Thursday, June 6, 2013

Google reader is disappearing

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Like many of you I used to follow a lot of blogs with Google reader. I'm not yet completely happy with Bloglovin and will probably use GR till the last day. Especially because I can read a complete post without clicking to go to the blog itself. That's such a great feature. But times are changing so I will (have to) get used to it....

13 comments:

  1. Hey Sigrid, why not try feedly instead? I don't find a whole lot of difference from Google reader and the chrome plugin is very handy! You import your Google reader feeds so I am happily following already :) Chloe

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  2. You could try Old Reader (http://theoldreader.com/). It's intended to be a direct substitute to Google Reader. I'm more or less alternating between OR and Feedly for the time being but I probably prefer OR overall.

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  3. I am right with you on this. I could get used to Bloglovin' if I had to, were it not for the fact that on some blogs (yours is one) I cannot click through to comment...all I get is a blank screen when I try. I don't know if it's a problem with my interface or what, but that is a deal breaker for me. I've got Old Reader bookmarked and intend to migrate over there at the first available opportunity. :-/

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  4. Lisa, and others: If when using Bloglovin' you cannot click through to comment, do this-go to the task bar at the top of the Bloglovin' post and click on the X on the right side. It will remove the frame and you will be able to comment. HTH!
    Mary

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  5. I second the nomination of feedly. I like that I can customize how I see each category of my blogs. Some I like in list format so I can blast past the ones that don't interest me. Others I see in card form with small pictures (mostly fashion). I still have to click on the cards to see the full text, but they open right in feedly. Now that I'm getting used to it I kind of like it. It's like Reader with a few enhancements, but a little different in ways that don't really count.

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  6. One thing that I do like about Bloglovin is that it makes it easy to follow blogs on Wordpress and other non-Google blogs.

    But, I highly resent the advertisement that they put in the blog roll, so I'm watching to see what others come up with.

    I agree with Mary about removing the frame to comment.

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  7. If you can't comment on a blog (on Bloglovin), right click on the "Post a Comment" and open a new window, then you can comment.

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  8. I tried Bloglovin and didn't like it. Feedly's much better and a few of the features are even better than GR. Definitely worth giving it a try.

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  9. Wow I see several people didn't care for Bloglovin -- so it wasn't just me! I am using Feedly, it imported my blog easy peasy with the Reader Sub thing -- and it was easy to install & set up on my phone and my tablet too --- I still don't get the whole thing with bloggers (the ones doing the blogging) needing to register with blog lovin -- if it is an RSS reader as it should be the blogger shouldn't need to do anything --- Feedly requires nothing for the blogger to do -- I have gotten accustomed to Feedly now, and enjoy it.

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  10. Have you tried feedly yet? It imports all your blogger feeds and has lots of useful settings.

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  13. I, too, love Feedly and couldn't believe how easy it was to convert. Almost instantly, I loved it more than the Google reader(and I don't usually like change!)

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