3 days ago
Monday, June 24, 2013
I have a question and hope someone has the answer. We most all know that Google Reader disappears on July 1st. Does Google reader disappearing mean my Blog reader is going to also since it depends on RSS feeds? I think it will but I am not positive.
I do use Blog Reader daily as it is super handy letting me know not only who has posted and when, but it gives me a snippet of their post which helps me remember if I have read it all ready or need to.
With the modest amount of followers I have and considering my age, it is possible for me to miss a post without this handy tool. Now I think our Blog List's won't be effected but I really prefer using the Reader.
I have been searching the net but haven't come up with a definitive answer, or at least one I understand and since my computer guru and friend passed away last year, I am reaching out to my blog buddies.
There are alternative reader services out there to switch to and I was just wondering if you have switched to any and are you happy? The service "Feedly" seems to be the easiest to transfer to and is free. All the new services seem to still have bugs to work out. Help!!! July 1st is right around the corner.
I have been really tempted to pull a Scarlett, let it happen and just " think about that tomorrow". That didn't really work out too well for her so I hope you can get me headed in the right direction. Thanking you for your help.
It is a good thing I actually like change.
I want to thank everyone for all your help. Some are as confused as I but others have all ready made the change successfully. We have had three months to do this and I waited till the last week.
I found this site at Crafty Cupboard that tells you step by step how to switch to the three top ones that have been mentioned by my followers.
I also found that my blog list can be altered to allow snippets by going to the dashboard layout and clicking on the edit key for your blog list. There you can add title , snippet and/or thumbnail to the list. Makes it cumbersome but for now it is a fail safe till I can decide which alternative reader I want.
Good luck all and thank you for all your help. You are the best.
Additional info found on the Net that answered most of my questions regarding whether Google Reader and Blogger Dashboard were connected.
"The reading list on your dashboard is based on the feed of the blogs you are reading and their feeds are not going away. If you have items in your reading list on the dashboard that are only there because you added them through GReader and they are not Blogger blogs, they might be removed from the list when GReader goes away but any Blogger blog that is on your Reading List because you used the "following" gadget on another blog to start following it, should remain intact."- Mishka"
Thanks Mary Lee for pointing me in the right direction.
I do hope this is true. Monday should be interesting.
at 5:07 AM Posted by Arkansas Patti