Thursday, March 14, 2013

No More Google Reader

I read this last night at CNet and heard it on the news this morning.

So how are we to read our beloved blogs now?

The article lists these alternative methods:

  • Google Currents, which works with only tablets and smartphones right now, uses the same idea 
  • Google+ gives people a way to keep tabs on both news feeds and social activity by friends, merging two, once disparate Web activities, into one experience.
  • standard viewing option in Safari, with what is now known as "reader." 
  • On the Web there are tools like NewsBlur, FeedReader, Netvibes, and RebelMouse.
  • 5 alternatives suggested from CNet
  • Blog Lovin which I think I might try

Do you read your blogs through google reader?  Do you other methods?  Any suggestions?

I have google reader on my phone and laptop.  Now time to prepare to switch, grrrr.  All that just cuts into sewing time  and other fun time.

19 comments:

  1. Hi Lori, I use both Blogger and Bloglovin and can highly recommend it. It allows you sections so you can read different kinds of blogs and categorize them. I find it really helpful!
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  2. Seriously all I do is log into blogger and read from my list. It was a little troublesome at first on my iPad to do that but now it works fine. I just found that to be the easiest way for me.

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    1. That's what I do too!

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  3. I read about Reader closing this morning. Not happy about it. I picked Feedly to start out with - it sync'd with Google reader so I didn't have to do anything. I like it so far. We'll see how it goes. Thumbs down to Google.

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  4. I just saw this too and made a switch to Feedly which was easy as and ready about it in the CNet article you referenced. I'm also considering a trial with Blog Lovin. I'll have to see what works best. I'm curious to also know what other ideas people have.

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  5. I read a recommendation on Feedly as well. I put an email in to a techie guy for his take as well. Ah well, change is change, especially with technology!

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  6. It's a bummer for a lot of people, I know, but no help here - my blogroll is sorted to show current posts and I read from that.

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  7. I got this message yesterday so I went on a search and I found Feedly, with a little tweaking it is the closest that I found to Google Reader. I'm pretty happy with it and it's still web based so you don't have to download anything or try to read blogs from your phone.

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  8. I just downloaded Bloglovin and it reminds me quite a bit of my "Reader Summary" that I just scroll through to "read" my blogs. We'll see how it goes. It was confusing to get it to sync with Reader, but at least I have a list now of all the blogs I stalk ..... errr follow. :)

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  9. I am so with you! And very annoyed. Last night I had a look around but not being overly tech savvy didn't come up with anything. I'll wait to see what others are doing. I have noticed that the app on my iPhone hasn't been working for awhile too - just sending me to a list of google apps which did not include Reader - now I know why! I remember when I used Bloglines!

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  10. I just read them from my blogger dashboard list.. it's easy:)

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  11. I use Bloglovin and found it easy to load for a not very techy mind. I am very pleased with how simple it is to use.

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  12. I'm not a blogger, but I read several on Bloglovin on that is any help.

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  13. I was upset too. I switched to Feedly yesterday. Like another reader said, with a little tweaking it looks just like my Google reader & it was easy to pull my feeds over.

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  14. I just saw this too. What a pain! I'm going to try 'Bloglovin' I think as it sounds simple and I really don't have the time or interest to fiddle about learning a new prog just to read blogs. As you say, far more fun things to do!

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  15. Here's what I've found so far: http://mary-sews.blogspot.com/2013/03/searching-for-blogger-replacement.html

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  16. I have read Rick's blog for a couple of years and have found him very interesting and "in the know" about computers and such. He suggests Feedly. Here is his post about it. http://rickpaulettervjournal.blogspot.com/2013/03/google-reader-is-dead-feedly-is-better.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+RickPaulettesRvTravels+%28Rick+%26amp%3B+Paulette%26%2339%3Bs+RV+Travels%29

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  17. I switched to Feedly too. Love it!

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