Saturday, June 22, 2013

RIP google reader

In case you are blissfully unaware of all the blog drama unfolding lately let me update you: Google Reader is shutting down on July 1. And I hear Google Friend Connect (that snazzy little box on my sidebar that shows all the smiling faces of you beautiful creatures following me) may be headed for the graveyard too (although it may just be a rumour, who knows). This doesn't sound all that dramatic, but it kind of is for those of us who have the memory of a fruit fly and easily lose track of which blogs they love, specially when they number in the dozens or higher. 

 I decided to be proactive last week and join Bloglovin' (no, they did not pay me to write this). If you know me well you know this is a BIG step. This is coming from the girl who doesn't have a facebook account. This is coming from a girl who doesn't have a twitter account. This is coming from a girl who reluctantly gave in to the concept of texting only a couple years ago. If I had it my way we'd all communicate the old fashioned way with this thing they used to call a telephone. Yeah, I am THAT resistant to change. 

But in the last few days I have fallen in love with bloglovin'. I didn't have to go search out all my favorite blogs, it imported all my settings from google reader. And I have even added some new-to-me awesome blogs to my reader that I discovered in the recommendations and up and coming tabs.

So if you remember to read my blog or follow along in either of those two ways be sure to take a moment and add me to your new feed-reader (whether that is Bloglovin' or Feedly or whatever other options I am sure exist) so we can stay besties. Mmmkay?

 photo blogloving_zpsdbd67864.jpg

I've added a new tab to the sidebar and until we officially lose GoogleReader I'll remind you daily. 
Because I'm kind of an awesome (yet slightly annoying) friend like that.
 photo Untitled_zps70d5c8a0.jpg

7 comments:

{ amy } said...

I LOVE Bloglovin!! I transitioned over a month or two ago and I like it much better than google reader. I'm already a follower of you on Bloglovin, but good luck on the rest of your transition!!

xo
amy
www.theblissfulbee.com

oliveoyl64 said...

sometimes I find hang ups or lag on bloglovin, but it was super easy to transfer over. I too do NOT like change! Happy to follow you over.

Giggles said...

Hey Thanks I was in denial about it actually closing down and wondering how to make the switch, you made it so simple...

Hugs Giggles

Good for you not having facebook...but you must miss a lot!! I have two but rarely use them....except for breaking news and such! My son in law refuses to have one but does instagram!

AmandaG said...

I was so sad to hear that Reader was shutting down. I switched to Feedly this last week and am really liking it so far. Still getting used to it, but am pretty happy :)

Julie said...

I made the switch over to bloglovin as well. I originally went with another site, but didn't like it that much. I'm pretty impressed with bloglovin and happy to have it as an alternative to google reader. you can be sure I'll be following along from there!

Freckles Chick said...

Thanks for the reminder!

Also, I'm still resisting the FaceBook....or as I call it, the Bookface. Heh.

Also also, up until last year I used a flip phone.....A FLIP CELLPHONE.

You're like my sister from another mister ;)

Running from the Runs and other stories said...

Thank you for this reminder. I was thinking about this earlier today and couldn't remember the sunset date! Thanks to you I am now on Bloglovin!

 
Blogging tips