Replacing Google Reader and Re-Subscribing

You know I was going to write a post about Google Reader being shut down, but then Miss L got ill and everyone beat me to it!

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I’m personally trying to decide between Flipboard or BlogLovin’. Blog Lovin has a wonderful simple import from GReader button for the lazy – well it won me over. But I’m also looking forward to seeing Digg’s GReader clone when it’s finished, I think that might be a little bit special.

When I started looking properly at Google Reader to see what needed moving, I know a lot of my favourite bloggers aren’t about anymore. I started to read and I spotted something that broke my heart a little bit. Ages ago you could link Facebook Updates to Google Reader and I’d saved the last FB update one of my friends made before she died. I’ve just emailed it to myself, her FB account is now long gone and I miss her. It’s nice to read some of her words and hear her ‘voice’ again. It feels almost like I’m digitally hoarding something, but I can’t bear to part with it. One of those sad but happy moments at the same time.

If you’re wondering what to replace Google Reader with @paulbradshaw on Twitter tweeted this rather awesome list of RSS Readers and the details of each. I don’t know if he’s the original source but it’s a very useful document.

If you want to keep up with Violet Posy you can follow me on BlogLovin’, Facebook and Networked Blogs. and if you want my plain old feed it’s this http://violetposy.co.uk/feed/ or there is an email subscription top right. I’d be really grateful! x

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12 Comments

    1. Oh thankyou so much! Yes it’s a very good reason to have a blog shake up and read some new sites. I’ll be adding yours as soon as I get my laptop back from Miss L 🙂

  1. Thank you the link to the file with feed readers. I have to say I have a hard time deciding what I like. Fortunately GR is still around for a couple of months, so I can fiddle around a bit. At the moment I like Netvibes and Bloglovin best. I will also keep an eye in Digg too.
    Have a nice weekend!