Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Dear Bloglovin': What is Happening?!

I was already frustrated with Bloglovin with the whole Blog feed turned social media. Today I logged in and What the heck? How do I have 27,000 followers? That's not possible.

Mary to the rescue!!! I'm going to leave the post up so it's not weird that it goes *poof*, but Mary (Idle Fancy) responded and stopped my freak out!

"The same thing happened to the CSC and Jenmy emailed them about it. Apparently, when people say that they're interested in sewing, a curated list of blogs is suggested as a subscription starter pack. Most people automatically subscribe to those on that screen, so it hugely boosts their follower counts, even if the users don't then go on use Bloglovin much. They're not fakes, just newbies, for the most part I think."

I DON'T  WANT FAKE FOLLOWERS!

Well, I totally don't. But it seems like they're not spam accounts. Whew. And I won't end up on GOMI for buying followers. :-p

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  1. Yea I didn't get the new bloglovin feed, either however it says I only have two followers on bloglovin, and I think that's pretty accurate!!! lol

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    1. The new feed makes me so sad :(

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    2. lol... Yea, I have 2 as well.. They are both new, so I'll take it! haha

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  2. Hi!
    I am a new follower! I found yourblog through Bloglovin and I've been reading most entries as they pop up as often as I've been able to, so don't be too frustrated with Bloglovin, it clearly is working its magic! I really enjoy your sewing adventures and I'm happy that I've come across your blog, without installing the Bloglovin app on my phone, I would probably never have found your or any of the other interesting and lovely blogs which I am following now... so maybe you do just have a massive following that you weren't even aware of 😊😊😊.

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    1. Aww. Thank you for the kind comment! All I could think was that I was going to end up on GOMI as a thread! Hahaha!

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  3. The same thing happened to the CSC and Jenmy emailed them about it. Apparently, when people say that they're interested in sewing, a curated list of blogs is suggested as a subscription starter pack. Most people automatically subscribe to those on that screen, so it hugely boosts their follower counts, even if the users don't then go on use Bloglovin much. They're not fakes, just newbies, for the most part I think.

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    1. Jenny, that is. My thumbs are too big for iPhone typing! Also, I have to say, I was really excited to see you were also on that list. Yours is reliably one of my favorite blogs to read.

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    2. Jenmy!!! :-p

      OH!!!! That makes so much sense! Okay I'll update my post. Thank you Mary!

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  4. I get your blog through Feedly because I don't really like using bloglovin. Don't know why but just don't. So I must be one of the 27,000

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    1. I second the feedly. I love how I can organize blogs by type, so I can read the ones I really follow, and casually scroll through blogs I occasionally read in a separate folder.

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  5. Also I have found if you click over on the right hand side, "blog feed" instead of "my feed" you get a little less of the social media vibe. (At least I don't see every time someone favorites and saves something anymore.)

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    1. THANK YOU! I browse from my cell about 90% of the time and would be confused until I realized I was seeing something someone else liked! Haha!

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    2. Maggie I was going to write about blogloving and the post about bloggers I follow (for example: X loves this, or Z favorite, or Y follows T). This kinds of post plus ads it's making me love less and less blogloving. And now the "fake" followers.....

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  6. I don't remember how I found your blog, but I follow it in Bloglovin. You make awesome clothes. Maybe your numbers are inflated, but some of us are genuinely interested in your sewing adventure

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  7. I am fairly new to blog reading, and I have just begun garment sewing again after a twenty year hiatus and I LOVE reading your blog! I wish I had access to all this info all those years ago! Thank you, everyone of you, for your blog posts ,

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  8. I've been following your blog on Bloglovin for some time and think it works fine. I don't see what other people have liked, but I have a list of blogs that I have chosen to follow. I love reading yours!

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  9. I did not start following you from bloglovin. Somehow the people i started following had this button and I must have pressed it. It is a pain in the neck since I already be emails that you posted new blogs. From my tab I can not unfollow but the next time I am on a desktop, I plan on uninstalling bloglovin. But I will keep following you.

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  10. I think the reason maybe some look like spam accounts is that they don't have blogs. I follow like 250 blogs or something but I don't have any followers bc I don't have a blog and no one cares what posts I am saving (I assume). Just a thought

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  12. I leave my bloglovin feed on unread. So I only get the newest posts.

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  13. I cannot find my Bloglovin' password or login name and, admittedly, haven't searched how to change the password. I find it chunky and may switch to Feedly. In fact, I'm having a moment with Blogger and its crazy random and mysterious formatting. I had no idea about the curated blogs thing. Hmm.

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  14. I don't really like Bloglovin anyways (even if they aren't fake followers), it's just set up too weird for actual reading I think. I use Feedly which looks pretty similar to the now defunct Google Reader

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  15. Haha, I am one of those who registered to Bloglovin and klicked sewing as one of my interests and started getting these potpourri posts that also feature your posts. Also happened to click food and now Bloglovin is bombarding my email with hundreds of trending posts by some airhead food bloggers... food that even does not fit in to my diet. Anyways, I think your blog is interesting. But disappointed with Bloglovin and need to switch off all email activity. Will probably follow you via the app if that is possible without all the spam. :)

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    1. Although isn't it great that Bloglovin thinks your blog is one of the leading blogs in the sewing scene and wants to share with so many readers? :D

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  16. I noticed that! I'm moving my blog subscriptions to Bloglovin'....not a great platform, but it's the best one I know of (given that I'm currently searching for new blogs to follow). But ugh, it's got some annoying quirks, definitely based on them wanting to become a social platform/network instead of a RSS reader with great visuals. Boo.

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