Google reader has officially gone bye-bye. When the announcement went out earlier this year, I asked on Facebook what your thoughts were. To my surprise, not many of you were going to miss it. Now that Google reader has officially left the scene, it begs the question, how do you follow blogs now? I have read countless posts about alternatives to Google Reader and I still haven’t decided for sure how I want to continue to follow blogs in the post Google Reader world we now live in. I will share with you my top choices, then I want to hear from you!
I introduced you to Flipboard last year and still use it today to follow my favorite blogs and social media streams. I love the dynamic look and feel of the content and how easy it is to follow everything from a blog feed to a YouTube channel all in one spot. I have yet to try the new magazine feature, but it sounds like it could be a really useful tool for me to share with you all the great things I find on the www.
This was probably the top alternative to Google Reader that I found being adopted by blog followers. Feedly is similar to Flipboard in its essence, but lacks the dynamic look that Flipboard has. I like that I can create folders of different feeds that I want to group together, like say craft blogs, or DIY blogs. That would help me to better find what I’m looking for when I have time to sit and read.
BlogLovin’ is the next place that I have found many bloggers moving themselves to. I hesitate to move there yet, only because I’m still testing the waters of Feedly. I tend to get weary of yet another thing to sign up for and promote. Call me lazy, but that’s where I am today, and I lack the patience to learn another new platform at the moment. I may give it a try eventually, time will tell.
Now it’s Your Turn
What I really want to know is, how do you follow blogs? I want to know where you are so that I can do my best to make it easy for you to follow along. How do you follow Gifts We Use? Via email, weekly digest, Facebook, Pinterest? All of the above? Your answers are what interest me most.
Leave a comment below and tell me your favorite way to follow blogs.
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