Do you read this blog in Google Reader? You might want to start thinking about some other options. As of July, Google Reader will be gone, no more, ended. It will have gone the way of Atari, the VCR and portable CD players,…it will soon be something you mention in the office and the young kids are like “what is that?”
At first I was pretty ticked off…Google Reader was my life blood! But then I discovered tons of other great products that are actually better then Google Reader (more on that in a second). Now that I’m using some of these products, I’m happy to toss Google Reader away.
Closing down Google Reader is one in a long line of changes Google has rolled out recently as it narrows its focus. My first Google product frustration occurred earlier this year when Feedburner started acting glitchy on me. It turns out that Feedburner is almost no longer supported by Google (no updates and the support forums were closed), although Google has not announced an end date, speculation is rampant that Google will be shutting Feedburner down as well…le-sigh.
I’ve given you all this background information for a reason. Between Google Reader shutting down and functionality issues with Feedburner, I’ve made some changes to the blog that may affect how you read it. I hope that isn’t the case but just in case read on.
My RSS feed is now handled through Feedblitz. Which means if you subscribe to this blog via an RSS reader (such as Google Reader) please make sure to update the address for this feed. You can do that by clicking on the RSS icon in the right hand side of this page. Or click here.
If you enjoy reading this blog through Google Reader but aren’t sure what you will do once it is shut down in July you have a couple different options to pursue:
1. Check out this article on replacing Google Reader. IMHO I strongly prefer Feedly, it has a very nice look and feel to it and is very, very easy to set up.
2. You can always subscribe via email (right hand side of this page). This means that you will get email updates whenever I publish a new post. Don’t worry about SPAM; I’m just happy I managed to get my RSS feed successfully migrated. Trust me I will not be spamming you. And keep in mind I usually don’t write more then 2-3 times a week.
I appreciate the time you take to read my blog and hope you re-subscribe (if necessary) to continue reading.