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RIP Google Reader!

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If you’ve been reading blogs via Google Reader, you must know already that Google Reader is on its way out. Don’t worry though – there are a lot of options out there. Here are some you might like to explore.

You might also like to look at Kristi Hines post on the subject: Google Reader Alternatives: 3 Web Based RSS Readers to Manage Your Subscriptions.

So now you can say ‘RIP Google Reader!’ and move on. 😉

Just to let you know that  last month I moved from Feedburner to Feedblitz. This is because of all the rumours that Google is retiring Feedburner as well! Feedblitz comes highly recommended. It’s free for RSS subscription and I currently  pay about USD 10 for e-mail subscribers – you can find out more about the pricing here.

What are you planning to do without Google Reader and Feedburner?

 


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21 Comments on “RIP Google Reader!

  1. I haven’t actually been using Google Reader so I’m not very sure how it’ll affect me when it passes away. Feedburners… hmmm… I really prefer them to keep me updated on my favorite blogs. I’ll most probably check on what comes after them. I think ‘change’ is always for the better 🙂

    1. Ah! Actually I thought you were the one using reader, Melissa. When you say your using Feedburner to keep you updated, does it mean you have them delivered to your inbox? Feedburner is what delivers your blog to readers too – so that’s why it needs to be examined.

    1. Hi Linda – Haha…Google Reader is what a lot of people use to get the feeds for blogs they subscribe to via RSS, rather than get it in their inbox! When you don’t know something was born, you don’t really have to bother with their passing! 😉

  2. RIP for sure Corinne 🙂

    Oh yes…I loved Ana’s slideshare when I saw it, and also read Kristi’s awesome post about the alternatives. I have been seeing your posts in the RSS also going over to Feedblitz, which seems like everyone’s favorite presently.

    I’m so used to RSS and to think that we would have to switch to something different is rather confusing now, because of the many options in hand. I was thinking of Feedly as an alternative, as Kristi’s post had that as a good option too, and if they are able to transit all our feeds from Google Reader into Feedly before July 1st – nothing like it. Let’s see – would decide soon on this one.

    Thanks for sharing this with us. Have a wonderful week ahead 🙂

    1. Hi Harleena – I know that many bloggers in India at least don’t read Ana or Kristi’s blogs – so I thought I’d share. Kristi has been my go-t0 lady for a while now. So glad she’s back to blogging. 🙂
      I have been using Feedly prior to this news and find it really user-friendly. I hope it works for you too.

  3. Hmmm! Wish I understood all this esoterica 🙂 If I read the blogs by clicking on the link in Indiblogger and opening the blog, I hope Google reader does not become necessary!

      1. You are right, Corinne! All the blogs I know are Indiblogger blogs 🙂 And I am grateful you take the trouble to go that extra mile for my sake.

  4. Thanks for the info’s Corinne. I don’t understand the whole thing. I am not computer savvy. Have a nice Monday.

  5. Google has had a history of unfurling and then executing it’s own products. At times, these have been worthy bishops and rooks, at others some desolate pawns desperately needing euthanasia. The sum total, however, is that we have to live with whatever the Matrix does to us.

    So far, I feel quite safe with WordPress’s internal Reader.

    1. That’s so true, Uma. At regular intervals we read of them killing something or the other off! We’re at their mercy, aren’t we?
      I’m not familiar with WP’s Internal reader – can I read non-WP blogs on it?

  6. Hi Corinne,

    Well, I’ve never used Google Reader so I won’t miss it. That’s one thing about this ever moving online world it’s better not to get too attached right?

    I will be checking those other options, maybe I can finally get interested in using one.

  7. While I knew about Google Reader, Feedburner came as a shock to me. Thanks for info and suggesting the alternative

  8. What a nice surprise to stumble on this post, Corrine; thanks so much for sharing my Slideshare presentation!

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