Birthday Blog Lovin’

Happy Birthday Kristina

Well yes, folks – today’s ma’ birthday. I’m one year closer to the big 3-0. Time flies! It seems like just yesterday I was in my mother’s womb…filming a vlog and thinking, “This will make a great blog post!”

But in all seriousness, today might actually prove to be a miserable one: I’m starting a very tough rotation at work, I’m on day shift for 12 hours while my husband is on night shift, which means we won’t even see each other until tomorrow night! :( So no b-day celebrations or kisses or dinner. But you know what would truly make my day? Read on!


In case you haven’t heard, Google is killing yet another of its services – however unfortunately this one is much more heartbreaking to its users. It is officially shutting down Google Reader on July 1, 2013. They cite their reasoning being that its readership is declining, and they want to devote more energy into fewer products. I guess the Google butter is spreading itself too thinly on its cracker.

But I’m not all that upset about it. Why? Because I never liked Google Reader in the first place. I disliked how clunky it was, and the frame-within-a-frame interface painfully grated on my aesthetic sensibility. I’ve always used one modality since its inception: bloglovin’.


Why do I prefer bloglovin’? It is simple, really. It is incredibly easy to use. It allows you to follow Blogspot and WordPress blogs alike (ANY blog on ANY platform, for that matter); furthermore, bloglovin’ is incredibly well designed and user-friendly–and they are constantly updating the site to the latest W3C standards and technologies; finally, it lets me click through the latest posts from the blogs I follow in a minimalist setup (I’m referring to the bloglovin’ bar) rather than an array of frames.

If you have been using Google Reader to keep track of all the blogs you follow, please don’t despair. I invite you, whether or not you’re coming from Reader, to sign up for bloglovin’ and transfer your feeds. Bloglovin’ is making it really simple to do, and it wants to have you as its user.


Step 1: Sign up for bloglovin’ (you can even just one-click with your Facebook account).

Step 2: Navigate your blog-reading-self over to bloglovin.com/import/reader

Step 3: Click the button to import, and sign into your Google account to authorize the transfer.

Done! Now you can read all of your favorite blogs on your computer, or even your iPhone (yep, there’s an app for that).

It would truly make my day if you would follow PSS via Bloglovin’. I’m trying to let my readers know about the changes to Google and to provide one unified place where we can all read blogs together. I’ve believed in bloglovin’ from the start, and I’m so happy to see how far it has come. Thanks so much for being a reader! It’s people like you that keep me chuggin’ along!

Follow on Bloglovin


By the way, this was not a sponsored post. I just really like bloglovin’ and couldn’t figure out what to write about for my birthday post…so I figured it may as well be a post that is useful to some of you, instead of the “look-at-me-I’m-special-today” routine.

  • Cintia Soto

    Since I discover bloglovin I love it, because I fallow my favorite blogs, and I comment all the time, but also I like comments on my blog wish normally never happen.
    But hey Happy Birthday I hope you had a wonderful day. :) reading your blog already.

  • Zunni

    Happy birthday!

  • http://twitter.com/feastfulife Feastful Life

    Happy happpy Birthday Kristina! Cheers to good health and long life! Enjoy your day. :)

  • http://pinksole.com/ Rachelle

    Happy Birthday Kristina, I’m 2 years closer to 30 yikes. I already follow on BL.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

  • http://www.asliceofglam.com/ A Slice of Glam

    Happy birthday!

  • Berit – Attached To Fashion

    Gratulerer med dagen! I hope you can enjoy it just a little bit today. And true, Bloglovin is the Best. I’ve heard that the the co-founder of Bloglovin Mattias Swenson is dating a blogger (Carolina Engman from Fashion Squad) and that she was the inspiration to Bloglovin :-) Funny little story. He was doing another project and while they took a break, she wanted to check some blogs. She opened them all, to check if someone had a new post… and then they had the idea for Bloglovin, so everyone could see the newest posts on their favorite blogs.

    And don’t forget the add-on for your browser. This way you can always stay updated.

  • http://www.thestylizedwannabe.com/ ashleigh

    I DO follow PSS on bloglovin! Before I ever started commenting on blogs I still read quite a few and was really frustrated trying to keep up with them all. I found bloglovin and have been in love ever since!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    -ash
    http://www.thestylizedwannabe.com

  • http://www.megoonthego.com/ Meg O.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Already following you on Bloglovin’, girl!!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/PrettySL Liz Flodström

    happy birthday, girl!!!

    I totally agree about bloglovin’! being able to follow blogs from any platform is the best! :)

  • Sequin Doll

    I agree — bloglovin is so nice and user friendly!
    Hope you have a happy birthday (even if it is filled with a long difficult shift)!
    http://www.sequindoll.com

  • baygirl30

    Happy Birthday Kristina…. Hope you and hubby can make up for the missed b’day celebration soon enough!!

  • Makeup

    Ok I’m following you now. I have know idea what any of this means. Happy Birthday. I remember 29. I’m 53. Love you’re blog.

  • Elizabeth Phillips

    Happy Birthday!!

  • TNK_Style

    Agreed! Bloglovin is amazing, so user friendly and makes keeping up with your fave blogs just as simple as scrolling through a Facebook newsfeed! Happy Birthday, hope you get to enjoy it over the weekend! :)

    http://tnkstyle.wordpress.com/

  • Melissa Kazebee

    I hope you have a wonderful birthday celebration with your hubby over the weekend and remember work makes time off that much sweeter! Happy Birthday!

  • http://lerablogs.blogspot.com/ Lera

    Happy birthday, dear! :-)

  • Call me M

    Happy Birthday Kristina! I wish you all the best. It’s a pity you can’t celebrate your birthday today but I hope you celebrate it with your husband another day. I’m sure you’ll have a really nice time. A nice dinner at home with some wine after those long shifts sounds good. Also, happy to find your are a fellow Taurus! :)

    Call me M @ Do You Speak Gossip?

  • http://thetiniestfirecracker.com/ Ashley

    Happy birthday! Hopefully you get to celebrate soon. I follow you on Bloglovin already, btw :D Its soooo much better than GR

    xo Ashley

    thetiniestfirecracker.com

  • http://twitter.com/Jax_and_Jewels Heidi

    Happy Birthday!!!! One downside of being an adult is having to work on one’s birthday. My 30th was a Wednesday this year and I definitely had to work that day!

    http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

  • Chelsea Mac

    Happy happy birthday! Your day may be blah because of work, but I’m sure this year will be the most fabulous yet!

    Chelsea
    Haute Child in the City

  • Aley

    followed PSS on bloglovin which led me to this post! It’s amazing how things go round and round. Happy Birthday.

    http://aleysalley.com

  • http://expandng.com/ lisacng @ expandng.com

    I actually preferred GReader but have found Feedly to be a good substitute, for now. Following you on Bloglovin nonetheless.

  • http://twitter.com/ABeautyMoment Aislinn B

    Happy belated birthday, Kristina! Even if you didn’t do an “I’m special” post, just know that you are special to all of us. You’re an inspiration to me and I think you’re so freakin funny in your videos, especially the bloopers. I love watching them. <3

  • Rebecca Tabb

    Yay! Yes yes yes! I was SO BUMMED about google reader being canceled and needed a way to follow my blogs! Thank you thank you!

  • http://www.chicfromhair2toe.com/ NERLINE GERMAIN

    I like bloglovin’ too. I just moved to them from networkblogs, which I heard was stealing my traffics. By the way, I love your blog. I found you on pintrest.

    http://www.chicfromhair2toe.com/

  • http://www.chicfromhair2toe.com/ NERLINE GERMAIN

    Happy Birthday!!

  • http://weheartbeautyblog.com/ Lara Love

    Happy Birthday darling dear!

    xox Lara http://www.weheartbeautyblog.com