Goodbye Google Reader

I’m honestly quite bummed about the fact that my trusty old friend–Google Reader–will cease to exist as of July 1, 2013. I’ve headed over to Feedly, which for the most part was a relatively easy change. I’ve tried to force myself to use it exclusively, so it has been a while since I’ve been on Google Reader.

This morning Feedly alerted me of a few steps I would need to take to make sure everything continued to run smoothly. I was at work, so I honestly didn’t read the email closely, but I noticed that it mentioned the possibility of losing starred articles from Google. Now, don’t get me wrong, I knew it was coming. But it’s finally here. To pass some time after work, I decided to click through some of my old starred Reader finds. Most of them were starred because at the time I read them, I wanted to make sure I left a comment at a later time when I had the chance. I read a lot on the road or on breaks, etc so I’m not usually able to comment immediately, but then about 95% of the time I forget to search through my starred items and follow-up.

Anyway, here are a few fun things I found searching through my reader one final time.

San’s “German” posts. She’s done a few of them, and I love to learn more about her native country and heritage. Since I’m such a word-oriented person, I really enjoyed this post on German idioms, but she has quite a few good posts. (Who am I kidding? I love all her posts!)

I’ve been reading Kat’s blog for a while now, though I’ve been more of a voyeur than an active participant (Hi Kat!). I really enjoy her writing, and I especially loved her Paris Marathon recap. It was fun and full of pictures and umm…. she ran a marathon! Congrats, Kat!

How adorable is Ashley’s son Gabe? I just can’t stand the cuteness! I’m going to assume here that my intention on saving this post was to comment and tell Ashley I loved that picture and commiserate on my bad flossing routine as well. I’m getting better on flossing daily though. So cheers to that!

I have so many of Becky from Love Everyday Life‘s posts in my reader. I think she is one of the greatest bloggers because she covers everything in her posts. It shows how real and normal she is when she discusses her sordid relationship with Inst-Dry nail polish or the struggles she faces with infertility.

Thank goodness for friends who share recipes! Erin posted a taco seasoning recipe that I’ve yet to throw together, but I definitely will do asap. Why waste money on taco seasoning packets every grocery run when you can just have some homemade, clean seasoning ready and in your pantry?

Phew. I made it through a whole post. I’ll be back.


  1. Kat says:

    Hey lady! I was actually trying to figure out what to do about Google Reader, so your post actually helped me to make my mind up about Feedly!

    And, thank you for the blog shout-out. 🙂

    Hope you had a lovely Monday!

    • erin says:

      Yeah, I’d recommend Feedly. There were 1-2 days of transition where I thought things were “weird” but overall the transition was truly smooth.

  2. Erin @ The Speckled Palate says:

    Thanks for sharing my taco seasoning! I hope you get a chance to make it sometime soon because it’s pretty delicious.

    ALSO, I’m so glad I’m not the only one who is super sad about Google Reader going away next month. Glad Feedly can meet my reader needs, though! And I hope you’re doing wonderfully!

  3. nikkiana says:

    I’m sad about then end of Google Reader’s life as well… I ended up transitioning to Bloglovin’, which I’m not super in love with, but it will do. Just another sign that the Internet’s constantly changing…

    • erin says:

      Let me know how you like BlogLovin. I have friends who like it a bunch. My problem is that I can’t access it at work due to our security set-up. However, I have a whole work-related section to my REader, so I need something that I can actually use at work too.

  4. San says:

    Ha! I am glad that post was so much fun for you! I need to do another one like this.

    I am very sad to see Google Reader go. Honestly, I have a bit of anxiety over it, I am THAT attached to it.

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