Google reader is going away

If you, like me, have been using google reader to read all your blogs, you are probably aware that it is going to be gone on Monday. What you may not know is that you can switch all your blogs seamlessly to another reader if you act this weekend. The reader that I think I’ll be using is Feedly. Feedly is easy to use, and even has a tutorial to walk you quickly through the transition.  Another feed reader option is Bloglovin.  I’ve imported the blogs I read there as well, now while it’s easy, just in case I don’t like feedly for some reason.  Whatever reader you choose, once google reader is gone, you’ll have to enter your blogs manually, so do it before Sunday evening if you want to be able to do it quickly and easily.

Just out of curiosity, how many blogs do you read regularly?  At the moment I have 48 on my list.


  1. I have 50 blogs in my reader, though probably a dozen are people I know in real life and don’t post anymore.
    I have been using Bloglovin’ for now and it is going pretty well. 🙂

  2. Have no idea what you are talking about. I use the computer for work functions, periodic email, and two blogs I follow on-line. Have no desire to spend any more time or money on the computer or any technological gadgets of any kind. No cell phone, smart phone, tablet, ipod, nothing; not out of any pure sense of living but just have found no instance where HAD to have any of them. I live in a small rural village, walk to work less than a mile away and all my children attend school a mile away from our house so most of our activities are done in a small area including having goods and products delivered to house with free shipping. We love to travel so save all my monies to do that.

  3. I have 96 blogs in my blogger dashboard reading list. Not all of them are current; I should go through and get rid of the ones that don’t have recent posts.

    I’m happy with following on blogger.

  4. I’ve switched to Feedly already and it wasn’t too traumatic at all. though I did have a slight fit of nostalgia. But then I remembered that before Google Reader it was Bloglines and I survived that transition!
    I probably have 60 or so feeds, but some of them are now very irregular – my old blog friends that I keep on just in case they do an occasional post. Sometimes I feel like a ninety year old in Blog terms, when so many of my contemporaries from my early years of blogging have disappeared off the scene … it’s great that you are still going strong – think I started reading you in my first year of blogging back in 2006.

  5. Wow, thanks! I didn’t realise it would be gone tomorrow! I switched to feedly today, thanks for the tip.

  6. I read less than 48 🙂 and it seems about a dozen or so are active blogs. Yours is one of my favorites, of course! I’m getting the itch to write a blog and may be starting one soon so I’ll be turning again to your site for ideas and inspiration!
    I just started using the Bloglovin’ app on my Droid and it’s great. Very easy to use and is ideal for following all my blogs in one simple step.

  7. I just counted… I read eleven blogs regularly. So far manually checking them daily has been plenty easy, though I have email updates from a couple of them. 😀

  8. I read a couple of dozen blogs regularly, but aside from a few that send me emails I check them all manually.

    Maybe I should switch to a blog reader but I’ve never found an interface I like (it also has to be pretty portable; I use many different computers & devices for access!)

  9. Janey Backer says:

    Thank you for the reminder. I tried to set-up feedly over a month ago when Tsh at Simple Mom wrote a similar post. However it didn’t work at the time to import my list off of my Google Reader. I got both Feedly and Bloglovin setup and my 12 blogs imported. However I have 20+ other blogs that I track on my iPhone and through my email subscriptions. So I think that I read about 3 dozen blogs on an inconsistent basis. Except you, I read everyone of your posts!

  10. I have a few blogs that I click now and again, and read a few posts, they are bookmarked but that’s it. But you are in my toolbar. I pop in daily. I find that just a quick bit of encouragement is enough and I find that here. Thanks. I really do appreciate that time and effort that you take to put down your words and to share your life with us. I have a private blog that I keep just for the overseas grandparents and that is a lot to keep up with. I know that this space is work for you and I want you to know that I am grateful. It’s good to have Mothers who go before us into the realms of parenting that we are not at yet and to yell back to us positive thoughts before they are so far out of the moment that it is all sweet memories and baby kisses. You have played a part in that for me. Your experience with older kids and grown kids, married kids, grand kids, and seven year olds who are the baby is great to share. I am so glad to be able to come here and be reminded of the goal, by someone who gets it and can get it down succinctly with out making it more or less than it is. Okay, I’ll quit gushing on how much I like it here now, I just thought maybe you needed to know.

  11. I don’t even know how to use a reader. I have an RSS feed into Outlook, so it basically posts the messages like an email. I can read them there when I have time, and follow the links back to the websites to comment and to generate page views for those like you that use it as in income source 🙂 The only problem I’ve ever encountered with that is when there are contest pages and the hosts update the original post with winner information; that usually does not update on my RSS feed.

    There are times when I am too busy to read the 15 blogs I follow (not counting the news and ‘new at the library’ that also has an RSS feed) and 4 of those are pretty sporadic postings anyway. I have no idea how you can possibly keep up with 48! Plus write your own, plus rear all those children, plus sew and cook and clean and… nope, don’t know how you do it.