Bloglovin'--I can see this is going to be a difficult relationship
The amount of information they bombard you with is incredible: its like being attacked by curious spiders. So far in two days I have had to unsubcribe twice and close out an entire nest of blogs that they want me to view.
I want what I have, and if I want others, I'll manage it, thank you very much. Why would I want to read about 20 other food blogs if I like the ONE I read now? It reminds me of over eager sales girls in a dress shop who suddenly realize that you are looking at grey dresses, and start hauling out all the grey clothing they can find. If you move on to brown or red, they follow you, arms laden with red chiffon and brown leather.
It also appears that if I do NOT join this thing there will be getting NO announcements from anyone about new posts. ("If you don't eat your cereal, young lady, there will be no saturday cartoons for you...")
It would appear that what Blogger has done is take a stab at becoming a social network, like Facebook.
Circles and Google + and now bloglovin' and most of them, once you belong, are inescapable. Close out Google+ and your entire blog will disappear, apparently, along with your front porch, the mailman, and the family dog.
picks up podium, exits stage left, staggering slightly