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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One Response to “30-by-30 How’d I do?”

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    Kris @ — June 18, 2011 at 4:40 am

    Wow! Great job on your list! And… HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY!!!!!

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