Monday, July 1, 2013

Bye Bye Google Reader Hello Feedly



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, D├ęcor, 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?


Joanne said...

I've been using feedly also and it's SO not painful!

deana sidney said...

I am dim as a post about this. I thought that my favorites feeds and blog list on the side of my page were going to go up in a puff of smoke. I clicked on today and no change. Yippee. I guess I don't know from Google reader.

a quiet life said...

i was so excited to see reader today, i thought it was all a hoax and they changed their minds, but nope, this is THE last day... gulp :-(

i just tried to get to feedly, it was a blank page, did they crash in the rush? i signed up for bloglovin and aol reader, i really like aol, except you have to keep logging in beta form, but its very similiar to reader for me. i hate change... i was happy, i love have having my own private newspaper with reader, one quick glance and i feel i am still in touch, i dread manana, old dog hates new tricks mentality here... tick tock, this is as bad as y2k!

Lea Ann said...

I've been using Feedly now for a couple of months. Love it.

Chris said...

I've been using Feedly for a few months and it is better than Google Reader was.