Wednesday, March 20, 2013

RIP Google Reader

So, as everyone and their mother probably know by now, Google Reader will soon go the way of the dodo come July 1, 2013. Is this cause for panic? Not really - unless that was the main way you were keeping up with your blogs. Personally, I use the Blogger Reading List and this doesn't appear to be going anywhere right now.

But what about GFC? There were so many things being said, I was a little confused at first, but after doing a little research, I've realized that the passing of Google Reader doesn't necessarily mean the end of GFC (Google Friend Connect) - at least not for now. In the future, yes, it is very likely that Google will get rid of it. So what can we do to safeguard ourselves before this happens? I would suggest finding other ways to follow blogs and promoting those different ways of following.

One popular alternative that has been booming thanks to this Google Reader news is Bloglovin'. The great thing about Bloglovin' is that not only is it very user friendly, but it's SUPER easy to transfer all your blogs over from Google Reader. I'm going to go ahead and take this time now to pimp my Bloglovin' page out as I've just started using it and it could use a little lovin'...haha.

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Leave me your Bloglovin' link in the comments so I can follow you too :)

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