With the announcement from google that they will be retiring google reader as of july 1 I wanted to make sure that those of you who subscribe to my rss feed had other options to continue to follow this blog. I personally use reader to follow all the blogs I read, so I'm a little disappointed with google for discontinuing the service and forcing me to find another. So without further ado, here are a few options for you lovely folks who would like to continue your subscription to exercise basics.
1. Feedly: this is the tool I'll most likely be using. It's an app which you can install on your mobile device or web browser. It's very easy to migrate to from reader, you just log in with the same account that you use for rader and it automatically pulls all the feeds.
2. The Old Reader: This rss service was created by a couple folks who like the old style of google reader. Apparently when reader update to a new interface these guys figured they'd just recreate the old google reader, hence the name.
3. Newsblur: A lot a people seem to like this service. However, I don't like the fact that you can only follow 12 blogs on a free account. For $24/year you get a pretty superior service allowing you to follow an unlimited number of sites. The premium service also pulls feeds 10x a day, ensuring that you'll always be up-to-date.
There are numerous other options, but I like these three the best. One that I'm also interested in is blogroll. it's still in beta, so it's a little buggy, but I really like the lay out.
So, loyal followers, those are my top choices for a google reader alternative for you. If you have any other alternatives that you like please let me know in the comments below.
Also, I'm aware that not all of you use rss. There are plenty of other ways to follow me.
Twitter: I post a link for ever new article and you'll also get a few of my musings
Facebook: links to my blogposts with brief overviews. Links to other interesting web content
Google+: all my posts are shared here
email: get my blogposts emailed to you
follow with blogger: plain and simple