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March 18, 2007

Bloglines to Google Reader

By Li Evans

Lately, I've been finding myself quite frustrated with Bloglines.  It all started with wanting to change my "weather" location from West Chester, PA to Limerick, PA.  You'd think that'd be an easy thing, right?  No matter how many times I'd subscribe, then unsubscribe, then resubscribe (thinking something was wrong),  the weather subscription would show it was new (by being bolded) but every time I clicked it would show that there was nothing new.

Googlereader Similarly, any new searches I subscribed too, would do the same thing.  It was getting quite frustrating, and having briefly tried Google Reader a while ago and becoming frustrated, I really wasn't too happy with my options.  But after reading some reviews and knowing what some other friends in the industry have said about Google Reader, I decided to give Google Reader a true trial for a week.

Yesterday I cleared out the old Google Reader stuff I had set up, and then imported the OPML file that contained my Bloglines subscriptions.  My only complaint - it didn't carry over my searches, I had to go through and add them all again.

So after a day and half of using Google Reader (forcing myself to learn it and its quirks), I'm impressed.  It's a lot better than I remember, and I really like how much easier it is to share links.  I think I'll be adding links to the blog posts I find and like to share in with all the changes I'm working on for SMG.

I was a Bloglines die hard user (probably for about 2 years now), but enough is enough.  I'm going to give Google Reader the "good ol' college try."

I hope this goes better than my experiment with Google Maps' Traffic feature (BTW, for Philly it sucks, traffic reports leave a lot to be desired and Traffic.com does a 10 times better job).


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