Google Reader is going away…

So I’m sure this is old news to a lot of you, but Google Reader is going away on July 1, 2013.

This is incredibly sad for me. As an early adopter of all things Google, I have been using GR for years now. My system for saving recipes includes adding a star and tags to indicate the kind of recipe it is. GR is the first place I go when trying to decide what to make next…

As a reminder, you can always subscribe to Beantown Baker via email. That way new posts appear in your Inbox shortly after they are published. If you are interested in that option, simply add your email address to the box that says “Keep in Touch” on the right.

You may be wondering what I’m going to do to replace Google Reader. Based on the reading I did, I decided to go with Feedly, although I have encountered some bugs with it already…

Here are the issues I have had:

First, upon importing my data from GR, it imported my folders, but not my tags. As I mentioned above, I have a TON of posts tagged. Hundreds. Maybe even thousands. This was potentially a deal breaker for me until I found some help in the comment of this article. Following the instructions listed HERE, I was able to copy and paste my tags into Feedly. Score.

However, the next time I logged in to Feedly on a different computer, the tags weren’t there again. To fix this, I simply opened Feedly on the computer I had first loaded the tags in to, copied them and emailed them to myself. Annoying, but easy enough to implement.

So once my posts were reflecting their tags, I was ready to start using Feedly instead of Google Reader. However, I found that I had to log in every time I went to use it. Even though I use Google Chrome with the Feedly extension. When it did log me in, my tags and the preferences I had set for the appearance were gone again. This issues seems to have gone away recently, so maybe Feedly has been getting some updates

At this time, I’m going to continue to try to learn to love Feedly. But really, I just wish Google Reader wasn’t going away…

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4 Responses to “Six Month Update – 30 by 30”

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — December 17, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    I turn 29 in about a month and I’m having a tough time making my 30 by 30 list…I have no idea how I’ll actually complete the items on the list! 🙂 You’re doing great so far and thanks for inspiring me to make a list of my own!

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    Megan — December 17, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    You are doing an awesome job on this list. I should have motivated myself to do one of these as well. Wonder if I could make a list I could finish in 10 months. 🙂

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    Jen — December 17, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Thanks guys! The past month has been hectic, so I’m hoping that I can get refocused starting in January.

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    The Small Boston Kitchen — December 18, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    GOOD FOR YOU! Keep at it! You’re doing a great job. I hope I geet invited over for bagel tasting…. 🙂

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