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Topic # 120955 19-Jun-2013 15:50 Send private message

Hi, I'm not sure if this is in the right forum, apologies if so. I have my own blog with Blogger, and use Google reader.  What will I replace it with, when Reader has been abolished? One of my blog friends is moving to 'bloglovin", if I move all my blog to Weebly, will I still have the same problem? Is it likely that after this, Google will also stop some of the other services it offers. Is any new reader, that is  free, better than another? Any help, suggestions or advice will be so much appreciated. Cheers, Nancyjj

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  Reply # 839552 19-Jun-2013 15:54 Send private message

i am trying http://www.feedly.com/ which is ok, took a bit to configure initially and hopefully they will bring a proper web client out soon :)

as to impact on other services.... wait and see is about all we can do :)

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  Reply # 839555 19-Jun-2013 15:55 Send private message

Use self hosted wordpress. Is weebly a blog anyway, I don't have any knowledge of it?
I thought it was just a website builder. My experience with website builders, is you never own your website, you are just leasing it, and it can be difficult to export content, as they don't want you to move.

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  Reply # 839914 19-Jun-2013 22:14 Send private message

I'm using https://theoldreader.com/ as my rss reader now, you can export your subscription list from google reader and import into it.

I doubt Google will kill off Blogger, unlike Reader which had a relatively small number of users, Blogger is massive.

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  Reply # 839916 19-Jun-2013 22:19 Send private message

I think you're confused. Reader is a service to read RSS feed. Google *IS NOT* shutting down Blogger, the blogging platform.







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  Reply # 839975 20-Jun-2013 04:34 Send private message

Hi, I understand that just the  Google Reader is finishing, and I thought it might be easier to change my whole blog to another, like Wordpress, as that has its own "reader". At this time I do not want to do a pay site, and both Wordpress and Weebly fit this, as does Blogger. But I wonder why this is being shut down, as surely it is so popular. Do they want us all to go to a pay system? Thanks to all for suggestions, and it looks like Wordpress will suit the best. If I stay with Blogger, I will still have to find another RSS Reader, and is any one better or easier to install and use? Cheers, Nancyjj

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  Reply # 840025 20-Jun-2013 08:36 Send private message

Reader and Blogger are completely independent. You users might be pulling the RSS feed with any other RSS feed catcher and you can remain on Blogger.

Just because Wordpress offers a feed catcher it doesn't mean your users will switch to it.

Changing blogging platform is dangerous, because you will lose audience in the process - not everyone follow to a new address.




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  Reply # 840028 20-Jun-2013 08:41 Send private message

I've signed up to Feedbin for a while to see how that performs. Seems to be okay for now!



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  Reply # 840036 20-Jun-2013 08:54 Send private message

Hi, at the moment I want to stay with my blog where it is, and maybe try Feedly or RSSowl .  Lots of reviews out there, but not many from anyone who has actually used them with their blog, maybe too early yet. Cheers, Nancyjj

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  Reply # 842146 24-Jun-2013 04:59 Send private message

Nancy, I am confused as to what Google Reader has to do with your blog?






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  Reply # 842151 24-Jun-2013 06:56 Send private message

Hi, my blog is  
  All Points of the Compass

or http://jeanmckinstry.blogspot.co.nz
   
and I have a list on my sidebar of  favourite blogs I follow, when they do a new post ,that shows. I can click and go directly to that blog.  I was told this is what Google Reader does, and when it is finished I need to find another RSS feeder. Some have gone to bloglovin, and others have suggested Feedly or RSSowl.
There is a period of grace for people to find another program.
If I am wrong, I will be so happy, if not, I need to sort this out soon.
Thanks for your reply, and if I do not need to find another program, will you please advise, I will appreciate this very much.
Cheers, Nancyjj

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  Reply # 842166 24-Jun-2013 08:35 Send private message

I can't be 100% sure, but I am pretty sure that Google Reader shutting down won't affect any of the functions in Blogger. One is that they seem to be using something other than Google Reader there, and the other is that its not mentioned in their blog: http://buzz.blogger.com/

Google Reader is a service that lets you follow a lot of blogs and blogposts. Its in short an RSS reader. Feely, RSSowl etc. are similar services.

One thing I would do if I were you, is to make sure you have all the URLs (links) to the RSS feeds you are showing today, save them somewhere where you can find them and then forget about this until 2nd of july. Then check if everything works as it should. I am pretty sure you won't have to do anything after the 1st of july but it always pays to be a little cautious.




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  Reply # 842170 24-Jun-2013 08:47 Send private message

Nancyjj: ...and I have a list on my sidebar of  favourite blogs I follow, when they do a new post ,that shows. I can click and go directly to that blog.  I was told this is what Google Reader does, and when it is finished I need to find another RSS feeder. Some have gone to bloglovin, and others have suggested Feedly or RSSowl.


Nancy, Google Reader has nothing to do with that list.

Google Reader is used by consumers to collect a list of blogs and quickly read them. What you use for your blog has no bearing on this at all. That list is not maintained by Google Reader.







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  Reply # 842172 24-Jun-2013 08:53 Send private message

Hi Jarle,
I think I will still have any blog there on my list , as long as it is Blogger, but any other,i,e, wordpress will not. Thanks so much for your suggestions and very helpful advice, I'll make a list, of all my favourite blog URL's  and  save, just in case,. I think only one is with wordpress, all others have done their blogs with Blogger. Your help is much appreciated. Cheers, Nancyjj

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