Google Reader officially gets turned off tomorrow, Monday, July 1.
I tried several other services when the news first broke but I kept coming back to old faithful. There was no better tool to read and organise your online reading.
I was with it until the end.
This weekend I officially transferred to feedly which as done an amazing job of filling the void. All my feeds, starred items and tags are now resting comfortably in their new home. I can’t tell you how this freed up my weekend. I thought I would be spending all my time right here going through and sorting it all out.
But nope, done. Thank you feedly.
And I’m not ashamed to tell you the idea of deserting Reader this weekend has left me almost teary, like losing an old friend.
Pathetic, I know, and certainly not the worst problem one can have this fine weekend.
So anyway, this is my official reminder to you that Google Reader is on the way out. Keep up with all the zesty goodness from Lime Lane in one of these ways:
- RSS – you can still read all your favourite blogs using RSS, you just need a new RSS reader. Lime Lane feed is here
- Email – get new posts emailed straight to your inbox every day by clicking here
- Bloglovin – Made the switch to Bloglovin? We’re already there ~ head here
- Feedly – has been a very popular replacement and it’s my pick [and not just because their icon is a lovely shade of green!]. You can add Lime Lane here
- Twitter – I always sends posts out to Twitter each day so you can always keep up to date there. [Put your favourite blogs in a list]
- Facebook – Love Facebook? Like the Lime Lane page and get the latest posts in your newsfeed.
Looking for more information and RSS alternatives. Try these links:
- Life after Google Reader. iMore tells you all you need to know
- Lifehacker’s recent round-up of the best alternatives
- Alternatives round-up from Copyblogger
- Gizmodo gives you 10 alternatives to pick from
- Kikolani shares three web-based RSS alternatives here [plus how to grab your data with Google Takeout]
- And 11 alternatives here
- Mashable’s tips on exporting your RSS feeds
- And a list of alternatives here when the news broke
- Marketing Land has 12 alternatives to consider
- And Gizmodo’s best alternatives from when the news broke
And you can sign Google Reader’s retirement card here