What to Do When Google Reader Goes Away
Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant
I’ve noted that several of you, in previous blog comments, have mentioned that you’ve felt inundated by so many potential blogs to read and have had to figure out a way to sort through the banal and benign to locate the insightful and instructive. For some of you, the method you’ve used to stay focused on The Chosen is a Reader that’s available on your desktop, your smart phone, and your iPad.
Unfortunately, one of the most popular Readers is Google Reader, which is going away on July 1.Rather than wait until the service disappears, now is the time to set up a different reader. Since I’m not technologically at the head of the class, I turned to Rachelle Gardner for advice on what to do.
She already has made the transition and is using Feedly, which she says is “a terrific replacement for Google Reader.” According to Rachelle, it’s easy to set up and takes less than 5 minutes to transfer your blog feeds from Google Reader.
Other options to access your favorite blogs–ours in particular
- Another way to be sure not to miss any of our scintillating (well, they are, right!?) posts is for you to sign up to receive them via email. Just look to the sidebar to the right of this post, and you’ll see the place to sign up. Most blogs have a place on the blog’s page to arrange to have the missive delivered to your in-box.
- We, of course, are perfectly happy to have you check out the latest from us via the direct, type-in-the-address route, which seems mildly arcane compared to the other delivery systems, but it certainly is straightforward.
How do you access blogs? What do you like about how your method works? What’s your plan for telling your blog readers how to transition from Google Reader?
What’s your replacement plan for Google Reader when it goes away in 3 weeks? Click to Tweet
Feedly is a good alternative to Google Reader when the service ends July 1. Click to Tweet