Thursday, March 14, 2013

Oh No! Not Reader?



I use Google Reader every single day and now it will be GONE on July 1. OH NO what will I do.
If you do not use Reader how do you view the blogs you read.



they tell me i can download the data and save it but what for, where would I put it? I found a place that said they have better things to do with their technology than give us a free reader... of course they do.


TexWisGirl just sent me this LINK on possible sites we can use, it also explains why they are doing away with Reader... Thanks Theresa 

27 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

I have been reading that too Sandra. My question is which reader - I have a google reader on my internet page and a google reader on my blog page. I have been doing some investigation too.

Sandie

Betsy Adams said...

Wellwellwell---they just keep on trying to make things harder for us bloggers. I read the alternatives ---and they don't really sound like what we bloggers are looking for. Seems to be more about the 'news'.... Huh?????

I use my dashboard more than the reader anyhow ---so unless they do away with the dashboard, I'll be okay. I also am enjoying getting posts via email...

BUT--don't think I'll be using any of the new options unless they are better than the description says!

Good Ole Blogger... Just keep on changing things making it harder for us...

Hugs,
Betsy

The Brown Recluse said...

Google really is the devil, I tell ya! But I use the dashboard, so hopefully, I'll still be ok. If not, I'll figure something out.

Kathy said...

I don't even know what Google Reader is and what it does. Am I missing out on something? I read blogs every day.

Inger said...

Meanwhile, they snatch our pictures and put in their Images file for anyone to use for FREE! I'm not a fan of google, but what can you do? I'll check out T's link too. She is good at all this stuff. I only use the Reader when I want to check in on blogs I don't follow every day. Those I follow every day I have listed under my favorite blogs in my sidebar.

Ginny said...

I'm so sorry for you, sis! I know it is awful to lose a computer program that you love! I have never gotten onto Google Reader and never liked it as much as just going down my sidebar and clicking each one, for me that it much more simple. If I have any special ones that I want to find FAST like yours, I make an icon. My computer guy says icons take up no computer space.

Krista Funk said...

I was dismayed to see this news too!

This morning I migrated over to feedly.com and it accepted all of my feeds and subscriptions with little hassle. Now I just have to figure out how to work the thing.

Madge Bloom said...

I use a reader called 'Sage' and like it a lot...

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I saw this yesterday and am somewhat concerned as to how I will read blogs. I will check out some of the links given here.

photowannabe said...

I guess I am so old tech that I never got into Google reader.
I use my favorites and those listed on my sidebar. They are my regulars. I find that works for me.
I hope you can find an app that works for you and your many followers.

TexWisGirl said...

gonna keep playing with feedly. hoping it'll become the norm.

George said...

I use Reader all the time, but I guess I'll have to try something else. I've begun following blogs by email, but not all blogs offer this option.

SweetMarie said...

I don't use reader. I just use dashboard and email alerts. I hope this doesn't mess up everyone's blogs!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

I gave up on these net places, which say they will show you new posts, on blogs-you-love. :-(((

On my Sidebar, you will see a link to "My Little Posse" blog. From this link, I can go to my PRIVATE blog, where the blogs-I-love-to-read, are listed.

There, I use a Blogger thingy, and it shows me when a new post is put on each of my blogs-I-love-to-read.

Easy! Simple! Accessible! Private! Love it! Don't know why everyone doesn't do it! ,-)

"Auntie"

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

The Blogger "thingy" which I use, is a Blogger Gadget, called 'Configure Blog List.'

It helps if I don't just call stuff, a BLOGGER THINGY. lol...

Gail said...

I just have my comments sent to email and I read blogs from my list.

I am gonna have to figure out how to save my blog before they kill it too.

DawnTreader said...

I saw this message today too. I have been using the google reader both on the computer and on my phone. It's very annoying when they keep changing things that are working... I suppose there will be some other similar reader available though. I'm more irritated just now about changes that Google seem to be making with Picasa, my preferred picture editing tool... All my images used to show up there automatically and now they don't, I have to go roundabouts to collect those I want to edit. I suspect Google wants to collect everything to Google+ which I have not yet joined...

Arkansas Patti said...

I saw that and wasn't sure how it would effect me. Then I saw where some are using dashboard reader which I do also so maybe I will be OK. I do hope you find a solution.

RoeH said...

I'm lucky I guess. I tried GR for a while and I didn't care for it that much. I didn't like going back and forth. But that might have been cleared up since I used it. I just like going down the sidebar and clicking on each one. Sometimes I use the Dashboard and though I don't mind it, I still like the old way better.

Madi and Mom said...

Mom doesn't use google reader...she has the blogs she reads bookmarked.
Love your header.
My sis and her hubby are coming tomorrow...Mom has been dusting and spit polishing the house. She is tuckered out now
Hugs madi

Ann said...

I scheduled a post about the same thing for tomorrow. I can't believe they are getting rid of reader

Dee said...

I use my dash board. I would be devastated if one day we read blogger will be gone. It happened with AOL. But I will not jump that far ahead. :-/

Relyn Lawson said...

I don't use Reader. I like roaming around and clicking link to link. I keep folders in favorites on my computer.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I don't use it much, but I think Blogger is going to be changing too, one of these days.

Linda said...

Thanks for the alert as I don't use Reader so haven't received this notification. I usually read from my dashboard sidebar and scroll back to catch up. Just as you get used to one system it's snatched away, but just have to take it as it comes and hope we can all still communicate somehow with alternatives.

Betty Manousos said...

i use my blog roll all the time, but i think i'll have to try something else.

SquirrelQueen said...

Any time we get attached to something along come Google to take it away. Oh well, I use the dashboard most of the time anyway so I won't miss it.