Though this is certainly not the end of the world, Google Reader is retiring as of July 1st. Social media is quite a big deal for the blogging community and I used Google Reader heavily. Now I am in search for a new home for all of my RSS feeds.
I like to keep social media streamlined and easy. Doesn’t everyone? Google Reader helped me with that.
There are so many different sites out there for streamlining your social media. Below are a couple sites I have come across that might help with the transition.
Bloglovin – My top choice right now. Just add the blogs you want to follow, and you’ll get notified every time one of your favorite blogs has written a new blog post.
Feedly – My second choice. Organize your favorite blogs, news sites, podcasts and Youtube channels and access them all in one place. Great for multi tiered networks.
Pulse – Pulse is a fast way to read your favorite blogs, magazines, social networks and newspapers. You can even send saved stories to Pocket and Evernote. I do like the feature to save to Pocket because I adore the app, but I am not quite sure I like the layout of Pulse.
NewsBlur – Create an account, subscribe to favorite sites, and read on any computer. NewsBlur is free on the web, iPad, iPhone, and Android up to 64 sites. After 64 sites there is a $1/month fee for the premium site.
I am not sure which I am going to go with yet. I do have till July 1st to play around with each and to see which is best for my personal needs.
Good Bye, Google Reader. You will be missed.