For those of you who haven't heard the news, Google is getting rid of google reader. This means you'll most likely need a new way to follow your favorite blogs.
Lately I feel like Google is just doing stuff to totally tick people off. Last year with the whole Google Friend Connect thing, now getting rid of Google Reader *sigh*
Anyways, I decided to pick two of my favorites blog readers that I've found and let you know what I like about them. I do a bit of comparing and contrasting too so hopefully it'll help you decide for when Google Reader goes bye-bye in July.
I really like feedly, I've been using it for a week or so and ,in my opinion, it's better than google reader.
-When you create an account it asks if you want to connect it to your Google Plus account, if you hit yes/allow it automatically adds the blogs in your google reader to you blog feed in feedly.
-It lets you organize the blogs you follow (like for me I do 'YA Book Blogs' 'Art Blogs' 'Personal Blogs').
-It shows the blog posts that you haven't read and also lets you mark them as 'read later'.
-The layout is really simple, yet pretty, which I love. You can even personalize the color if you like.
-Another thing I like about feedly is that it has awesome apps for tablets, Kindle, phones and other kinds of things.
Bloglovin' is also really a great way to follow your google reader blogs!
-Like feedly, it also lets you organize blogs by topic (or really anyway you want)
-It shows how many posts you haven't read, also like feedly.
-Your home page shows you the latest blog posts of the blogs you follow.
-It doesn't have a 'Featured bar' like feedly does (I like that it doesn't!)
I found Bloglovin' to be super easy to understand, it just has the basics of what you need, while feedly is that, plus a little.
I'd say, if you're looking for just a simple reader that updates you on new blog posts and lets you organize blogs in categories- go for Bloglovin'.
If you want a blog reader with a little more options and personalization- maybe pick feedly.
I definitely recommend either of these as your new reader. I really love both of them and think they'll be a great replacement to the Google Reader (and we won't have to deal with crazy Google always changing!)
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I also added Networked Blogs and Linky to my sidebar (you can follow the right) as ways to follow Call Me Crazy. I just wanted to cover all the bases so my awesome readers can continue to be readers! Don't worry, I still have Google Friend Connect too! (Well, until Google decides to get rid of it, haha!)
What is your favorite blog reader?
Do you have any recommendations?