It’s hard to believe that Google Reader has been extinct for so long that life without it is normal now. When they first went under, I went around and looked at different RSS readers and though I never found something I truly loved as much as my dear old GR, I made my choice and moved on. I’ve been using Feedly for awhile now and I’m mostly happy with it – they have a decent web interface and mobile app and plenty of organizational options but I thought I’d peek around a tiny bit again just to see if anyone else has upped their game and might possibly better suit my needs.
I’m playing around with Bloglovin today and I know that a lot of my fellow bloggy bloggers seem really smitten with it. While I fiddle with all their options and peek around, tell me:
How do you like to keep up with blogs you read?
Are you an RSS reader or do you subscribe by email or just type in the URL for your favorite sites?
Do you have an RSS reader you absolutely love? What things do you look for in a reader?
3 responses to “Thinking about RSS Readers and How We Read Blogs.”
I haven’t explored too much into feed readers yet. I really do miss Google Reader, it was comfort and all my feeds were there. Wah! Feedly seems to work pretty well for me so far. I don’t really read feeds on my phone. I have to control myself as it is, so I believe it ‘s best that it’s not really necessary.
I use bloglovin. It is easy to use at home or on my phone. =)
I really like RssDemon on Android. Its like checking your email. When you launch RssDemon it checks for new posts. You can disable automatic checking for feeds you don’t care that much about. While reviewing posts you can swipe to mark as read or tap for more. When your done looking at a feed you can open the menu and tap delete all or delete read. Quick simple and no rss server required.
Only problem with not using an rss server to track what you have read is you cant jump between devices.
But I still like an RSS reader vs google plus or Facebook for my news.