As many of you know, Google Reader is fading into the sunset July 1, 2013 (that’s only 2 weeks away!). So if you are one of their millions of users, you’re likely scurrying to find a new reader for your favorite blogs and news sites.
But have no fear, I’ve done a little digging, and found, what I think to be, the best alternatives to Google Reader. Once you create a free account, both make it simple to migrate over by quickly importing the blogs from your Google Reader feed.
To add new blogs to your reader, just type them in the search bar, and click the blue ‘Follow’ button.
Bloglovin’ also helps you find new blogs by subject category, or what’s most popular.
If you’re like me, you follow a crazy number of blogs, and they get a little difficult to sort through. By clicking the heart icon, you can manage your blogs by creating and placing them in separate groups. Like food, diy, home decor, fashion, daily reads, etc.
The funny thing about blogging, is you have less time to actually read blogs. So my favorite aspect of Bloglovin, is receiving all my favorite feeds in a single email every night.
Feedly is a cloud based reader that is available for web browsers and mobile operating systems.
On their homepage you will find a button that prompts you to click and
install Feedly. It detects the browser you are using and will show the
correct button for your browser.
using Firefox, you will need to restart your browser to finish the
installation. Your next step is to connect your Google Reader account.
If you are using Chrome or Safari, this screen will prompt you to get
started immediately after installation.
To search for blogs, click ‘Add Content,’ then type the name in the search box.
Hopefully this post was easy enough to follow, and was somewhat helpful! I know all the screen shots get confusing, and I’m certainly no techy-expert! I just don’t want you guys to lose touch with your favorite blogs July 1st. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments and I’ll try to answer them.
Do you use a Reader? If so, what’s your favorite? What are you going to use once Google Reader goes away?