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I thought I would have a few more months with my beloved Google Reader. I was planning a very sweet, intimate goodbye. I'd sit out on the patio with my laptop on a beautiful day in late June. Scrolling through the blogs that GR has provided so efficiently for me, I'd stroke the trackpad a little bit lighter, lingering on each click just a little bit longer. Perhaps I'd make myself a cocktail and toast GR for it's years of service to bloggers and blog readers everywhere. With the GR window still open, I'd close my laptop and hold it close in a warm embrace of love and appreciation. "Goodbye, Google Reader. Rest in peace." I'd whisper.
It disappeared. I thought there was more time, but all of a sudden it's gone. Vanished. No more. Didn't GR say it would be leaving us in July? Was I mistaken? Who will keep track of all of my blog subscriptions? Who will tell me when I fall behind in my reading? And how will YOU follow Spoils of Wear?
There's always email. That thing on the sidebar that says FOLLOW BY EMAIL. Yeah, that. It might actually work. Let me know if it doesn't.
How about Blogger's Reading List or Bloglovin'? To be honest, I'm not crazy about either one. It's possible I haven't given Bloglovin' a fair shot. Other people love it and follow that way so...cool.
Facebook & Twitter. Great n' all, but not the same as having those delightful bits of inspiration all in one handy spot.
Suggestions? Is anyone else as bummed about Google Reader as I am?
Let's have a little cry together.