Remember my post back in March: So, How Will I Read My Favourite Blogs Now?... Google Reader ends in only a few short days folks! From Monday 1st July 2013 it will be no more (report in the Guardian here).
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However... I strongly recommend that everyone currently using Google Reader saves a back-up of their subscription data (which list all the blogs that they follow) to their computer. That way if your "import" into a different service-provider (e.g. Bloglovin / Feedly etc.) fails or goes wrong you still have your information saved safely - as after 1st July you will not be able to access it peops!!! You can save your data using this process: How can I download my Reader data? (It uses Google's Takeout function).
Below are some of the popular providers out there :)
If you're on Bloglovin - just use the button below to follow me:
If you've signed up to Feedly - then click here to follow me.
There's also The Old Reader - a desktop based, much more basic reader.
And, there's Digg Reader too.
A quick note about FEEDLY:Feedly seems to be a very popular option for people transitioning away from Google reader -
as it works across multi-platforms, with apps and on iPhones, Android, Desktop etc. etc.
Check out this link Transitioning from Google Reader to feedly. Quote: "When
Google Reader shuts down, feedly will seamlessly transition to the Normandy back end. So if
you are a Google Reader user and using feedly, you are covered: the transition will be
- I found this webpage about How To Import Google Reader Tags To Feedly And Get
- And, this one on How to Export Your Starred Items From Google Reader
Read more about the demise of Google Reader here: Powering Down Google Reader and here for How can I download my Reader data?
Quote from Google's own official blog:
"We have just announced on the Official Google Blog that we will soon retire Google Reader (the actual date is July 1, 2013). We know Reader has a devoted following who will be very sad to see it go. We’re sad too.
There are two simple reasons for this: usage of Google Reader has declined, and as a company we’re pouring all of our energy into fewer products. We think that kind of focus will make for a better user experience.
To ensure a smooth transition, we’re providing a three-month sunset period so you have sufficient time to find an alternative feed-reading solution. If you want to retain your Reader data, including subscriptions, you can do so through Google Takeout."
For what it’s worth, this petition has been set up: Google: Do not remove Google Reader on July 1, 2013.