a little OCD along with yourself there.

    And nearly a year in blogging. Me too!

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  3. I love bloglovin' too. I love the fact that the blog post vanishes after you click on it, so I know I've read that one and don't continue to click on it thinking I didn't read it. It's made it so much easier. And now that I learned how to transfer all my blogs into it, it's been even easier to keep up. I wish I had done that a long time ago. I hope you have a great weekend xx

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  4. I suppose I had better do this Bloglovin thing with GFC going awol soon. Have a fab weekend x

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  5. Can I gatecrash yours and Sue's Birthday party please Claire - been nearly a year for me too - can't believe it! I need to get on Instagram myself - it's been on my list of 'to do' things for a while - will definitely follow you once I set it up! Looking forward to your giveaway! Have a great weekend! xx

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    1. It wouldn't be a party without you Jenny!! We started almost the same week didn't we? Where has that year gone! I'll have to have a big house warming when the kitchen is finished and invite you all down!!

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  6. Love the new page...I'm off to check some of your blog recommends!
    Would love you to check out my latest outfit post :)
    Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  7. Thanks for the links to follow on Insta and Bloglovin....I knew the change was coming but still need to be prompted to actually do something about it! Looking forward to the competition too. Have a great weekend-stay warm! Ax

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    1. Thanks Avril. I thought I'd better get used to using it now before it all changes. I actually prefer bloglovin - it is much more simple which suits me!! x

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  8. Hey dear!
    I like your posts sweety! I like your blog a lot! This is my first visit here but definitely not the last :) Check out my blog if you have a free minute :)Would you like to follow each other?xx
    Wish you a nice week!
    VIEWRAMA

    my
    fashion blog


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