March 14, 2013

IF GOOGLE READER IS SHUT DOWN...

...does that mean that my blog's dashboard will also be shut down???

It took a long time for me to understand "What an RSS Feed was".  To be truthful, there is still a lot  I don't understand about it.  When I  discovered  my blogs "DASHBOARD", it was instant love.  Being an avid blog reader - the dashboard is a huge time saver.  It let's me know which of my favorite bloggers have posted - so if it doesn't show up on my dashboard, I don't have to check in on them = time saved.

The question I need to ask is "if Google Reader is shut down on July 1st" will I still have use of my blog's DASHBOARD????

Dashboard will only allow you to follow 300 blogs.  (I know - sounds like a lot, but all 300 bloggers don't post every day or even every week).  I'm just getting use to Bloglovin, does it limit the number of blogs you can follow too???

9 comments:

  1. Google Reader shutting down is utter nonsense. I can't believe they are doing this to us. It's the main service I use to read blog posts.

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  2. You might want to find something besides Bloglovin' - from what I've read that will be shutting down soon too. I don't think the dashboard is going to shut down.

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  3. That is an excellent question, I hope someone has the answer. I use google reader and so far I can't find a good alternative. Using the dashboard could work though if no one comes up with anything better by July 1.

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  4. Why would they even do that! Hope we get some better alternative out there...

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  5. What about the blog roll thingy? Is that part of Google Reader? That's how I keep up to date on my blogs.

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  6. Okay I don't think the dashboard is going away, there would be a notice on blogger wouldn't there? I guess it's harder on people who aren't on blogger but use a reader...what are their alternatives. Personally I use my dashboard, it's always just been very easy to do.

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  7. I have been wondering this exact same thing. I don't want it to be harder for my followers and am not sure what to do yet. So many questions! and where to go for answers????

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  8. I have tried to review several readers here: http://mary-sews.blogspot.com/2013/03/searching-for-blogger-replacement.html

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  9. Faye, I followed your lead and joined networkedblogs and bloglovin (today). Now I have to play with it and learn more about it. I'm following you there. :-)

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