Sunday, March 17, 2013

What to Do When Google Reader Bites the Dust

image by anonymous, creative commons

So, this week Google made me want to cry when it announced that my much-loved Google Reader is going kaput on July 1.  Google Reader is what I use to stay up to date with my favorite blogs, and I'm really sad that it's disappearing.

I wanted to give you, my wonderful-est readers, a chance to explore new subscription options and find one that works for you if you are also a Google Reader fan.  And I'd of course love for you to resubscribe to my blog once you figure out your new mode of blog devouring.

As for me, I'm going to continue to use Feeddler RSS reader app on my iPad.  And while I'm not 100% sure yet, I think that I'm going to use Bloglovin when accessing my subscriptions on my PC.

What's nice about Bloglovin is that when you create an account, it automatically asks you if you want to import your subscriptions from Google Reader.  So with one click, you can painlessly keep following along with your favorite online writers.  I don't know about you, but I like easy transitions. Whew!

If you'd like to follow along with my on Bloglovin, you can click the link at the top of this post, or here.  You can also follow via the Bloglovin button on the right sidebar of my blog.

Please note -- if you were already following my blog via Bloglovin and want to continue, you're going to have to re-follow (here).  Somehow my last account there for this blog went wonky.  Sorry about that!

If you're currently using Google Reader, what are you switching to?


  1. Thank you... This is so helpful. ... Did you download the app for your iPhone?

  2. I didn't even know google reader was going away! Boo! Thanks for telling us. I happened here today, because last November my son and his wife Sarah lost their baby girl. ( ) I often search the web for others and how to grieve. Sarah is pretty quiet, so I need to hear from other women and what is going on in their lives. I feel the need to be very quiet right now too, and sometimes I just want to blog about it all. I can't though. This is Sarah's special time, and I beieve it would hurt her more. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and your life.

  3. Beth I did not know about this I am in blogger hell right now because I lost my domain name in the hospital. When I switch over to blog spot I lost the feed in Google friends connect. So you recommend blog loving? I am not sue how it works but I do not want to lose all my readers or all the blogs I read. Can you shoot me an email if you have any advice on this.


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