Google Reader bye bye

I'm a Google loyalist. I like google's products and I use them. I *love* Gmail the most followed by the search engine and, of course, Blogger. Then comes (came) Reader. I like Drive too. And Google+, if only more people took that up I could just move fully from Facebook.
I nearly fell off my chair when I opened Reader to read Google is ending it. It makes no sense to me. Reader is brilliant, functional, pleasing on the eye and ever so simple. Oh how I love simple!
Since 2005, Reader has allowed me to read my favourite blogs in a really efficient and enjoyable way. From now, I will have to change (and here is this word again!) how I approach reading those.
Dear Google, I may not forgive you for this one. Really!
Do you use an RSS feeder to read blogs? Or do you go directly to the ones you want to read? Any tips on alternatives to Reader?
I will be testing available options to replace Reader in my life. I'll be posting about it possibly next week, if you're interested.

**Added later: Picasa, I definitely love Picasa!



  1. Dobbin
    20 March 2013 / 22:19

    1. Try Yahoo (remember Yahoo?)2. Why is Gmail so good?3. What is Drive?

  2. Little Miss Joey
    21 March 2013 / 07:46

    1. Been there, done that, prefer google.2. Good question. The thing that drew me to it back in the day was the fact that all replies to an email were grouped together so it is incredibly easy to see all items within the same conversation. I do also love the simple style that makes emailing pleasing on the eye and intuitive. Gmail chat is great as is calendar, and the integration of these services makes it a brilliant service.3. Drive is a place to store and share files easily on the cloud. Free and great!

  3. MissLilly
    22 March 2013 / 11:49

    I love all google products too, but for blogs (I use blogspot for posting) I use Blogloving, perfect as a feed for all the blogs / pages you want to follow

  4. Little Miss Joey
    26 March 2013 / 06:30

    Thanks for the tip MissLilly. Ill definitely check it out 🙂

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