Important news about Google Reader…

If you follow this blog (or any other blog for that matter!) via Google Reader, I’m sure you are aware of it’s retirement as of July 1st.  (If you haven’t heard, then you might want to read this article. Or this one). As of July 1st, Google reader will be no more. Which means that, if you’re anything like me and have hundreds of blogs in your reader, you’ll be looking for an alternative service; AND a way of transferring all of those blog URL’s to your new service.

When it comes to this blog, you can keep up to date with posts in a number of ways:

  • Blogger Dashboard – If you blog via Blogger and follow your blogs in your Blogger dashboard; then from what I can gather, there should be no change when Google Reader retires. 
  • Bloglovin – I’m on Bloglovin which seems to be the weapon of choice for many. You can find me here. Just click to follow.
  • Hello Cotton – This is a relatively new one on me. (Is it me or does Hello Cotton sound like a range of panty liners?!) Anyhow, I’ve just joined up and you can find me here. Again, just click to follow.
  • Facebook – A couple of weeks ago I finally got around to setting up a dedicated facebook page for this blog. Click to like my page and you’ll receive blog updates and other snippets direct to your FB newsfeed.

But how about all those other wonderful blogs that you follow? You’re not going to want to input each one individually into your new service! Well, I’ve been doing a bit of digging and came across this well explained tutorial for downloading your reading list from Google Reader, and transferring it to Bloglovin. Phew! That’s that one solved then! You’re welcome 😉

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  1. Jennifer Lachman March 22, 2013

    I’m way ahead of you, I’ve been following you and all of my other favorite blogs on bloglovin for about a week now. It seems to be working out. For some reason it couldn’t find two of the blogs I read even when I entered the RSS feed address directly. But other than that minor issue I love it.

  2. Nothy Lane March 22, 2013

    I’m on bloglovin too and I’ll follow you when I get home. I am all confused about this Google Reader retirement….

  3. girlguydogcat March 22, 2013

    So frustrating – the Google reader “next” book marklet was genius. Oh well. My blog is on wordpress and they had a button somewhere that allowed you to automatically transfer all your blogs from google reader into the wordpress reader. super easy – no copying required. Doesn’t sound like you’re on wordpress but might be a help to one of your readers!

  4. Meg March 22, 2013

    Bloglovin actually just asked me if I wanted to import my Google Reader blogs, and did all the work for me without even having to download my reader list. So easy!

  5. Kessem March 24, 2013

    I also reviewed a few other ways to follow your favorite blogs:

  6. Bromeliad March 29, 2013

    I’m so mad at Google right now.


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