I woke up this morning feeling stressed!
I realized that I hadn’t done anything to move my Google Reader Feeds!
Time to get started!
The first thing I did was read the Google Reader migration instructions.
It told me to go to Google Takeaway (with a clickable link) in order to download all of my information.
I downloaded the info and the first step was done — no matter what I wasn’t going to lose my feeds. I placed the .zip file on my computer and I knew that no matter what I did, or if I find that I don’t like the reader that I choose, all my data is now backed up and I can keep it until I’ve decided I adore my new reader.
The next question: where to migrate them to? (All of this makes me feel like a flock of geese, but that’s beside the point I guess!)
Had a look at the options that were available and decided I wanted to move my feeds over to Bloglovin’ and it promised to let me upload my feeds with only one click!
A blogger friend suggested I follow this tutorial and it was a snap!
Once I logged in, I was able to literally click a button and my feeds were directly transferred from the Google Reader.
I also added the Bloglovin’ Extension which puts an icon at the top of my browser which will tell me when one of my feeds has been updated.
So far I’m really liking Bloglovin’! One thing to note though — not all of my feeds did transfer automatically — I had to search out some of my favourite blogs to ensure I was still following them, though they were easy to locate through the search feature.
And if you don’t love Bloglovin’?
Another Canadian blogger outlined the issues extremely well a few monthes back (too bad I didn’t actually use what I learned from her until now – DUH!) and she provides some other great alternatives. You can check out her blog post here.
What do you use to read the posts from your favourite blogs?