In case you haven’t heard the scuttlebutt, Bloglines was broken for about a week. Until yesterday afternoon, a number of my feeds weren’t updating properly, and I was missing a lot of good content. This was a bummer for me because I’ve been a big fan of Bloglines. In fact I’ve promoted Bloglines here on several occasions.
Out of frustration, though, I decided to give Google Reader another shot. It had been a number of months since I last compared it to Bloglines. After using it for the last couple of days, I have to admit. I’m hooked. I love it!
My favorite features include:
- shared items
- monitoring my viewing trends
- recommendations of blogs that are similar to my current subscriptions
- the standard Google ease of navigation
You need to know. I’m a huge Google proponent. So, honestly, I really loved Bloglines enough to avoid using Google Reader for so long. The truth is, though, that I’m now convinced that Google Reader is the better option. With that in mind, I’m announcing my divorce from Bloglines. As of today, I’m married to a new feed reader.
For those of you who aren’t using a feed reader yet (including several hundred of you who get my blog updates through email), here’s a short post to explain how that might help you save some time.
Happy blog reading!