Sunday, March 24, 2013

RIP Google Reader

Sunday, March 24, 2013
As many of you know, by the time June rolls around, Google Reader will be no more. If you're looking for a way to still follow your favorite blogs, here are a few options:

It's cute and easy to join. You can also organize all of your subscriptions, and they send out an email with your Daily Feed. You can import your Google Reader subscriptions and there isn't a waiting list. For you bloggers out there, you can still see follower numbers and "claim" your blog for more stats.

It's just like the old Google Reader, except you can't see blog stats anymore. It's easy to use and the format is clean. You can import all of your Google Reader subscriptions, but they have a waiting list of of over 30,000 people at the time I'm writing this post.

Another one that allows you to import your Google Reader subscriptions. The format isn't my favorite, but I know a number of other bloggers and blog readers who like it. Also, for you bloggers, it doesn't tell you how many subscribers you have. (This is really only an issue for when you're emailing publishers, though.) 

So once you've settled on one of these options or an option of your own, how do you import your subscriptions? It's surprisingly easy, actually.

1. Go to Google Support
2. You see where it says "Click here"? Well, click there.
3. For all of the Reader Replacements above, you should be able to upload the file named "subscriptions." 

Easy peasy! 

How will you be replacing Google Reader?

2 comments:

  1. I switched to Bloglovin', I find that the interface really makes me want to comment on blogs more! I have just followed your blog via GFC and Bloglovin and would love it if you checked out my blog too! http://www.readerswonderland.com/

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  2. Thank you so much for compiling this list, I had NO idea what I was going to do instead, or how to find new ones. I've now set a new one up.

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