5 Days Until the Death of a Giant

For many of us, July 1 marks a day we didn’t think would really come, did we? Let’s face it, in the big scheme of life, it’s not the end of the world, but for those of us who have used Google Reader to keep up with our favorite blogs for years, it’s sort of hard to believe that it will be gone.

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I’ve been using Feedly and it’s working out just fine, but if you follow my blog via Google Reader (and even if you don’t!), may I suggest that you sign up for email updates instead? Here’s why:

  1. You’ll get more tips in my emails than you’ll get on my blog.
  2. Not only will I share my own tips, but I’ll also share the best of what I’ve been reading. After all, there are a lot of people online that know a lot more than I do. Think of it as a roundup of all that’s happening in the blogging world, curated by a real human you can trust.
  3. There may or may not be exclusive offers down the road for email subscribers. ;)

My new email format is only 3 weeks old but the feedback so far has been overwhelmingly positive. I’ve gotten many encouraging emails. Here’s a sampling of some very kind tweets posted recently:

Sign up here (or at the bottom of this post if you’re reading on my site). Don’t miss the list!

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  1. says

    I haven’t used a feed reader before, but I’m ready to learn now that there are a few more blogs I would lie to follow. So I signed up to feedly, and now I can’t figure out how to add your blog from either the feedly site or from your site. ON this page (http://feeds.feedburner.com/BloggingWithAmy) I get some of the news readers that don’t load, and I suspect that feedly is one of them. What am I doing wrong? (I am using Safari as my browser).
    Thanks, Jenne

    • says

      Hi Jenne, when you login to Feedly, you should see a little button in the top left of your screen that says, “Add content.” Then you can paste a URL in there and click “Add.” I hope that helps!

  2. says

    My google reader was actually disabled yesterday, 6/26/2013. I thought it was interesting that when I googled “why is good reader no longer available”, I really didn’t get any helpful results. But when I switched my search engine to Bing, I saw that this has happened to others and is being discussed more than one might think (based on google results). Google obviously has a lot of control over search results!

    Thankfully, I’d migrated most everything over to Feedly (with a few blogs on Bloglovin’, too, just to try it out).