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Following Blogs: How do you follow and what makes you want to follow?
When I follow blogs these days, I do it with Bloglovin. Ever since the whole Google Reader thing went down, I moved over to Bloglovin' and so far I've liked it. I also use it on my phone, but I don't comment as much from there because I always end up with crazy auto-correct fails. Very rarely I will follow a blog by email. This really was something I did when I used GFC a lot and a blog that I loved didn't have a GFC gadget. I haven't followed a blog by email in a long long time. But really I read posts more through Bloglovin' than I do through the ones that come in my email anyway.
Why I follow
I follow blogs for all different reasons. My number one reason is that I find that we read a lot of the same books and have similar opinions on books. (Like right now anyone who doesn't like Love Letters to the Dead, I would probably follow since I feel like I'm the only one... likewise for someone who loved Tease). I also follow pretty blogs. I guess it's kind of like judging a book by it's cover, but if your blog is super pretty, I'll probably follow. I also follow people who seem really nice (in a genuine, not fake way).
I find new blogs to follow by visiting people who visit me. I also find a lot of blogs through Top Ten Tuesday. If someone posts a list that has a bunch of my fav books on there... I usually follow. Another way I find new blogs is through Saturday Situation on Candace's Book Blog.
I follow mostly all book blogs. There is ONE makeup blog that I like, a few fashion blogs, and one Pittsburgh blog, and that's about it. I guess I don't go topic crazy when it comes to blogs. I know a lot of you follow all the blogs, but I like books :)
So I'm super curious about you... how do you follow blogs (email, Bloglovin', Feedly, etc.)? What makes you follow a blog and where do you usually find new ones?