Jun 26, 2013

How To Replace Google Reader

This post is for those of you who read my blog via Google Reader.

Google Reader is shutting down on July 1, 2013. That means in a few days, you will no longer be able to read my blog (or any others) through your Google Reader subscription.


Not to worry, though.

If you'd like a new reader, I found a great blog post today written by Whitson Gordon at Life Hacker with descriptions and links for some other popular readers you might like to try. 

Best of all, Whitson also talks you through the easy steps for downloading your entire Google Reader blog list onto your computer desktop to save it, so you can then import it into your new reader.

Great news, right?

For easy peasy directions how to switch your reader before July 1, click 


As always, you can read my blog anytime at thenorthendloft.com. You can also have my posts delivered right to your email inbox by signing up over on my sidebar, and I've also included a bloglovin' button there.  

Lots of options. Just email me if you need help choosing. 
Happy Reading! 
{Note: If you don't recall ever signing up for Google Reader, you probably aren't using it and can continue reading your favorite blogs the way you're used to.


  1. Gosh Laurel, that doesn't seem real easy :(. At the risk of sounding like a complete idiot, I don't even know if I use google reader... Yikes! Thanks for the info, hopefully I will figure things out. Have a good day! Mary

    1. Hi Mary. Great comment! If you don't recall signing up for Google Reader, you probably aren't using it and can continue reading your blogs the way you're used to. Thanks! Laurel

  2. Thanks, Laurel! I'll check it out. Hope on over to my blog soon. I had Olivia on June 18th!! It's taken me awhile to blog about it. :) ~ Jamie

  3. I've been trying to use bloglovin and feedly. I'm not sure which I like better - I guess it's just a little bit of a learning curve...

  4. I've never used Google Reader, so I'm good to go there:-) Love Bloglovin and have a link on my sidebar.

  5. I guess I need to do something. Good to know this info is there. I'll have to get a move on, won't I? June just disappeared!

  6. I've been trying out bloglovin and feedly for about a month now. I think feedly is the winner for me. Having every single blog truncated on bloglovin drives me a little crazy! I read a ton of blogs and only open them to pin or comment. And I can't possibly comment on every single one. I'd never get anything else done!

  7. Love your pots and pinwheels by the way!!!

  8. Laurel, I am like Mary (your first comment). I don't know if I am using Google Reader. I guess I will find our in a few days. WOW!

  9. I love your 4th of July pinwheels. They are the cutest in your flower pots :)

  10. Thank you for the info about Google Reader. Lovely plants!! Cute pinwheels!

  11. I am following you with Bloglovin' now. Thanks for the info.


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