Monday, May 13, 2013

If Google Friend Connect Goes Away -- FEEDLY!

I haven't seen any official announcement that Google Friend Connect is going away, but since Google Reader won't be around, I guess everyone assumes we should prepare for GFC to also be eliminated. So I'm jumping on the bandwagon with a post to invite you to follow me via Feedly. I've been using the Feedly Reader now since Google Reader made it's announcement and I'm really happy with it.

It takes a bit of getting used to, because of course it's different, but it is very easy, and they are adding new features all the time.

Today, I added a feedly icon to my "Find Me Elsewhere!" list of icons at the top of the right hand column in this blog. It looks like this:

So feel free to click on the icon or click HERE and follow me via Feedly! And here's a little secret -- if you click on the RSS icon to the left of the Feedly icon, it does the same thing-probably only if you have a Feedly account, though? I don't know.

Here's my question, though. I still follow a whole bunch of blogs via GFC. How am I going to switch them to another feed when GFC goes away? I've slowly tried to migrate individual blogs to an RSS feed, but I have literally HUNDREDS of blogs to do this for. I'm hoping Feedly and some of the other new readers will have a method to do this automatically! I don't want to lose all of you!

UPDATE:  I guess I didn't make myself clear. I was able to upload all my GFC (and other) blogs I follow to Feedly. People keep saying that in the comments. I did that -- no problem. BUT my question is -- will all my GFC followed blogs still be there if GFC no longer exists? Will Feedly remember them? I feel like they are still connected to GFC. For example, when I delete a blog from Feedly, it deletes it from GFC, and vice versa. Do you think I will lose them when GFC goes away, or will Feedly remember them? I dont' know how to make my question clearer. It's not about getting the blogs into Feedly NOW. It's about keeping them FOREVER -- no matter what happens to GFC.


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  1. I used to use Feedly, but it seemed like it didn't update all the time, especially on my mobile device. I believe Feedly and the RSS feeder I'm currently using - Bloglovin, automatically imports your GFC blogs if you use the same account.

    I really love the Feedly interface though, and the 'read later' option!

    1. Yes, I've had no trouble importing the blogs I follow. I just want to make sure that they will ALL stay imported -- even the ones I followed via GFC -- when GFC goes away.

  2. I like that Bloglovin has a button for people to use to follow me. I think that people like to be able to push a button on someone's blog to follow. At least I think they do!


    1. OH looks like feedly has a button too!!

  3. I wonder about the GR to Feedly transition too. I've been using Feedly as my reader lately and I really like it...but will it still upload all the blogs from my GR account when GR goes away? I don't understand that part.

    1. And, I've emailed Feedly a couple of times, and checked their helps and FAQs. Nothing. I'm just not sure how it will work either....

  4. As others have mentioned already, I use Bloglovin' which imported all my contacts from GFC/Reader. Not sure if it can connect to GR though.

  5. I was going to go with Feedly as well so I am glad that I won't be alone. I should add a Feedly button to my blog, good idea!

    I did an export of my Google Reader and was then able to upload it into Feedly

  6. As far as I know they are going into Feedly's own cloud server.. see this info..make sure you have all the right updates set up;


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