June 28, 2013

No More Google Reader - Now What?!

Google Reader will be no more come Monday. So what's a devoted blog reader supposed to do? Look elsewhere. I have spent June testing out new avenues for reading all my favorite blogs, and I've come up with my top three replacements. What follows is completely my own opinion...take it however you'd like. This post isn't meant to provide a lot of options for replacing your Google Reader feed. It's more an outlet for me to "think out loud" and figure out which option I'm going to use.

1. Feedly

*I like the overall look - really clean and modern.
*The organization is great. I can sort my favorite blogs by categories and can add tags to posts making it easy to go back and search for things I've previously read.
*There are many options for how posts appear in your feed. You can even change the 'theme' or colors of your Feedly.
*Feedly has app options, making it easy to keep up on your favorites via smartphone or tablet.

2. The Old Reader

*The overall look is practically the same as Google Reader. It feels really comfortable to me.
*You can favorite posts, and share via social media.
*You can follow other The Old Reader users, and they can follow you. I haven't tried this yet, so I'm not sure what it does or if there are benefits of doing this.

3. Bloglovin'

*Very clean look. You can 'like' posts and there are many options for customizing layout.
*There are options for sharing to Facebook and Twitter.
*There is also a bloglovin' app.
*This site is my least favorite of the three. It wasn't very intuitive for me at first.

<a href="http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/4723741/?claim=mpvw92hj6zk">Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>
So what are you going to use to replace Google Reader?


  1. I tried feedly and bloglovin'. Bloglovin' won out for me. It's easier than feedly.

    All Y'all Need

    1. I think it's between Feedly and The Old Reader for me. Now that I have my blogs imported I'll probably keep experimenting with both and one will end up sticking in the end.