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The Internet Kitchen: Getting Feedburned

by Nick

I’ve been a bit in denial about a technology announcement that was made a month or two ago. Google Reader, the software I use to manage my very large RSS reading list (I subscribe to about 150 different food blogs) is being taken off line on July 1st of this year.

This is mildly devastating to me because I’ve gotten so used to reading from that service. But, I’m sure I’ll be able to find a new RSS reader service that gets the job done.

This announcement though prompted me to rethink the service I use to manage the Macheesmo RSS and Email lists. Many thousands of people get the posts I write everyday either through RSS or email thanks to a free service offered by Google. Last year Google basically stopped supporting this service and word on the street is that they might take it off line soon.

So, I’m going to be a bit proactive about this.

At some point in the next month or two I’m going to move my email and RSS subscriptions to a different service. I anticipate this being very painful. I think email subscribers might have to re-verify their subscription.

If anyone runs a blog and uses a service other than Feedburner for RSS and email, I’m all ears!  Also, if anyone knows of a good RSS Reader, I’d love to hear it. Leave a comment pretty please!

The Poll

The Links

Income Tax Cupcakes It’s tax season. In fact, it’s almost too late if you haven’t done your taxes already! These cupcakes are based off of a cocktail which is already a good place to start when the IRS comes a knockin’. (@ Cupcake Project)

Corn Balls – My blog buddy Dan is doing an entire series of recipes based off of Arrested Development episodes this week. It’s hilarious. This recipe actually looks good and the AD clips are awesome. (@ Food in my Beard)

Miso Kale Salad – I’ve been on a big kale salad kick recently. This dressing is a wake-up call for me. I’ve been in a bit of a dressing rut so I’ll be trying this out. (@ Crepes of Wrath)

Boulud Photo Essay – I love these photo essays and these are just some awesome pics of a guy at the top of his craft. (@ Eat The Love)

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13 comments on “The Internet Kitchen: Getting Feedburned

  1. Hey — I heard the same thing, that Google Reader will be defunct on July 1, I think. I switched over to Feedly, which is free, and which will easily, automatically transfer all your subscriptions to them. I’m still using GR until it dies, but I have my Feedly feed ready to use. I don’t like it as well — it’s just not set up exactly the same way, and it took some hunting around to get it formatted to my liking. But it’s close enough. Google tried to get me to switch to Google+, but I didn’t like it at all. I could only find ONE of my blogs from my list, and couldn’t figure out the layout. And the very first photo it pulled up for me to see — disgusting porn. Ugh. So, Feedly it is!

  2. I use Feedly as my new RSS reader. The transition from Google Reader to Feedly was seamless. It’ll link up to your Google account and transfer all your subscriptions automatically, and they are already prepared for Google Reader shutting down. Once it’s gone, your subscriptions will be saved. I don’t like the interface as much as Google Reader, but I’ve tried a few other RSS feeds since the announcement that Reader is going away, and it’s the best one I’ve come across. I have it as an extension on Chrome.

  3. I was also very sad about the end of Google Reader. I’ve already switched over to Netvibes – it easily imports all your Google Reader feeds, you just have to delete all the feeds that they set up for you automatically (if you want). I’ve been pretty happy with it so far.

  4. This just happened when I relaunched my blog and I’m still not sure if my traffic is lacking because of that or if I lost subscribers in the switcheroo…I guess I’ll just plod on :) I tried Bloglovin and it felt hopeless, I had some issues and the tech support was cobwebs so now I switched to Feedly and so far It’s doing okay, feel free to subscribe..wink wink ;)

  5. I switched to The Old Reader. It’s very similar to GReader. It was very easy to switch my old subscriptions, and I believe they have a mobile app as well (I haven’t looked for it yet). My only complaint so far is that you don’t seem to be able to “star” posts – but you can “Like” them, which I guess is the same. I tried and hated feedly – I don’t need 8 different options for my layout, thanks, and why isn’t anything marked as read after I’ve opened it and read it? I also had to log in (the hard way) to feedly every time I used the app – too much of a hassle for me!

  6. I second/third feedly. It was a very easy transition. I wonder how the speed will be when they switch over to their own API/server from Google.

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