I have been confused about the end of “ Google Reader” and how it will affect us here with Blogger. I put a query out in “ Geekzone “ and have posted some of the replies.Opinions vary, and one person is very sure we will not be affected at all. See #2. Then see #1, and I have heeded those words, and saved all URLs to a document, in case. Has anyone changed yet??
Some of the replies I received in “ Geekzone”, this is a public forum that anyone can read, you need to join to log in and ask questions or reply .
I can't be 100% sure, but I am pretty sure that Google Reader shutting down won't affect any of the functions in Blogger. One is that they seem to be using something other than Google Reader there, and the other is that its not mentioned in their blog: http://buzz.blogger.com/
Google Reader is a service that lets you follow a lot of blogs and blogposts. Its in short an RSS reader. Feely, RSSowl etc. are similar services.
One thing I would do if I were you, is to make sure you have all the URLs (links) to the RSS feeds you are showing today, save them somewhere where you can find them and then forget about this until 2nd of july. Then check if everything works as it should. I am pretty sure you won't have to do anything after the 1st of july but it always pays to be a little cautious.
Nancy, Google Reader has nothing to do with that list.
Google Reader is used by consumers to collect a list of blogs and quickly read them. What you use for your blog has no bearing on this at all. That list is not maintained by Google Reader.
am trying http://www.feedly.com/ which is ok, took a bit to configure initially and hopefully they will bring a proper web client out soon :)
as to impact on other services.... wait and see is about all we can do :)
I'm using https://theoldreader.com/ as my rss reader now, you can export your subscription list from Google reader and import into it.
I doubt Google will kill off Blogger, unlike Reader which had a relatively small number of users, Blogger is massive.
I've signed up to Feedbin for a while to see how that performs. Seems to be okay for now!
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