Meet & Greet at the Blogville Chronicle has been posted. As you can guess from the post title, Jemma and Tofu are our subjects of the day.
We are sorry for the demise of the Google Reader. It was the best RSS feed reader around and it will be missed. Actually, it has been missed ever since the announcement was made about it closing, as so many bloggers scrambled to find another reader to replace it. It has been mass confusion, even thought we put in one entire day cleaning out old links and categorizing everything. And so far none of the others we've tried measure up.
We signed up with Feedly and ended up with 500-plus subscriptions in no particular order.. Actually, we only have 298 in our feed. We COUNTED them! So Feedly is a bust.
We then signed up with Bloglovin and it wasn't any better. We had fewer subscriptions than we actually do and what did import are in no particular order. Google Reader gave us the option to change the blog title and we took advantage of that. We titled most of our feeds by the pet names, not by the blog titles and they matched the lists in our browser bookmarks. So there is no way we can coordinate the mess of proper blog names to find which Bloglovin imported and which it dumped.
As a last minute salvage, we opened an account with Old Reader. For the moment all our feeds are accounted for and the correct titles (ours) are listed. We don't know how to use it yet, but at least our info is safe.
It was a sad moment using Google Reader for the last time last night. R.I.P., GR.
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