A question for you all…
As I’m sure you know already, Google Reader is closing 1st July 2013 and I have to admit I have no idea what effect this will have on my blog followers who use reader to follow my blog posts.
I also have to admit that I stopped using Google Reader ages ago as it just became too overwhelming when I had over 1000 new posts to go through every time I logged on! Yes I know, I just follow too many people!
So I’m looking for a new way of following the blogosphere and as more and more of us turn to the bite-sized formats for getting our ‘news’ I’ve tried things like Pulse, which you can get to follow specific blogs, and Flipboard, where you can save sites and pages you want to read later. Of course there is always Facebook and Twitter but I’m not on them all the time and it is easy to miss a post from a favourite blog.
To be honest my favourite way, and so far most reliable way, is to follow my regular reads by email, I just have to remember not to follow too many blogs as my inbox will become too full and I’ll be back to square one again. Also not all blog owners have set up a ‘follow my blog by email’ feed so it isn’t always an option. It is easy to do by the way, there is a widget you can add to your sidebar in the Layout tab – go do it!
I would love to know what your favourite tricks for reading and following blogs are and in the meantime if you do follow my blog by Google Reader and want to keep following it then please do remember to add me to your new method. Or you can try following me by email, just add your email address to the ‘Follow By Email’ box in my sidebar and remember to activate your subscription when you get the email (check your spam just in case).
Or you can follow me via BlogLovin’ and I’ve set up an easy link in my sidebar for this as well.
Looking forward to hearing how you follow your favourite blogs!
Catch you later.