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March 14, 2013

Google READER to FEEDLY {an option}




Right, so this morning we all open our Google READERS and there is a message :

***NO MORE GOOGLE READER FROM JULY 01, 2013 ! ***

Read the article HERE

My first thought was "Oh no!  ... Most of the blogs I follow is through Google reader..."  What was your reaction?

Anyhow, after stressing a bit, I found FEEDLY which some {or even most of you} already know. Well, Feedly is totally new to me, but I had gone ahead and checked it out.  Now, I am silly stupid when it comes to these tech-type of stuff.  {Yeah, even "readers" are tech stuff to me!}

What I can tell you, is that I was pleasantly surprised !  I checked to see how many unread posts I had in Google READER, then I installed Feedly which you can do HERE, it only took a few minutes, and up it was ... showing all my unread posts {as per Google READER, 100% corresponding} - yep, it was that easy.

On the same page as the installation - look lower down for NOTE 1 - you will find some tips and how to personalize your Index.

The outlay on my HOMEPAGE initially threw me a little, but you have options, but let's start at the very beginning:

1.) Go to the link  HERE - follow the instructions {below are some of the important points}
2.) Make your choice Chrome/ Firefox / Safari  or one of the others
3.) Feedly will now do the intallation/transitioning  {does not take long}
4.) Once on your "HomePage" it will look a little like a magazine
5.) Look on the left hand side of the screen towards the bottom - see PREFERENCES - now click there and choose how to customize to your own preferences


There are other goodies to choose from i.e. THEME / INDEX / HISTORY  in addition to the PREFERENCES.

NOTE :  I am leaving my Google READER as is for the moment, whilst running the FEEDLY as well  {I like to check on things and see whether all really goes as it should}

I have shared this only to give you an option, I have no idea whether this would turn out to be the best option in replacing Google READER, or not.  In turn, I would absolutely love to hear from you, especially if you know or find something better, or even have additional information on FEEDLY {I am on CHROME}.

The one thing I could not find {YET} is some kind of gadget/widget/plug-in which can be displayed on our blogs for readers to use as a new way to follow.  I have gathered that all the current {and I take it any new followers on GFC} automatically gets transitioned to the FEEDLY system.  

I suppose, for now, one can make a little button yourself, with a link to your blog and readers can follow that way....

For now, I am happy to test the FEEDLY option, until one of the more tech-savvy people will have some more choices for us to test.


Let me know how you feel about saying bye-bye to Google READER.

Have BLOGLOVIN ??  You can import blogs from Google READER to BLOGLOVIN ! {Have a look on your Bloglovin homepage}

Ciao for now,


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9 comments:

  1. Thanks so much! I need to read through this again. I had my own little panic attack when I saw that Reader was going away. It is the only reader I use. I'm so glad you and one other person told me about Feedly. I hope it works out.
    I would love if you would share this at my link party. http://www.realcoake.com/2013/03/real-family-fun-5.html
    Take care,
    KC

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  2. Thank you so much, I was wondering what to do next, I am going to check this out!

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  3. Will definitely check this out Alice @ Mums Make Lists

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  4. Linda
    Thanks for sharing this easy to follow tutorial!
    I found you today at G'Day Saturday's Linky. I hope you can stop by my blog and say hello, too.
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    www.vmg206.blogspot.com

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  5. Oh u have no idea how useful this post is to me. I was not at all ok with Google discontinuing it n I was at a loss.....thank you. Is that also why the "join this site" does not work anymore or its just me?

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  6. Great tutorial to put everyones mind at ease if they haven't found their readers yet! Thanks for linking up to Showy Sunday over at www.leroyilme.blogspot.com

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing this information. I will definitely check out Feedly! Ginger

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  8. I'm like you, i'm not terribly techy. I set up feedly but have no personalization option at all. I've googled lots on the subject & it should be there.... but it's not. weirdest thing ever. I'd like it more if I could actually change my preferences!

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