March 14, 2013

Takin' Care of Business- Google Reader

Are you reading this post in Google Reader? Well...sit down. We need to have a talk.

If you normally use Google Reader to follow my blog (and any others, for that matter), you need to know that it's being shut down soon. They just informed bloggers that it's not us, it's them, but they're moving on. I know- I'm sad, too.

To keep my blog from disappearing, you can use a variety of other things to follow me. They're always available to click on in my sidebar, but here's the list for you:


There is also the option on my sidebar to subscribe by email, which means you never miss a post.

You can also export all your subscriptions from Google Reader ( here: https://www.google.com/takeout/ ) and import then into another feed reader, like-


and many others. They have handy tools to import everyone you follow in Google Reader without moving each individual blog over (if you subscribe to dozens of blogs like many of us do). Read the tutorials if you feel a bit lost like I did.

In addition to those, you can like my Facebook page and the post links appear there. The plus side is that I often post things here I don't post anywhere else, including my personal page. The downside is that Facebook is not very reliable so you may not see most of what I post unless you specifically remember to go to the page. My advice? Like it, but don't depend on it as the only way to read.

Hopefully, this helps sort things out a bit. And if you are a blogger, please leave me your Bloglovin' link if you have one! Like most bloggers, I'm getting things switched over there, and I don't want to miss you.

9 kind comments from you:

charla beth said...

i use blogger to follow you! do you know if thats attached to Google reader in any way?

applesandglue said...

Very helpful info, thanks so much! I'm all set up with bloglovin now! :)

Mel said...

I hate when good things are working and yet they change them. I just don't want to take the time to switch - but I will, of course. :)

Mel said...

FYI: Feed Demon just announced their demise as well... http://lifehacker.com/5990456/google-reader-is-getting-shut-down-here-are-the-best-alternatives

Holly Robertson said...

I'm hoping to find a way to not be a no reply blogger but to link to my google+ again.

Steph said...

Oh gawd. But, but I don't want to.

Now I have a headache.

chambanachik said...

Thanks for letting me know! I updated this to remove it. :)

chambanachik said...

Charla, I don't believe so. There have been rumors off and on for years about getting rid of Google Friend Connect, but so far, so good. :)

Renee said...

Thank you so much for posting this! I had seen the notification but hadn't made any change. I have just signed up for Bloglovin' and have everything moved over! Easy-peasy!

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