Friday, March 15, 2013

Google Reader Alternative Options


It was recently announced that Google Reader will be discontinued as of July 1. So, how are you going to keep up with the newest posts from the blogs you love? Here are a few options:
(Many of these offer the option to sync with google reader. Be sure to do that before July 1 to save all your hard work in following your favorite blogs.)


  •  http://www.feedly.com/  
    • This is the one I've chosen to use.  It took me less than a minute to download the addition to my Chrome browser.  It automatically prompted me to connect to Google reader and since I was already logged into my Google account, it automatically synced.  Add the app on your ios or android device for ease in accessing your feed anywhere. Then, connect to Twitter and Facebook to get those feeds all in one convenient place. 
  • https://www.pulse.me/ 
  • http://flipboard.com/ 
    • These two options advertise much the same options as feedly.  I just didn't choose to use them.  Feedly was the first option recommended to me by fellow bloggers, so that's what I went with. If you decide to use pulse or flipboard, or if you already do, I'd love to hear how you like them.


Be sure you're subscribed to your favorite sites social network accounts, newsletters and email updates. You'll find all of these options for following Dilly Dabbles in the left and right sidebars toward the top of our blog. Don't miss out on the great things your favorite bloggers are sharing, transfer how you're following on the web sooner rather than later.

Here are some links to further information if you want to read more:

Google's Official Announcement
Details on the options listed above
Some further options
 

5 comments:

  1. Thanks Melissa for the info, I was just in the process of trying to figure out what to use. This helps a lot!
    Shawna
    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

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  2. I'm following you on bloglovin.com. I found it on someone else's blog, and it is great. Allows me to categorize the blogs I follow, and keeps me up to date.

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    1. Thanks Susan, I wasn't aware of that one.

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  3. Awesome tip. I love Feedly for keeping up with daily feeds. I also use Pocket to save interesting posts for my evening reading times or times when I am away from internet service.

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