Monday, July 15, 2013

Following and Feeds

Googlereader has closed down  and will no longer provide subscribers with a fresh list of blogging goodness.

Apparently Google's Feedburner may not be long for this world either.

I am not an expert when it comes to feed readers as I have gotten out of the habit of using one. Feed readers help streamline the reading of blogs by giving you a list of your followed blogs when they update. This keeps you from checking blogs and seeing that some still haven't posted anything new, for example, since the author was 39 weeks pregnant, 2 years ago. These things happen, and that particular example is one fine excuse for not blogging in a while!

Any who.... It seems Bloglovin' and Feedly are the popular choices for those who have had to move from Google Reader and I have added buttons to the right sidebar to make it easy to add this blog to those readers if you so choose. I've also added a few other ways of following or subscribing to this blog.

I also have had two Feedburner supported links (Subscribe now, and Follow by Email) on the blog for a long time and I see that I have 23 followers via email. If you use those methods to follow this blog, you probably know more than I do how well they are working. If they aren't working well or are being phased out, I urge you to switch your feed to something that will keep you updated when I'm posting something new. I don't want to lose anybody!

In fact I need to set up an account with one of these services myself so I can be more efficient with my time as I 'visit' with each of my fabulous bloggy friends! I love seeing what everyone is up to. Well, not literally everyone, but you know what I mean!

Have you changed readers lately? What have you used in the past and what are you using now? Help a girl out by sharing in the comments.

1 comment:

  1. I just started using Bloglines. I really like the format and ease of use. Feedly is great also and has apps available for both apple and android devices. I also listen or watch podcasts and use icatcher an apple app.

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