Wednesday, March 20, 2013

RIP Google Reader

If you're into reading blogs (like I am), you may/may not have been devastated last week to find out that Google Reader is going away forever! How in the world are we supposed to keep up with all of the blogs we read in a neat, easy way?!


After doing some research, I found a great alternative: Feedly. The most important thing about this site: you need to switch over to it BEFORE July 1 and your life will be so much easier. It imports everything you have saved in Google Reader automatically! It's awesome...and to be honest, way prettier. (and no they are not paying me to say this - just want to help my fellow blog readers out!)

So take a deep breath, take one last longing glance at Google Reader, and go to www.feedly.com

Step one - Log in using Google Reader. This will automatically import all your subscriptions!
Step two - Click on the button on the top left corner and select "Themes" to make it pretty. I chose the minty color. 


Step three - Click on that same button (it's a menu button) and select "Organize" (it's really tiny right under your name at the top of the menu).


You can put all the blogs you read into categories and folders. Once you have organized, go to the Menu button and click "All" - that's your home page.

Step four - Once you're back on your home page, click the gear button to select what style you'd like to use to view your blog feeds. I chose "Mosaic" because I like seeing the little pictures :)


Those are the basics! Hope that helps someone out! Enjoy & happy blog reading!

3 comments :

  1. Thanks Nicole!

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  2. Love this! I was SO sad to see that Google Reader is getting the axe. I'm glad to see a good alternative. Thanks!

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  3. Love this! I was SO sad to see that google reader is getting the ax. It's nice to see a good alternative. Thanks for sharing!

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