Thursday, March 14, 2013

Alas and Alack! (or, Google Reader's going away)

Google Reader's pulling the plug on July 1st. This is a huge blow to me because it's how I keep up with RSS feeds. So far, I have found the best alternative (for me) is feedly. If you sign up before July 1st with your Google account, it will automatically import your feed (blog) list, and they say that when Google Reader goes dark, they will continue to function "seamlessly" by transitioning you to feedly Normandy. Well, here's hoping!!

Meanwhile, I see that a lot of you are switching over to Bloglovin. So here's how you can follow me there:
Follow my blog with Bloglovin

PS--Happy Pi Day! =D

Edited to add: Bloglovin can be used as a reader, too...I just liked the interface better on feedly. But that's my personal preference. I think either will work great. I don't know if the Blogger dashboard will be going away or not...or what they'll do with any non-Blogger subscriptions you added there. It seems weird to me that they'd leave that in place and do away with Reader, but if they haven't said it's going away, I'd assume it will continue. If I find out anything else, I'll let you all know!

10 comments:

sparkeespud said...

Ditto those comments. I love Google Reader and am really sad to see it go. Right now I'm trying out Feedly on my iPhone and on my computer at home through the Chrome plug-in. So far I like.

Jane said...

I am trying feedly too... but what will happen if it doesn't transfer your google feed over?
Jane

Parsley said...

I am so lame, I just used my dashboard to connect to posts.

Hope we don't loose connections with bloggers who don't get us imported in!

Nic said...

I saw the warning message today and thought "oh, shit!". Like you that's how I keep up with blogs. Thanks for finding an alternative

Karen said...

Thanks Heather.... I was unhappy to hear this too so am going to explore the options you suggested.

Jackie said...

I've heard that Bloglovin can be used to read blogs too?

How do you like the look and functionality of Feedly? I read their blogs and it seems they have a lot of updates in the works. I'm not sure if that comforts me or not. I'm really going to miss Reader!

Ziggyeor said...

I had skimmed through the creative bloggers book but I know it mentioned feedly. I didn't even see the warning that google reader was going away!

Nancy said...

I never use Google Reader. I always just go to my Dashboard and read the blogs from there. Does this mean that I won't be able to do that anymore? They aren't getting rid of Blogger are they???

Melanie said...

I'm trying to like Feedly. I really am. But.
Enh.
Why Googles, whyyyyyyyyyyyy????????? *cry*

Joysze said...

Yeah.... Google kindly (NOT!!!) reminded me of this the other day. &$#*^%$&!!!!

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