Farewell, Google Reader

I'm still hoping that by some chance of fate, Google will realize that discontinuing their reader is an incredibly stupid idea. However, with less than 3 days to go and no word from Google yet, I find this unlikely. :(

After getting comments, my favorite thing was to receive a notification that someone was following me. That's a big deal to me. Knowing that you want to come back, day after day, to see what I've shared is really cool. I appreciate that you like me that much. And now I'll never know again.

Sorry, that came off a little more depressing than what I was going for. The point in this post isn't to share with you how sad I am, but to offer you some options if you are a procrastinator to the largest degree and still haven't found a way to follow blogs.

Feedly: This is one of, if not the most, popular reader out there right now. I immediately signed up and tried it out and found that I didn't like it at all. It was just too different with too many options for me to enjoy it.

Bloglovin: This one bothers me for it's lack of a "g" at the end, but I prefer the format. It's easier to follow, easy to customize and I appreciate that it takes you directly to the blog page which increases your page views/traffic.

My biggest pet peeve with both of these readers is a lack of a search option. What, exactly is the point, in me starring or liking a recipe only to need to scroll through ALL of them in attempts to find it again.

It was mentioned on the cooking board that I frequent that some people had went through and pinned all of their starred posts. Not having any other immediate solutions for all those precious recipes I was going to lose, I immediately started doing this. Even if a search option wasn't possible, at least the chicken was with the chicken and the cupcakes with the cupcakes.

Then another internet friend told me she started using InoReader. I immediately went to check it out, and ended up very, very happy.

InoReader looks practically identical to the Google Reader. You "star" items you like, you can organize by folders, and best of all, it comes with a search function. InoReader is definitely going to become my new reader.

However, I am now jaded because of Google and have decided I will just continue to pin my recipes instead of star them.

So whatever method you take, I hope you will still continue to follow me and check out my recipes.  


  1. I am in love with this one: http://www.redtreereader.com/

    Still lets me view my starred!

    I like InoReader as well, but don't use the search function. Mostly I'm kind of dating around right now, figuring out what I like and don't.

  2. I've been trying out both Feedly and Bloglovin and, at the moment, I think Feedly is definitely winning. I actually found it really easy to use. Bloglovin is a bit too tied to Facebook for me - I don't use Facebook. The biggest difference, though, was in the transfer from Google Reader. Feedly transferred everything correctly but Bloglovin only told me it had. Some feeds were missing, some feeds were there but no longer worked and, most bizarre of all, some were there but were linked to completely different feeds. Instead of a feed from a food podcast site I got financial news. Maybe I'm just unlucky.


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