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RIP Google Reader

Written By: Colleen - Jun• 30•13

Just as I was really getting into using Google Reader, it’s sailing off into the sunset.  I know that pretty much everyone who has a blog has put a post like this one up over the past two days, but starting July 1, Google Reader will be retiring for good.  Rumor has it that if you don’t export your RSS feeds elsewhere before then, you’ll lose them for good.Subscribe-widget

If you’re so inclined, you can sign up to get my blog posts by e-mail.  All you have to do is put your email address in the little box on the right hand side of this page.  Since this is a non-Google plugin, it shouldn’t be affected by Google Reader.

If you don’t want to do that, here’s a few articles that recommend alternatives:

Several of the same recommendations pop up on a lot of different lists, like Feedly, Digg, Flipboard, or AOL Reader.  The “new craze” that I’ve seen pop up on a lot of blogs today is Bloglovin’.  I signed up to export my feeds there and if you don’t want to use the subscribe function to get my posts by e-mail, you can subscribe to Collwrites using Bloglovin’.  You can do so here: Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Anyway, that’s my PSA.  Hope it helps.  Happy Blog Reading!

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4 Comments

  1. Michael says:

    I switched to Feedly, and so far I’m liking the layout and functionality.

  2. Will says:

    I switched to feedbin. It’s $20 a year, but that’s less than the cost of 2 movies.

  3. Nicole says:

    I’m going to miss Reader. It was simple and did exactly what I needed it to. Everything I’ve tried so far seems much more flashy. I’ve tried Feedly, but I don’t love it on my phone. I just started using Bloglovin, and so far I really like it. Feedly also would keep things marked as unread even though I had read them, which got to be a little frustrating, but so far I haven’t had that problem with Bloglovin. (Not sure if it is a Feedly problem, or me not having something set right problem.)

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