goodbye google reader, hello feedly

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Come July 1st, Google Reader is bidding us adieu. I know this has put many blog reading fanatics like myself into panic mode – wondering how you’ll keep up with all of your favorites. Fortunately for me, I switched from Google Reader to Bloglovin’ back in December -for aesthetic reasons as much as wanting to give my favorite bloggers their well-deserved page views. Althought I won’t really be affected by the disappearance of Google Reader, I wanted to let you know I’ve found another new favorite you might like too – Feedly! I am a sucker for beautiful blog aesthetics, delicious photographs and am drawn to just about anything written in magazine format which makes this pretty much my ideal reader. Feedly also has just about every share button you could ever want which makes spreading cute posts, health tips and yummy recipes all the more easy. The only thing I’m not so keen on? Feedly isn’t page-view friendly (thus commenting also requires a bit more effort) but in exchange for the rest of it being so awesome, I will happily click through to support my favorite bloggers. I hope you’ll continue to follow nutritionella either on Feedly or Bloglovin’!

Got a favorite blog I should follow? Completely okay if it’s yours!

What readers do you use or are planning to switch to once Google Reader is axed?

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  • Hi Elle! I noticed that people are able to subscribe to your blog both on feedly AND bloglovin. How is that possible? Do you have your blogs transferred to both accounts?

    I am currently on bloglovin but I’d love to be on feedly as well so that my readers could follow me on either one, but I don’t know how to do that. How did you do that? I’d appreciate any help you could get, I am soooooo un-techy about stuff like this. Thanks so much!

  • Ah, I’m so glad that you posted about this! Every time I open up Google Reader, I’m reminded that it’s being retired soon :( I’ve never tried Bloglovin’ or Feedly before, so I’ll give them both a shot. Thanks for the recommendations!

    • Feedly doesn’t show the actual blog (like Bloglovin’ does) therefore it doesn’t count as a page view -this matters to bloggers who show ads that pay based on views. And yes, you can comment directly through Bloglovin!

  • I was so sad to see Google Reader gone, but I think I am adjusting to BlogLovin’. I have to check out Feedly too because there are things that I def don’t like about Blog Lovin’

  • I have a question for you, (which you may or may not know the answer to but I figure it’s worth a shot since you seem pretty well-adversed on this!) With the disappearance of Google reader, does that mean the Google Friend Connect tab will be disappearing off blogs as well? I can’t imagine big time bloggers being very happy about that if that’s the case. That’s a big part of marketing their popularity to new readers! It seems like Google would be more understanding of this, don’t you think?

    • I honestly don’t know because I don’t use it! I’d think Google is making a push to move more people towards Google + so I wouldn’t be surprised.

  • I am currently using BlogLovin’ and like it so far but I have a question in regards to Google Reader, does this mean feed burner will be gone as well? Meaning I will have to have all of my current subscribers, re-subscribe under an new reader such as Feedly? Sorry if this is a dumb question but I appreciate any help you can offer!

    • Hi Elle, I was wondering if you noticed my question here in the comments? I am not familiar with Google Reader of FeedBurner so I’m aware that my question may be silly but I noticed that you took the time to reply to your other questions and not mine. I know I could easily research this myself but I thought your post was addressing it so why not ask you.

  • I tried bloglovin’ after you and a few other bloggers recommended it, but I’m not a huge fan. I will check out feedly. Thanks for the post!

  • I am brand new to blogging. Currently being hosted by Blogger and not sure how to switch over/install Feedly or Bloglovin?

  • This is the second time I’ve heard good things about Feedly, so I think I’ll switch over! I used to use Google Reader, got the notice they were quitting, and switched to Bloglovin’, but it’s not my favorite. Thanks for the tip!

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  • I used Reader my whole blog reading career until I recently changed sides to Bloglovin! I’m really digging it so far, the only complaint I would have is that sometimes not all the pictures load in a post but it’s a small problem. I’ll have to check out Feedly!