15 March, 2013

Good bye Mr Reader

Did you see the latest happening in Google world?  They are shutting down Google Reader - yep, as of June there will be no more reader to read your fav blogs in!
Bummer!   What a pain in the whatsit, cos now I have to go through my entire subscription list to see who I can subscribe to in another way!

So that means two things..
a)  how do you subscribe/follow my blog?  I know I haven't been around much lately but I don't want to loose you.  Perhaps you might like to Subscribe to CraftyRie by Email
b) can you recommend any blogs for me to follow?  Do you have a fav blog that makes your day, that makes you laugh, think or create? Or perhaps you'd like to tell me if you have a blog too.

You see, when I originally saw that Google Reader was finishing I was completely annoyed but after thinking about it, I've decided to be happy about it &start fresh with my blog reading. I LOVE to read blogs, I love to see into other peoples worlds, see their creations and their inspirations. Do you?
But wait, are you thinking to yourself that blogs are slowly becoming old news? That people are no longer interested in reading or commenting on blogs?  I was guilty of thinking that too but them I realised why, people are posting a photo of their thing (creation, blog post etc) on all forms of social media so by the time you've seen the same image on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter - when you come to read their blog you're kinda sick of the image & don't bother to look at the post.   That's why I stopped commenting on some of the blogs, I'd already left my feedback on either Facebook or Instagram.     I try my hardest not to do this myself, I don't want to bore you!  I use my phone to take photos for Instagram, use my digital camera for images on my blog and try to post other pics on Facebook - do you do this, how do you overcome 'reader fatigue'??

Ok, that's enough of my dribble for now!

Before I go, let me say.... thanks for hanging in there with me. I know I haven't been around much lately, I've had a few things going on in my life & blogging was on the backburner for me. BUT... I would like to send a heart-felt thank you & big hugs to those beautiful readers that emailed me asking if I was ok, that my lack of blogging didn't mean something serious. You guys made my day (seriously, thank you).

Hugs, Rie.


  1. My blog is with blogger and I have a following list that shows me new posts from any one I add to the list. Hoping this isn't the same as google reader and that it's going to disappear too.

  2. Hi Rie..I'm really not sure how it's going to affect me. I hope I don't have to close down as I don't do instagram or facebook!

  3. hmm...My blog is also with blogger..hoping my list doesn't disappear too..

  4. I have no interest in Facebook, Twitter or Instagram so I don't have the problem you describe. You can sign up for Feedly and it will import all your blog feeds, took me all of about 2 minutes to set up.

  5. Try feedy! Someone recommended it and it works pretty good! Hope all is well with you.

  6. I used Feedly! It looks really good, much better than google reader. You can also merge the blogs you follow on google reader there.

  7. I'm using Bloglovin' and imported all my blogs into that

  8. You can import all your subscriptions from Google Reader to Bloglovin as well. I am using Bloglovin although I have heard that Feedly is good as well.

    I am using it as an opportunity to go through the blogs I have on Reader and only re-subscribe through Bloglovin to the ones I read all the time. A great chance for me to sort through and cull.

    Have a great day! x

  9. you know i haven't been around on the blog scene lately but i do keep up with every ones news on IG.
    i must admit the reason i stopped blogging was because of over kill, some people i just didn't want to read any more because they became over kill with everything. i still don't like that on ig but it's easier to keep on scrolling!
    sending you
    big hugs and i love seeing you on Fb x

  10. Thank you for the mystery it was wonderful to receive. I have a knitting book I would love to send you? Would you be interested? Your friens always Lis


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