Google Reader, RSS and blog housekeeping.
I follow loads of RSS feeds for fun and for work, and all year I have felt smug about what I consider my clever set up of them (Google Reader in Firefox for personal, Chrome for work; a combo of Instapaper and Buffer and Twitter and Google Bookmarks to keep track of everything). But disaster has struck. While it’s happy to bore us to death with things we don’t want, Google has removed support from Reader and will be shutting it down in July.
I am currently trialling a solution that involves Feedbin ($2 a month! I would be happy to pay that to Google if only they’d take it) and Reeder. My hope is that by funneling Feedbin through Reeder I will get its smooth, efficient reading experience without its grey-paletted ugliness. Other people have found good (free) replacements in the form of The Old Reader and Feedly.
- My mailing list. Only once a week, only READ.LOOK.THINK. Sign up here; this is what it looks like.
- Facebook. One link a week, only to READ.LOOK.THINK. Like on FB.
- Bloglovin.’ (I really don’t know what this is at all.)