Pardon me if I’ve blown up your Pinterest feeds these past couple of days. I’m working on a last-ditch effort to save my “Starred” Google Reader posts in a place that I’ll actually use rather than downloading a file that I’ll probably never go back to. (Why have I never made all that stuff??)
If you have never used Google Reader before and/or have no idea what an RSS feed is, no worries. Nothing is changing here at Smells Like Home! Email subscription emails will still be sent on the days I post here and you can still follow along and connect with me via my favorite social media hubs: Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.
And if you’re not already signed up for email subscriptions, all you need to do is enter your email address in the box under “Subscribe” towards the left of the page and hit the Enter/Return key. Easy peasy!
If you’ve been using Google Reader to follow your favorite blogs over the past 6ish years, you’ll know that today is the last day it will be running. I’m super sad about this…but, the new alternative I’m using is pretty cool! I started using Flipboard as an app on my iPad last fall to follow my fave blogs in a sleek magazine-style format but Flipboard is only compatible (from what I understand – correct me if I’m wrong) with pulling blog feeds from Google Reader, not just via RSS. Feedly, the RSS reader service I chose to use going forward, will do this and in a gorgeous magazine-style format much like Flipboard on mobile devices and desktops. Transferring your blogs from Google Reader to Feedly literally takes about 10 seconds!
Let’s be real here. You wouldn’t want to miss out on things like those red velvet brownies with white chocolate buttercream, would you? Or fudgy chocolate peanut butter birthday cake? Or classic New York Crumb Cake? I didn’t think so.
I did the same thing to my starred items over the last few weeks! Found tons of good stuff buried in there that I can’t wait to try now 🙂
When I subscribed to feedly it pulled all of my starred posts. It is worth checking.
Yep, you’re exactly right! I don’t know how I missed that but they are all there. Now I can do some housekeeping in Feedly since I’ve got the ones I want to *really* save pinned.
Forgot to tell you where because disqus was being a pain… Top left corner pull down menu “saved for later.”
i did the same thing! except i had all my saved recipes tagged. they did get pulled to feedly but i figured a little housekeeping was in order. 🙂
I never used used google reader since I just had my favorite blogs bookmarked like yours. Another blogger suggested bloglovin which I thought was pretty neat.
Do you like Bloglovin?
I like it but it only shows a little of each blog so for the blogs I don’t faithfully follow it is nice to see what they made. I still prefer to go to my favorite blogs since I can read more.