Thursday, March 14, 2013

No Google Reader?!

Update: What I really liked about Reader was how it made it easy to see which blogs had new posts, and also gave folders to group people - like I have my bee people in one spot, 'online friends' in another...

From your speedy tips (Thanks!), I just signed up for both bloglovin and feedly - and at first glance, I think I like feedly much better. Bloglovin crashed in the first attempt at migration, while feedly took just a couple of seconds. Feedly has all my Reader folders and current unread count in place and correct. Bloglovin doesn't seem to have any folders at all, all the unread post counts are wrong, and it's linked to Facebook - which puts me off a bit. Feedly seems to be a Google product? It was happy that I had Chrome.....haven't looked into it that much, yet.

Let me know if you have any thoughts on those two or another...

Lola Bea Fabric

The fabric has nothing to do with the post, but it's pretty!  And the huge stack of photos I've taken for blog posts-to-be are still unedited.

Reader popped up a little message today that it will be gone on July 1st. And I had to use some kind of takeout service to get all my Reader links into some random kind of file.

Is this a hint that we shouldn't bother following all the blogs anymore?! What is everybody going to use, it almost seems strange to go back to a long list of browser bookmarks.

Tell me what you will do......I have no idea what the choices are out there.

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19 comments:

Stephanie said...

I've tried google reader but didn't care for it. I just have my reading list of blogs on my main page (home page) for my blogs (I use blogger). That has always worked for me. I just scroll back to the last post I read and every one I want to read I click on and go to the actual blog. You can't read the whole post unless you go to the actual blog. Does this make sense?

Flaun of I Plead Quilty! said...

What Stephanie said. I use my Blogger list, too.

Nikki said...

I don't like to click around so much (I'm lazy!) so I'm going to miss Reader very much. This morning I've read up on other options and it sounds like Feedly might be a good option.

m @ random musings said...

I'm looking closely at feedly; they claim to make migration seamless. http://www.feedly.com/

Kati said...

I tried out Feedly last night. I like their phone app better than reader, but am still trying to figure out the best way to use their homepage on the computer. The transition was not problem at all.

Camilla said...

I have put Feedly on my laptop and android too, easy transition as it picks up all your stuff from Google reader and they promise to keep them all when it goes. However am still getting used to it.

Kellye Quilts said...

I just read this on Camille's blog:
http://camilleroskelley.typepad.com/simplify/2013/03/just-a-little-update.html

Katie B said...

I've heard good things about Bloglovin' too. I'll check out that and Feedly.

Aunt Spicy said...

I love Reader...I am sad...

gale said...

I'm trying bloglovin and so far like it better than any alternatives I've tried. They do seem to have folders but I'm not sure if they work like google reader's do. If you go to your bloglovin homepage and click on a blog, there's a drop down at the top that says 'add to a group' and you can create folders there. I haven't played with it much yet. I need to figure out what goes in what folder first. Too bad it didn't import my google reader feed folders.

Jan said...

I like Feedly, I really don't like Blog Lovin'.

~Michelle~ said...

Yeah, they made this announcement about a year ago, but I decided to blissfully ignore it until today. I think I like feedly.

Jenniffier Kramer said...

I am liking feedly so far. I have bloglovin as a way to follow, I like that you get emails with updated posts, but I just don't know about following everyone there. I don't want an email with 200 post on Wednesday when everyone done their work in progress posts. who knows this just makes me sad.

katie z. said...

Thanks for the warning... I haven't seen that message yet.

Oh, and... Habemus papam!

Emily Hide said...

I had the same response!
I'm sure I read a thing today where Google Reader gets more traffic than Google+ or something? I was sleepy..
Giving Feedly a go.

QuiltNut Creations said...

Gale, I signed up with bloglovin last night and started importing blogs. Today there is a notice on bloglovin that they will import for you from Google

Dolly said...

I use the "configure blog list" gadget from blogger, in my sidebar. Granted there is no organization of folders, but you could put the gadget in several times, with blogs divided any way you like, renaming the gadget with each group.

Is this the gadget that's going away?

Jen B said...

Not loving the alternatives right now. Digg is building a reader, I'm hoping that fills in the gap.

KerryQ said...

I read blogs thru Flipboard on my ipad. Flipboard posted a blurb that said your Google reader feed will till work on Flipboard after Reader is gone.