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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18 Responses to “It’s that time again… Time for a CSN Giveaway!”

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    Ellen — February 21, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    I can’t wait to go to Nunavut this May!!

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    Melissa — February 21, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    I am looking forward to welcoming our first child, within the next 6 weeks!!

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    Presley — February 21, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    our wedding in June!

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    Evan Thomas — February 21, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    I’m most excited for running my marathon in March! First one.

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    Dunne' — February 22, 2011 at 1:02 am

    So many things including: getting married in May, spending a week in Grand Rapids/Chicago with friends and family and going to the Bahamas this Fall!

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    Cindy in Edmond — February 22, 2011 at 1:50 am

    For my sons graduation.

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    Jade — February 22, 2011 at 3:00 am

    Vacation with my hubby. Its been a stressful few weeks with more to come.

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    JoAnn — February 22, 2011 at 3:41 am

    A new job!

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    KV — February 22, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I’m looking forward to a vacation, not sure what or when but its happening!

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    Lauren (PB&G) — February 22, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    I am really looking forward to sharing my newfound eating habits with my family and friends, showing them that I can make a delicious vegan feast!

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    Jennai — February 23, 2011 at 7:14 am

    I am looking forward to finishing college
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    JulieAnn — February 23, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    I’m looking forward to taking a trip this year – both my husband and I have “big” birthdays coming up, and our 5th anniversary as well. We’re thinking of either Europe or Hawai’i.

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    JulieAnn — March 30, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I’m looking forward to taking a trip this year – both my husband and I have “big” birthdays coming up, and our 5th anniversary as well. We’re thinking of either Europe or Hawai’i.

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    Lauren (PB&G) — March 30, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I am really looking forward to sharing my newfound eating habits with my family and friends, showing them that I can make a delicious vegan feast!

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    JoAnn — March 30, 2011 at 11:26 am

    A new job!

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    Cindy in Edmond — March 30, 2011 at 11:26 am

    For my sons graduation.

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    Evan Thomas — March 30, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I’m most excited for running my marathon in March! First one.

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    Ellen — March 30, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I can’t wait to go to Nunavut this May!!

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