Well, it’s here. July 1, 2013. The day I’ve been dreading. No more Google Reader. Like a lot of people, I was shocked when Google announced that it would be shutting down Google Reader. I have 279 blogs that I read. Yes. 279. Perhaps my folder categories will give you an idea of why I have 279: All Things French, Photography, Always Read Favorites, Apple, Books, Cooking, Décor, Fashion, Productivity, Misc, and Sewing. What can I say? I have a lot of interests. I had built my Google Reader from the ground up over at least 8 years or so. It was a work of art. The thought of losing it was unthinkable.
Guess what? No big deal. I made the switch to feedly and it was completely and utterly painless. I logged in with my Google account and of my feeds and folders transferred over. I love it! I love that you can view your feeds in different views. And other than one small mishap when I accidentally marked 1794 entries as “read” instead of leaving them “unread” – it’s been great.
I plan on adding some follow buttons on my blog for feedly or bloglovin because it turns out losing Google Reader was not such a big deal. Now, If I can come up with a new homepage (I use iGoogle) which is going away in November, I’ll be all set.
What do you use for your homepage?