You know how addicted I am to Twitter and Instagram, don’t you? I just have to check for updates on both apps whenever I’m holding my iPhone. That’s like….every 10 minutes!
I don’t really check updates from my favorite blogs that often tho. Heck, I don’t even check my own blog on my phone. And you know what? Nuffnang found out that only 1% of blog readers from 1,000,000 Nuffnang blogs in Asia read their blogs on their mobile phones. 1%! That is almost like nothing compared to Twitter and Facebook (50% of Twitter’s 175 million users and 54% of Facebook’s 900 million users are mobile users). I found out about this at the preview of NuffnangX last month.
So what is NuffnangX?
It’s basically a mobile app for reading blogs. It’s like Twitter and Instagram, but for blogs. On Instagram, you get photo feeds; on NuffnangX you get blog feeds. You can follow your favorite blogs and whenever those blogs are updated, they will appear on your feed (kind of like Twitter timeline)… like this:
Obviously you need to scroll down to see all the feeds. Here’s a better view, printscreen-ed and cropped from the web. It’s exactly like this on the mobile app, only not as wide la:
NuffnangX will simplify each blog post by picking up the most interesting line to display it on your feed (don’t ask me how they do it). And yes, there’s also a photo. Pretty cool, huh?
My favorite feature is the NuffnangX Conversation. I don’t know about you, but filling in forms is one of the things I’m so lazy to do. It’s quite a hassle. And that’s what you need to do when you want to leave a comment on a blog. You need to fill up the comment form with your name, your email and your web url (if any). Sometimes you even have to type in the word verification thing. I feel you. It’s so annoying! Leaving comments is one thing, responding to them is another. As a blogger, I admit that sometimes I overlooked some comments, especially for previous posts. Sorry!
With NuffnangX Conversation, bloggers will be notified when someone left a comment on a particular post (whether via the NuffnangX plugin on website or via the mobile app) and also when they have new followers, just like how Instagram notifies when someone commented/liked your photos or followed you. This way, bloggers get to reply to the comments instantly and when the blogger replies to your comment, you will also get the notification on your mobile phone. It will be something like a Whatsapp conversation, like this:
That’s my blog manager by the way, commenting on my New Shoe Cabinet post. Before NuffnangX, he never left a comment on my blog. 😛 Commenting on blogs has never been this fast and easy, you just gotta try it yourself!
Another feature is the discovery of new blogs from all around the world, just by clicking on the Recommended tab at the bottom of the screen.
Again, you need to scroll down to view them all. There are more than 20 blog categories including Fashion, Food, Beauty, Crafts, Design, Parenting, Personalities, Music, Politics, Travel, Sports, just to name a few. My new favorite blog is Smaggle.com which I just discovered, thanks to NuffnangX.
NuffnangX is available for free on the Apple App Store for iPhones and Google Play for Androids, or you can check out the website at www.nuffnangx.com. Download the app and do follow me! Just search for The Pink Stilettos. Thanks! 😀