Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Working through my sadness over Google Reader

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?


  1. I am seriously pretending it isn't happening, and when it does I will cry to my sister and she will fix everything for me. Thanks so much for your very generous comments about my Grandmother's nightgown. I plan on letting it settle a bit, hoping the wrinkles loosen on their own. I won't leave it out very long as I am afraid something will happen to it, but right now I think it is so happy to just breathe.

    1. I had to laugh, because in my house I'm sad to admit that I am the "techie" in the family...and wow, that is not saying much! :) Thankfully, adding the Bloglovin link was pretty painless. I'm stillnot settled on which reader I prefer, so I go back and forth between Bloglovin and Feedly, and of course my sentimental favorite Google Reader.
      Seeing your grandmothers gown makes me happy...those kinds of surprises are wonderful! I love all kinds of vintage goodies and antiques, but my absolute favorite are those that came from my own family.

  2. i feel ur pain.i only just figured out the reading list a cpl of months ago and have been feeling so pleased with myself.i have been avoiding the change since i heard about it, i guess its time i should check out bloglovin...but im very annoyed at mr. blogger and his silly decision!

    1. Yes - Google deserves a very severe finger wagging for this decision. Both Bloglovin and Feedly import Reader lists over easily so thankfully that wasn't a problem. I do like that Bloglovin lets you follow the person as well as the blog (though I'm not sure how it's entirely different yet). And both have an app so I can keep up on my phone. Good luck on your switch!