Have you ever blinked and an entire month has gone by? I completely missed June. I know it happened- Father's Day, my mom came to visit, the kids got out of school; but I'm pretty sure we just celebrated Easter.
Anyway, the end of June brings the end of Google Reader. I've been meaning to post an update on this, but like I said June flew by and the end of the month caught me by surprise as well.
What this means for you
From my rough tracking, a majority of my subscribers follow me through Network Blogs and/or Google Friend Connect (used to be networked users on Blogger) so this won't affect you. The RSS feed (if you use it) should still work as it gives you multiple options besides Google Reader.
But if you use Google Reader to follow my blog then you need to find a replacement ASAP.
I just imported my subscriptions over to Feedly (there's a helpful automatic import button that will do this automatically for you) but I haven't used it enough to say one way or another whether I like it. It is the number one recommended replacement it seems, so there's that.
Because I rely on my iPhone/iPad for remote reading I was also able to import my subscriptions into Pulse and Flipboard; both are good for different reasons. (See my post on Social Media for why I use what)
I wish I could be more helpful, but I'm navigating through this as well. I'm not 100% sold on Feedly, but Flipboard and Pulse are working pretty well. (Although I haven't tried to add any subscriptions to either since importing my Google Reader subs)
For other tips, here are a couple of links for you. I thought I had more bookmarked from when Google made this announcement, but I guess not.
- Matt Dabbs: Reminder, Google Reader Dies July 1
- Matt Dabbs: Switching from Google Reader to Feedly
- Copyblogger: How to Cope with the Death of Google Reader
- Faith Engineer: Making the Switch to Feedly