As I’m sure everyone has heard, Google Reader is closing July 1 and if you’re like me, a huge Google Reader fanatic, you’re probably panicking. (ok maybe just me but we all knew I was a wicked geek right?)
Any-who, that sent me on a rampage to find a new reader – one that I love as much (more?) than Google Reader – not an easy task since I have been using Google Reader for years now.
I set up a handful of accounts and wanted to share with you the one I chose to go with, in case you can’t figure out what you want to do either.
I love its simplicity, usability (while still having all the features I wanted), and just how quickly and easily i was able to move from Google Reader.
Some of my favorite features:
- Lets you open the blogs in a browser but keeps the Bloglovin tool bar that allows you to go to Next or Previous post, choose one from a drop down, or just jump around. This is probably my favorite feature since I prefer to read blogs in their own window rather than in a reader
- That same toolbar has Facebook, Tweet, or Pin it capabilities which let you easily (no need to find the blog’s navigation) message/tweet or pin the post.
- You can browse other blogs. There are some evenings when I’ve read all the blogs I read regularly and I’m curious to discover some new ones. I love the Bloglovin’ lets you look at top/random/whatever blogs by category.