How To Set Up RSS Feed and Bloglovin

One of the most important aspects of writing a blog is having regular readers (otherwise you’d keep a private diary, right?).

In order to get readers to your blog you need to make sure you are providing a range of ways for them to find you.

Everyone has a preferred method for following blogs.

There are some that rely on social media updates, others like email notifications and some readers like to use a blog reader tool such as Bloglovin, Feedly, Pocket, Flipboard.

How to set up RSS feed and Bloglovin

A particularly important and useful tool to make sure of this is the RSS feed.

RSS is the acronym for Really Simple Syndication. It’s a basic language that shares your blog post with ‘readers’ or tools that allow people to read your blog elsewhere on the web.

To be honest, you don’t necessarily need to know how it works; you just need to make sure it has been set up for your blog. Most WordPress blogs should have this automatically part of their website as a simple .com/feed

There are a few tools you can use to deliver your RSS feed. I have used Feedburner, there is also Feedblitz which is a paid-for service that offers premium options.

blognix on bloglovin

I highly recommend listing your blog on Bloglovin. Ever since Google Reader was closed down (RIP) Bloglovin is growing in popularity as a blog syndication tool.

Again, you will need to create an account to claim your blog. They require you to add a small line of code to your blog so they confirm who you are. You can remove that code afterwards. Then you are good to go.

Just don’t forget to add the widget to your blog to let people know how to follow!

And of course you can follow Blognix on Bloglovin here.

About The Author

Elizabeth is the founder and editor of Blognix. She is also a freelance blogger, writer and social media trainer. She teaches workshops on blogging and social media offline and online. In 2015 Elizabeth became a Pinterest UK Ambassador, trained and endorsed to speak on their behalf. Elizabeth likes travelling, indoor picnics and oversized cocktail rings.

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One Response

  1. Karen Jolly

    Hey Elizabeth
    Thanks for your time on Blognix, such an amazing resource as a beginner!
    Are you planning a 2017 conference?
    Best, Karen

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