As you know, I was
After hearing from y'all, I googled "Alternatives to Google Reader" to help me make my final decision. I have to run everything by Google, don't you?
And Google...being Google...came through for me.
I found this great blog post from Lifehacker, called "Five Best Google Reader Alternatives". I figured with a blog title like Lifehacker, I could trust this guy, right?
Anywhoo... he goes through 5 of the best alternatives and shows you different displays and talks about pros and cons. Very easy to read and not filled with a bunch of tech mumbo jumbo that this 4th grader teacher wouldn't understand. Then he let the people of the World Wide Web vote.
He wrote a follow-up post called "Most Popular Google Reader Alternative: Feedly." Well, over 1,000+ peeps who follow Lifehacker can't be wrong, so I gave Feedly a try.
Now, I was frustrated at first because I wasn't sure how everything worked. It has taken be awhile to get used to the format, but I do bold, underline, italicize, all caps LOVE that I can easily access my Feedly account on my computer, phone, iPad, whatever! It has worked seemlessly on all my devices. The transition from Google Reader to Feedly was easy. They took care of everything and imported all the blogs I already follow for me. i.e. I did nothing.
There have been a few snags along the way. Apparently when you are important millions of giga-whatever from Google Reader, there are some set backs. But, I emailed the Feedly team, and they emailed me back within an hour, saying they knew about the bug (my index of blogs was not showing up..boohoo!) and were working on it. I'm thinking once everything is transitioned this is the right format for me. They are even working on adding a search feature, which is the one thing I really miss from Google Reader.
**Update** - My Feedly has been fixed. Zippity do da!
So, moral of my story...I'm going with Feedly. If you use Feedly, you don't need to worry about doing anything, you will just continue to follow this here blog. And a huge thank you for it!
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