Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Are you reading this in Google Reader?

If so, the time for procrastination is over! You only have until the end of this month to find a new way to follow RSS and, mostly importantly, blogs. Personally I have switched to Feedly who have done huge amounts of work to prepare for the shutdown. Make sure any extensions and apps are updated in order to be migrated over.

You can also follow Curiosity Killed the Bookworm on BlogLovin, NetworkedBlogs or via email subscription.

Still in a panic over what to choose? At least make sure you export your Google Reader data (this is wise to do as a back-up anyway). Gone with another option? Share in the comments so we can all be prepared.

UPDATED: The easy way to tell if you're migrated on Feedly is to check your unread total against both GR and Feedly. If they're different, you're done, if they are the same (after reading some posts) you're still synching to GR.

There Be Pirates Here

A visual representation of life without a way to follow blogs.

2 comments:

  1. I am using The Old Reader and quite enjoying it. It took a while to get my feeds transfered over at the first announcement because there were so many people moving over, but other than that I love it! It has a much closer set up to Google Reader than Feedly in my opinion. I can organize my feeds however I want with drag and drop, which I neeeeed ;-)

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    1. Haha saying something is more like GR would put me off. Have found Feedly is much easier to organise than GR which made me have to click around for ages to do any re-organisation. I think ALL the other RSS readers are more flexible than GR.

      I like the fact that Feedly are thinking about the future and how to sustain the service with optional premium features. It's so easy to forget that these things cost money to run when everyone wants them for free!

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