Friday, April 12, 2013

Dismantling My Google Reader Feed

So, I heard awhile back that Google is dumping Google Reader - much to the chagrin of many.

But I have a confession to make. Google Reader never really worked very well for me. It was more of an occasion for feelings of guilt because I could never plug through everything I wanted to. And once I scrolled past it, it felt like it was gone forever.

What I've decided to do, and might actually work better for me (you can check it out in the sidebar here!) is re-expand my list of blogs that I read with Blogger's nice little "Blog List" widget. This provides the title of the latest post on all of my favorite blogs, which allows me to skim and meander at my own pace.

These are all the blogs that I would ideally like to follow (though I am probably missing some), with the exception of blogs that I tend to read via Facebook.

All of the blogs on my list are ones that I'm interested in reading. It's as simple as that. Some because they are friends or relatives of mine, some because I find interesting insights that are helpful to me, etc. A few have not been updated in awhile, but I'd still like to check them out when they are updated. One will, sadly, never be updated again, but I like to go back and meander around there sometimes too. That's the one that was written by dear friend Katrina, who passed away last November after a long struggle with ALS.

Just thought I'd post a little invitation to check out the blog list (though it makes it feeling like I'm going "back to the beginning" because that's pretty much how my sidebar started when I first started blogging). Please feel free to post in the comments any suggestions for blogs I may have forgotten or may enjoy reading.

Blessings on your day! :)


Karen Edmisten said...

Nice solution, Alicia. I haven't figured out yet what to do. I know that I need to go through my Reader list before I export it to anything new, as it's definitely unwieldy.

Alicia VH said...

Yes, I hear you. What I ended up doing was deleting things from Google Reader as I added them here. Not sure I'm done yet, but it definitely makes the remainders on Google Reader easier to take a look at. Good luck! :)