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Life After Google Reader: How to Find Coffee and Cannolis

Many blog readers have relied on Google Reader for quite awhile now to get updates on their favorite blogs, seeing in one feed when they've posted a new update.  I am definitely one of those many people.  I subscribe to hundreds of food blogs probably, and now several home and parenting blogs.  Plus pop culture, business and news.  Whew, it's a lot of blogs, trust me.  But when Google made the announcement a few months ago that they would be getting rid of Reader I nearly cried.  Was I really expected to sign up for email notifications from like 300 blogs?  I love my blogs, but no thank you!


After searching and playing around with a few alternatives for a few weeks, I've found a blog reader I enjoy and feel will be a good replacement for Google.  Enter Feedly.  I enjoy the look and feel of Feedly, and -dork alert- I enjoy that I can change my layout and color.  It's the little things that excite me like that.  Over the last month or so I've noticed a few changes here and there on Feedly that are starting to make it more and more like Reader.  Admittedly I was not good at tagging my stared posts, but those I did, are now categorized on my Feedly feed, which they were not in the beginning.

One of the best things about Feedly is the ability to one-click import your Google Reader account.  With that one click you can import all of your reader data - stared items, categories, and most importantly, blogs!

There are other suitable options out there as well, I just have been preferring Feedly.  Bloglovin is another good one as well, and I've been hearing many people prefer that.

So, while looking for options to replace your reader, regardless if it's bloglovin, feedly, or something really cool that I don't even know about (Old School, anyone?!), just make sure you're subscribing to Coffee and Cannolis so you don't miss any of the fantastic recipes and posts that are scheduled!

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