Saturday, June 29, 2013

RSS-related hellfire rains from heaven

Bye, Google Reader.  Sniff.
Yes, that would be the typical start of a fake news story here, but this is a purely serious public service announcement.  If you have been following this blog through an RSS feed, the most popular version of reading RSS, Google Reader, dies a horrendous and unnecessary death on Monday (not that I have opinions on any of this).  I encourage you to import your Google Reader subscriptions to (and it is easy--I just did it).  I can't guarantee it will be the same, but they do seem to have a clean interface and nice features.  Plus you keep in touch with the blog.

I am visiting family in Alabama right now.  I have been exploring how to "fix" the %^&*% blinky dinks on this blog.  Right now, I am leaning toward Squarespace, but am figuring out whether I can import this whole clunky thing.  In any case, I know it has been quiet, but consider it allowing the field to go fallow for a few days/weeks while I figure this out.

Peace, get out an umbrella, and go to!


PaperSmyth said...

I've been using Feedly for at least two months now. (I basically switched over as soon as Google made their &%!^ announcement.) And it works fine for me also.

(For the "ultra-geeky," you may want to go grab everything from your Reader history via "Google Takeout." You have 'til the 15th of July for "Google Takeout" of Reader, or so I hear.)

Best of luck with the "changing clunkness" project. :D I'm sure it will turn out great!

Fran said...

I have been to Feedly!

Fran said...

I'm playing with Squarespace now... I am so not good at these things, but I can't afford to pay someone to do it for me!

SCEcclesia said...

Feedly is terrific -I've been using it for ages on my iPhone and android tablet and now my iPad - a great reading interface

Ginny@RandomActsofMomness said...

This is perfect timing -- I'm reading your post on my brand-new (as in, I imported my shtuff five minutes ago) Feedly feed. (Feed? Account? I never know what to call these things.) I like that you can create categories for blogs -- but otherwise, the jury's still out.

And I'm with you: I don't know why Google Reader had to go bye-bye. If it ain't broke, etc.

Rocket Scientist said...

We miss your posts!