Well sadly, the death of Google Reader is happening on July 1. That’s a week away. Sadness. Deep sadness. Myself like many of you use Google Reader to read your favorite blogs quickly and see who has a new post etc. Why Google wants to take it away is beyond my comprehension but they are. Nothing we can do about it but cry. I hate change but life must go on.
So what are the alternatives?
#1 – Feedly.
To me this is the most like Google Reader so far. It easily will import all of the blogs you follow now in Google Reader into their cloud-based reader. It took me a little bit to catch on (because I hate change) but I do like it now and there are several customizations you can make. Feedly would be my top replacement for Google Reader. You can add me to your Feedly reader here. But if I’m already in your google reader and you do the import, it should all transfer over. I think. I hope.
You can see here that it looks very similar to Google Reader.
Again, I’m still trying to get the hang of it. For some reason when I click on the post to read it and scroll through, it makes that post disappear. I like to be able to see all of the blog’s posts you know? I don’t want it to vanish after it’s read by me. If anyone knows how to fix that let me know.
#2 – Bloglovin’
This is another reader-type system that a lot of people have migrated to as well. I haven’t done much over there yet but last night I did also migrate my google reader subscriptions over there so I have that one to play around with as well. At least now I have 2 good systems to test around with and see which I like best. You can follow me on Bloglovin’ here:
Do you even use a reader? A lot of people just visit the actual website which is great but I do like to see what has been updated in my reader first, and then visit the website to pin, comment, etc. If you’ve already switched from Google Reader I’d love to know what you are using and how you like it.