I think by now most of you have heard about Google Reader shutting down on July 1, 2013.
While I'm still not quite clear about what this means for feedburner and GFC, it's definitely going to be minor chaos and a big incovenience for both bloggers and their readers/followers!
I originally wanted to wait a while for this to blow over and to see what other people are doing about this issue. Many seem to be switching to Bloglovin' as an alternative. You can easily import all your blogs from Google Reader. I'm not as happy with the layout and stuff of Bloglovin' as I am with the blog roll on my Blogger dash, but if it does collapse in July I guess I can make do. My problem is that I just find it hard to differentiate with all these feeds and how Google Reader shutting down affects certain things on my blog because even though I added them, I don't fully understand some of them to be honest. For instance, if you've subscribed via email, I think this works via feedburner. And how long Google will keep that is anyone's guess...
So I want to give you guys alternatives. You can already use Feedcat to subscribe to this blog, and what I like about it is that it gives you many options to share content, subscribe via various readers and also by email. You can find that button right above the GFC widget.
What's new is the Bloglovin' button you guys can now also use to subscribe if you've switched to their service, as I know quite a lot of bloggers have. It's right below GFC.
And of course I'm keeping the Networked Blogs widget, as well! It can deliver links to my new posts right into your Facebook timeline.
So yes... I just wanted to keep you as updated as I can! I hope you will stick with me through this transition, even in the case that GFC will be eliminated too (let's hope not!!). I want to make following as convenient for you as I can, so here's a question to you:
Are there other following methods you would like me to add? Linky, for instance? Let me know in the comments, and give me your suggestions there. What are you going to use once Google Reader is down?