Reminder – Google Reader Dies July 1

In case you forgot, Google reader is going away as of July 1. If you haven’t already found a new RSS reader and exported your favorites now is the time! Any tips on other readers you guys believe are exceptional that you want to pass on to the rest of us?

Switching from Google Reader to Feedly

So google reader is going away and you may be looking for a good alternative. In the previous google reader post, someone suggested that Feedly is a good replacement. I installed it into chrome and it is excellent. It immediately asked to log into google reader and transferred all my RSS subscriptions straight in! Now I just need to figure out how to add a subscribe via feedly button on my sidebar.

If You Read This With Google Reader, Time to Change

googlereaderAs of July 1, 2013 Google reader will be no more. If you are reading this blog or any other blog on google reader you may want to go ahead and change to a new RSS reader. Or you can use the email subscription on the right side of this blog to get new posts directly in your email or subscribe via feedburner. If you want a list of alternatives, see Top 9 RSS Feed Readers

Official Google Announcement

Replacing Bloglines

With bloglines dying November 1 I am curious to know what you guys are using as a feed reader. I have google’s with all my subscriptions in it but it just isn’t clicking for me. It seems like a waste of time to have to mark all these things as read. With bloglines I could easily and quickly get through more posts and see the text of each post very readily. I just don’t find that with google reader. Clint recommended FeedDemon in a previous post. I have it running and it is decent. That may be what I end up using as it has some nicer features than google reader. Any suggestions?

Bloglines is Shutting Down October 1

For those of you who use bloglines, make sure you export your subscriptions to another RSS reader. It would be a real shame if you didn’t know that and lost all your subscriptions. Just go to bloglines and follow the directions on the main page. Looks like it is a business decision on their part.

I will be making a few subscription adjustments to this blog in the coming weeks. If you aren’t subscribed to this blog via facebook (networked blogs), google reader or email subscription I would highly recommend it. The days of clicking on links to visit blogs to see if they have new content is dead. If you are still doing that you are wasting a tremendous amount of time as subscriptions will bring you new content in real time, as it is published. Click on the links in this post or at the left side of this blog to subscribe. Thanks to all who have. It is encouraging to see roughly 120 people see new posts in their email whenever something is published.