Google Reader or: How I learned to stop worrying and love Feedly

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Actually, I never used Google Reader, so I wasn’t one of the millions who felt lost when Google Reader went gently into that good night. I was the type who actually bookmarked my favorite blogs and websites into my Chrome toolbar, then visited the sites on occasion to scan for new posts. So Internet Explorer circa 1998, I know. Don’t judge me.

As everyone scrambled to find the next Google Reader, I took this opportunity to eavesdrop on the conversation. I wasn’t looking for the next Google Reader, I was just trying to catch up on everything I missed. I signed up for a Bloglovin account after falling into a 2012 Fashion Week internet rabbit hole; some fashionista socialite told me to follow her on Bloglovin, so I did. And then I never returned.

There were many articles written on the case of Feedly vs Bloglovin, and in the court of public opinion, Feedly came out the clear winner. So I gave it a try, and I loved it. While the internet mourned the loss of Google Reader, I delighted in it’s departure. As a new Feedly user I was introduced to Buffer App. Buffer’s integration into Feedly allowed me to schedule the articles that I want to share at predetermined times. Today it was announced that Buffer allows its users to share updates on their LinkedIn company page as well. This just keeps getting better.

Shout out to Google for discontinuing Google Reader and making my life so much simpler!

Still upset they took away your Google Reader? Late to the game like me? Tell me in the comments.

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