If you follow this blog (or any other blog for that matter!) via Google Reader, I’m sure you are aware of it’s retirement as of July 1st. (If you haven’t heard, then you might want to read this article. Or this one). As of July 1st, Google reader will be no more. Which means that, if you’re anything like me and have hundreds of blogs in your reader, you’ll be looking for an alternative service; AND a way of transferring all of those blog URL’s to your new service.
When it comes to this blog, you can keep up to date with posts in a number of ways:
- Blogger Dashboard – If you blog via Blogger and follow your blogs in your Blogger dashboard; then from what I can gather, there should be no change when Google Reader retires.
- Bloglovin – I’m on Bloglovin which seems to be the weapon of choice for many. You can find me here. Just click to follow.
- Hello Cotton – This is a relatively new one on me. (Is it me or does Hello Cotton sound like a range of panty liners?!) Anyhow, I’ve just joined up and you can find me here. Again, just click to follow.
- Facebook – A couple of weeks ago I finally got around to setting up a dedicated facebook page for this blog. Click to like my page and you’ll receive blog updates and other snippets direct to your FB newsfeed.
But how about all those other wonderful blogs that you follow? You’re not going to want to input each one individually into your new service! Well, I’ve been doing a bit of digging and came across this well explained tutorial for downloading your reading list from Google Reader, and transferring it to Bloglovin. Phew! That’s that one solved then! You’re welcome 😉