Most of us in the blogging community have being hearing about the impending death of Google Reader for a few months now. With July 1 only a few days away, it is time to make sure you have secured an alternative to keeping in touch with all your favorite blogs (this one included I hope ).
Alternative Ways to Stay in Touch
- Email: By subscribing to a blog by email, you receive all the latest posts in your inbox. For most blogs you can find the email subscription option in their sidebar and/or at the bottom of their posts by clicking the check box that says notify me of new posts by email. At The Watered Soul, I have both options. Just enter your email address in the box under Subscribe to blog via email or click the check box at the end of this post. If you’re not reading this on the live blog, you’ll need to hop over to actually subscribe.
- RSS Reader: By subscribing to your favorite blogs via RSS, you receive all the latest post in your RSS reader of choice. Before Google’s announcement, Google Reader was my favorite way to kept up with all the many blogs I read. However, since their announcement I’ve been trying out a few alternatives including Feedly, Bloglovin, and The Older Reader (thanks to Barbie at My Freshly Brewed Life for informing me about this one). And there are many other RSS readers to choose from but these seem to be the more popular ones. Check out Google Reader is Shutting Down; Here Are the Best Alternatives at Lifehackers for more alternatives
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