24 June, 2013

Bye Bye, Google Reader


The soon-coming demise of Google Reader fulfills the tenants of Murphy's Law.  In particular, the one about when something is really good, it will be discontinued.

Please take the time to switch my humble blog over to your new feed service, kind reader.

I very much like Cristina Dalla Valentina's blog, and here is her suggestion to use Feedly as an alternative.  What is your idea or plan? 

13 comments:

Cristina Dalla Valentina said...

I'm glad you enjoyed my post, Casey, and I hope will come in handy! Ciao!

Ruth Armitage said...

I have switched to feedly too. I'm liking it so far, almost as well as Google reader.

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks for covering the issue, Cristina! Ruth - glad to hear it. Since my homepage is The Colorist, it was always so easy to just look on the dashboard for my blog interests. Now, I have to go elsewhere. Grrr.

I think I used to use bloglines. Don't even know if my account there is active.

CERULEAN said...

Thanks for this post, Casey.
I mostly read the blogs I follow in "draft.blogger.com/home". Does that disappear too?

Casey Klahn said...

That's exactly what goes away, Eric. As I understand it. With it, I expect that lovely FOLLOWERS or MEMBERS box to go inert. Just my suspicion.

Celeste Bergin said...

thanks for the info Cristina and Casey!

Casey Klahn said...

You're welcome, Celeste!

Karin Goeppert and Kenneth Burns said...

I use blogger.com and I suppose this will be gone too. Have you switched to "feedly" yet, Casey?
I wonder if one can wait until, well, say July 2 and see what will happen and what will be turned off???

Casey Klahn said...

Blogger will stay, as it is out blog host, but the feeds of other blogs subscribed to will disappear.

I haven't switched yet. If you're going to wait, just copy down who you follow. Or, take a screencap of your google reader list.

Cindy Michaud said...

The more I learn the behinder I get. Ditto on the Grrrrr!
What a pain...

Casey Klahn said...

We'll get through it. Of all the blogs I follow, I'd say a fraction are active. Hang in there, Cindy!

Tracey said...

I switched to Newsblur. They had free accounts but were swamped with google reader refugees. Yearly subscription is about 22.00 dollars. Its similar, and you can import your feeds and saved stories.

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks for the hint of Newsblur, Tracey.

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