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Saying Goodbye to Google Reader

June 24, 2013

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If you use Google Reader then you would probably know that it is closing down on 1st July 2013. You won’t be able to see the blogs that you subscribe to any more. I have 300 odd blogs I follow so I know I would have a hard time remembering them all, plus it would take a very long time to subscribe to each one again one by one.

Thankfully other feed readers have stepped up to the plate and have made it fairly simple to transfer your subscriptions over. It’s just a matter of chosing one you like.

I have actually tried 4 in the past few months to see which one I liked the best, typically it’s the one I hesitated the most to try.

Bloglovin’

Once you head to Bloglovin’ and join up, it will ask you if you want to import your Google Reader subscriptions. Say yes if you do and it will bring them over. One thing I noticed is that it won’t bring your saved’s over. (if it does then please enlighten me!)

If you would like to follow me through Bloglovin’ then please click the below link:

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Bloglovin’ also has free apps in iTunes and Google Play.

Feedly

Feedly also has the easy import from Google Reader. Join up and click yes to import and away you go. Feedly is probably my 2nd favourite and I like how to has saved all my Google Reader starred items.

It also has the option to add items from Facebook and Twitter. I haven’t enabled this so I am not sure how it works.

Feedly also has free apps in iTunes and Google Play.

Others

I have also tried Reeder but I think I read somewhere that it will go when Google Reader goes but I am unsure on this. I really liked this on the iPad.

I have just had a last minute try out of Feedspot. This is the closet to Google Reader in looks I have seen. It can take a little while for the feeds to come across but they do import all the favourites and it looks really easy to manage subscriptions.

And some others that have been mentioned but I have not tried:

The important thing to remember is to do something about it now! Before it’s too late.

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  1. Mary Preston
    June 25, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I find that by subscribing by email I miss all the hullabaloo.

    • nellbe
      June 28, 2013 at 10:39 am

      Is that a good thing or bad thing? 🙂

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