Google Reader blues

I made a comment on Twitter yesterday that I took a vacation day, and Google Reader announced closure. You’d think I could take one day off and the world wouldn’t come to a screeching halt! LOL

Seriously, though – I have 211 subscriptions in my Reader feed. Granted, I don’t read them all daily (or even weekly, and typically I just skim/scroll through headlines), but it is my main way of compartmentalizing RSS news and blogs. I have categories for higher ed, research, general news, personal interest, writing resources, food blogs, updates from friends in ministry and other favorite blogs. Several of the feeds are inactive, so at least this transition will be a good time to take care of some housekeeping.

It’s a minor inconvenience to have to find another RSS tool, but it’s not the end of the world. What’s silly is that one of the first things I wanted to do when I heard about Google’s announcement was to pick up the phone and call my brother to ask his advice. Four-plus years after he died, and I still think of him for tech support. 🙂

Alas, I’ll just have to be a big girl and do some research on my own while I keep an ear out for reviews and recommendations for other RSS readers. If you have suggestions, I welcome your ideas!

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