March 22, 2013
How to Follow ChantillySongs
This is old news to everyone by now, but as most of you know, Google Reader is donezo. Or it will be. Officially, the service is over in July. But I noticed that I can't access my feed through my Gmail dashboard anymore. Looks like Google wants to ditch this thing, asap... the world keeps spinning, and the Internet must move on.
So in case you're still connecting with me through via your reader, I just wanted to highlight a few other options, so that you can to continue to get my updates.
Follow me on Bloglovin'
Bloglovin' is the platform that I've noticed a lot of people flocking to. In fact, when they announced the demise of GR, I was immediately flooded with a hundred new follows within the day! There was a mass exodus, and I feel like most of these readers were migrating their entire Google feeds over... which you can do too!
In my opinion, their reader is much cuter looking, and I like that they have a feature that helps you to discover similar blogs with a mouse click!
Follow me on Google Friend Connect
Google Friend Connect has been the default way for those who have "Blogger" blogs to follow each other, and automatically connects your follows with the doomed Google Reader. Now that the reader is going away, you need to have a Blogger account in order to utilize this method.
There are rumors that GFC may also get the axe, considering that they did away with the service last year for all non-Blogger blogs. But for now, it stays, and is still a legitimate way to keep up with the Blog-land Joneses. (I just said the word "blog" way too many times in one paragraph. The post is almost over, I swear...)
Follow me via Feedly
I've seen Feedly touted in several places as the greatest new way to follow blogs. I imported my entire GR feed into Feedly the other day, and I also notice all Feedburner links are redirecting here as well. The interface is pleasing, and I love how simple it is to follow/ unfollow.
The only thing I'm not in love with is, when I was checking the feed for my blog, the picture width differed when the orientation of the picture changed. This sucks because it's a pet peeve of mine when blogs can't get it together with making sure their pictures are all the same width, and I make sure that mine are. All my images are set to 640 pixels... eh, whatevs.
Follow me on Twitter
I try to update my Twitter at least once per day... sometimes I get obsessed and tweet 10x per day. I don't tend to link every single blog post there though, because I hate when I have phases of not keeping up with it, and then my Twitter feed is full of nothing but links. Still... it's a platform I'm pretty active on, if you'd like to join me there :)
Follow me on other social media platforms
Pinterest, Youtube, Chictopia. Or subscribe to my mailing list.
Alright... we've got all our bases covered. I think we're good to survive the Google-pocalypse!
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