Which Feed Reader is Best?

April 17, 2009 at 4:39 pm 1 comment

That’s the Question of the Day:  Which Feed Reader IS Best?

Looks like it may be time to switch Google anyway.  My reason for not switching is my son logs into his Google account for mail, so I find it easier to leave his account up.  If I use Bloglines, it may be easier to set it up under his name so that we aren’t always switching back and forth.  I don’t like that Google is linked to yahoo mail, simply because it requires my yahoo login ID, which I didn’t give much thought to when I created, and always seem to forget–seems to take me days to remember or find it and log in.

Which Feed Reader is Best? – ProBlogger Readers Have their Say (results)

The pie chart on there shows Google reader with half the market.  There are pros and cons to reading blogs by reader.  The pro is that I can scan 5-75 blogs for what I’m in the mood for without clicking in and out all over tarnation.  The bad news is, people are more likely to scan without commenting, and you never see their stats on your blog.  They are reading your feed without clicking into your blog.  So, it may look like you have no traffic, when, indeed, you do.

If you use a feed reader, would you leave your feed subscription public so that I can see you are there?  I’d love that.  That way I can follow your blog as well!

Why I’m Considering a Switch

Questionable ads, especially, but not limited to being on a family desktop.  I like how with some services, like facebook, you can give an ad a “thumbs down” and say why.  If you use facebook, take advantage of this way to speak your mind and let them know what you are interested in and what you are not.  To fad dieting programs, I give a thumbs down and say “not applicable”.  To those with girls dressed too inappropriately to be welcomed into my home via computer screen, as it is my choice without offending them in any way, I give a thumbs down and click “offensive”.

Why I might stay:

I just logged into to switch, and for now, the ad is GONE.  At least not in the first placement where I’m not seeing it before I click something to cover ads.

It’s still there, a week later, I’ve emailed them again expressing my frustration, and am moving today.  I have received no response from them at all.

Just in Case:  how to Switch from Bloglines to Google Reader (the easy way):

Left for me by comment:


“From the My Feeds page, click the Edit link at the top of the left panel. There will be a link to export your subscriptions in OPML format.”

that will give a list of who you are subscribed to…. which is then easily imported into google reader etc should you decide to use somewhere else while waiting.


Entry filed under: Blogging.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Craig Daniels  |  January 14, 2010 at 9:54 am

    I just installed FeedDemon to try it out head to head with Google reader. The bottom line is I’m not really happy with any feedreader I have tried, they just don’t feel like they talk to me, if that makes any sense… I’ll know more in a couple of weeks.

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