How Do You Read Blogs?

Have you read the news that Google Reader is going away?

Which leads me to my next question...

How do you read blogs these days?

Via a reader? Via email? Via bookmarks?

I've been using Feedly for a bit now and love the clean streamlined design plus it looks great on my ipad which is where I tend to read blogs the most (thanks to Peppermint for the tip on that one a few months back). I also just have a set of bookmarks in Firefox toolbar that includes blogs I like to visit from time to time. I do have a couple blogs I subscribe to via email that I really don't want to miss.

Thoughts?

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  1. Melissa

    2013-04-06 01:07:54 +0100

    I read my blogs on Flipboard on my iPad. Love Flipboard.

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  2. Tammy

    2013-04-06 05:10:11 +0100

    I rotate blogs that I read each day by adding them to my Morning Coffee Firefox add-on. Each day another bunch appears. Others, I subscribe to their email updates...

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  3. Deb

    2013-04-06 05:16:45 +0100

    I just go directly to the blog website. I am sad that Google Reader is going away. I sometimes use that.

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  4. Carol

    2013-04-06 10:54:35 +0100

    I'm Feedly too because of Peppermint!

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  5. Ann K

    2013-04-06 12:17:30 +0100

    Anther old fashioned bookmark girl here too. That way I done have to redo when things Go away or change up.

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  6. alida

    2013-04-06 14:31:24 +0100

    I'll still read all of this (and try to get my brain around it). Right now I have a long list of favourites on my toolbar where I go to my blogs. Not very effective as it is in no particular order. (I've developed a good feel for more or less the most frequented ones are;) So I started working through them and adding them to my Pinterest board called "Favourite blogs".

    AE is my homepage off-course.(Will this not work when the changes comes about?)

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  7. Meagan

    2013-04-06 17:35:22 +0100

    I really like Bloglovin'! Like others have said, it's easy to use and I like being able to actually visit each blog.

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  8. Margaret in AZ

    2013-04-06 19:11:22 +0100

    I'm coming to this discussion a little tardy, but since I got a new MacBook Pro lap top, I've been using Vienna an RSS blog reader to follow my blogs. They have a beta version (it's been very stable for me) available. Just go to: www.vienna-rss.org. My daughter (who also got a new computer) has started using Vienna as well and seems quite happy with it.

    Hope this helps you in finding a new way to keep up with ALL the good stuff out there.

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  9. Mary

    2013-04-06 21:47:55 +0100

    My blogs are all bookmarked - either on my laptop or my iPhone. I subscribe to your RSS feed as well and get it via Outlook at work but none of the pictures come thru, just text. I suspect this has more to do with my workplace firewall than how you are attaching them! Will have to check out some of the other "readers" posted above though as they all sound pretty cool.

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  10. CJ

    2013-04-06 22:15:42 +0100

    Just trying to get my head around how to read blogs. Up until recently I have just bookmarked everything, but since starting my own blog I am trying different things. I am using Bloglovin' at the moment, but I think I will have a look at Feedly too. Thanks for the tip.

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  11. Judy Webb

    2013-04-06 23:06:38 +0100

    I was furious with Google, 1st they are retiring I Google then Google Reader. I moved to Feedly as well but was so comfortable with Google Reader. Some blogs come by e-mail, but with a reader....you can go through so fast. You are one of my favorites...love seeing Simon and Anna grow.

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  12. Cheri

    2013-04-07 01:00:03 +0100

    Since finding out a couple of weeks ago that Google Reader was going away I started using the Pulse app on my iPhone. It took a bit to adjust to it, but I love it now (except for the fact that its not always easy to find a blog you are wanting to add). But I love that there's no ongoing list of items unread even though you can tell what you haven't, it doesn't keep track so I don't feel like I have to get through them all like I used to on google reader. Highly recommend! Supposedly you can read them online too, but I haven't looked into it yet.

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  13. Amrita

    2013-04-07 04:33:24 +0100

    another fan of Feedly!

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  14. Caro

    2013-04-07 20:02:17 +0100

    Thanks for this tip.
    I just tried feedly: best user experiance ever :-).
    Untill now I read blogs-feeds mostly on mobile rss reader (iPad and iPhone), however I don't know what will happens after google reader is gone.
    Meanwhile I archived my google reader settings localy (google offers a function for that), in order to import them later into an other reader in case requiried.

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  15. Miri

    2013-04-07 20:39:40 +0100

    I use www.netvibes.com and am happy with the tiles view

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  16. Paulette

    2013-04-08 23:23:17 +0100

    Gosh, I get all of my favorite peeps via email. I don't have to remember to go anywhere to look for them and I can scan through them when I'm waiting to pick up my grand baby or when ever like when I'm eating. I've signed up for several in a reader and I get no message from anywhere, saying they are waiting. I don't have time to look for them, so email is what works for me. I can delete the ones I'm not interested in or save or flag the ones I'm interested in. I can go comment for giveaways or blog hops and move on. There are still tons of crafters that don't have email subscription, most are willing to add it if you ask, but some are too busy like the PTI girls that don't have it, which is sad. So I add those people to my home page and if I'm all caught up, I will go see what they have going.

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  17. Allie Atkinson

    2013-04-09 07:44:32 +0100

    I am SO glad that you posted this! I wasn't sure what I was going to do. Google Reader is where I go when I want some scrap inspiration. A few mins flicking through and/or reading the blogs and I am good to go. I just didn't have the patience to investigate what to do but I have opened new tabs based on you reader's suggestions and I will see what I decide to go with.

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  18. Tracy B

    2013-04-09 19:59:39 +0100

    I've been using Bloglovin and I'm really "lovin" it! I like how I get a picture of the post and a small portion of the text. I have a quick "Mark as Read" option if I decide that I do not want to open up the feed. I have a "like" heart to quickly note which blog I favor. It's really simple to use. But now, with all of these comments, I may have to go and take a look at Feedly...

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  19. Karen Walker

    2013-04-10 03:02:09 +0100

    I'm using Feedly now as well, and am really happy with it. Can read my blogs on my iPhone easily when I'm stuck waiting somewhere as well as my iPad.

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  20. libbywilko

    2013-04-13 02:45:17 +0100

    I'm using feeddlerss app which I find good although its not as pretty as feedly I like the individual folders and tags I can set up.

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  21. Sally

    2013-04-16 18:54:50 +0100

    I was using Google Reader, and have switched to The Old Reader -- a seamless transition! It's so very much the same, that it feels as if nothing has changed! Love it.

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  22. Siri

    2013-04-16 22:22:58 +0100

    I use Flipboard. There is things I don't like, things I don't understand, but it looks good ;-)

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  23. Karen S

    2013-04-17 14:40:03 +0100

    I just migrated to Feedly and so far like the clean interface and site design. The only thing I don't like is that they don't know yet whether they will be able to import or migrate existing tags from Reader. That's one of the reasons I liked Reader so much. I don't know what I'd do without all my tagged blog posts!

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  24. Tere

    2013-06-13 14:58:01 +0100

    Well it's just two weeks away -- google readers end. Did you settle on anything Ali? I've been using Feedly, and like the clean design while reading. But I know it sinks with Google reader and am unsure what will happen once that is gone.

    Love all the suggestions.

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