At first I wanted to believe it wasn't true - not my tried and true Google Reader! It couldn't possibly be going away! *sob* Say it ain't so!!!
Then I thought, no way, they will change their minds! Have a change of heart, right?
Ok, I'm now coming around. Change is inevitable, right? Change is good, right? *sigh*
I guess now I am resigned. Reader is going away. So I've been doing a little bit of poking around to find an alternative reader. I love reading blogs, and based on my activity, I probably love reading blogs even more than I love writing my own. You bloggers are amazing and I get excited that I can vicariously live with you for even a few minutes...see you craft, see you cook, see you DIY, see you parent. It makes me happy. :) And I hope that down the road I will be at a point that my blog could make someone else happy like that, be a bit of an escape from their dirty laundry, or unswept floor, or cranky child, or bad day at work. Or maybe none of that at all, just a place that they get new ideas or chuckle over some silliness or sympathize with some grumbling. Whatever you like, it's all good. :)
So with that being said, I finally jumped over to Bloglovin, for those who like a "Follow" button. One of the other purposes of this post is to officially "Claim" the blog. If I can figure out how to add the button, you will see it over on the sidebar (or somewhere else for future readers who might visit after a design revamp that could/should eventually happen). Either way, I'm glad you stopped by, and hope you'll come by again! :)
<a href="http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/5772317/?claim=sn7gtjk94ec">Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>
I'll keep the Google Friend Connect link till the bitter end though, because who knows, right? As a personal reader I am trying out Feedly, and though I still need to get used to the layout, it's fine. I need to seeif I can tweak it so I can sort by blog, rather than just having them all listed by published date. I just haven't set aside the time to really play around with the settings yet.
How are you dealing with the Reader closure? Any readers you prefer or have switched to?