Bloglovin’ “lost” some of the blogs I was following, only to have all of the missing posts mysteriously show up a few days later. And several of the posts I’d already read would pop back up as unread.
Several of my blogging friends recommended Feedly and said they loved it, so decided to tackle the transfer during Bloggiesta.
Since I already had a Feedly account from when Google Reader bit the dust, I decided to transfer my feed from Bloglovin’ as a back up of sorts. I’d give Feedly a try and, if I didn’t like it for some reason, at least my feed would be safe if Bloglovin’ went nuts again.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t as easy as I expected.
There was no simple tutorial online, which surprised me. After digging around and randomly clicking this and that, I found
I downloaded the Bloglovin’ feed (called an OPML file) to my computer using the Export link, then uploaded it to Feedly using the Import link (make sure you see where your computer downloads the file, as I tend to not pay attention and have to go on search and destroy missions).
After my account was updated with my Bloglovin’ groups, I noticed that there were duplicate listings from my original Feedly account as well as old blogs I no longer followed.
To save myself time reorganizing everything, I decided to delete all of my feed and import Bloglovin’ again. Worked perfectly!
I’ve been using Feedly for several weeks now and really like it! I can create groups just like I did in Bloglovin’ and bookmark posts to read later. My favorite feature is the index, where I can see all the groups with new posts at once.
Curious if anyone else has made the switch and what you think? Do you prefer Feedly? Bloglovin’? Or another reader out there?