Goodbye Google Reader-Hello FEEDLY

In case you haven’t heard, Google announced that on July 1, 2013 it is doing away with the old standby blog feed reader we’ve all grown up with…Google Reader. If you are currently following Oh My Handmade through Google Reader, you have a new option for how you can easily continue to receive all our posts. I speak on behalf of our entire group of Oh My Handmade contributors when I say we are humbled and touched to have such a wonderful group of readers like you!  For our Google Readers, we certainly hope you continue with your usual morning coffee routine and reading Oh My Handmade after July 1st 🙂

So what do you do if you are following all of your favorite blogs in Google Reader? Meet Feedly. From my own clicking around, I’ve discovered that the look of Feedly is just like a magazine or blog layout. It is super easy to organize the blogs you read into categories so you can see certain groups of friends, family, favorites at a glance. If you had your Google reader categorized already, the import setting will bring your previous categories right into Feedly. I love the nice and clean format and especially that it feels more like a magazine than the super plain scroll down of Google Reader.

Here are a few helpful points on getting started with Feedly…

  • How do you migrate your Reader subscriptions to Feedly?
    Simply login with your Reader credentials and Feedly will pull in all of your feeds, folders, and favorited items.
  • How do I favorite an item in Feedly?
    In Google Reader, you’d click the star to save an item for later. In Feedly, the same function occurs when you click the small bookmark icon. Instead of favoriting, they call it “save for later.”
  • What happens when Google Reader shuts down?
    Feedly states that your feeds will stay intact, and they’ll begin handling your feed subscriptions.

Hope this helps! Have you been wondering what to do now that Google Reader is going away? If you’ve made the switch to Feedly, what do you think? Be sure to let us know if you have a different reader you love!

6 comments

  1. Kristi says:

    Thank you for the information – especially the tip about marking posts as a favorite. I made the switch to Feedly last week, using the iPhone App and I’m still getting the hang of it. I do love the magazine layout!

  2. April Heather Art says:

    This is great! I hadn’t heard of Feedly and will be sure to check it out. I’ve been using PULSE on my phone and iPad and I really love it. I have all my blogs together and its become the Saturday morning go-to with my cuppa coffee. But now, I will have to see what Feedly offers!

  3. Naomi says:

    Guess what? on my to do list i have ‘move my google reader subscriptions to another reader befofore 1st July’ you have just saved me a whole lot of time, now i can go straight to Feedly and import. So i can tick that one of the list shortly thank you so much! i want gutted when they said they were closing it as i have hundreds of blog on one of my accounts, i love my google reader. Hopefully i can use feedly on my phone and tablet.
    Thanks again (so happy!) 🙂

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