I know, I know, I'm sure you have heard many a time around the interwebs that Google Reader has bitten the dust. In honor of a new beginning, what follows is a little plug for my site. If you like keeping up with this blog, follow Mara Dawn here at Bloglovin or Feedly.
I've tried both readers, and my personal preference is Bloglovin. I like the simplicity of the design and how you can view the blog posts easily in their original design to get more of the character of each blogger. I also like a new feature where you can follow an individual in addition to a blog. It's a nice way to see what others are reading as a way to discover new blogs and interesting posts. However, both readers well-designed. The designer in me is thankful that we've been forced to trash the clunky Google Reader for two sleeker alternatives.