Thursday, 27 June 2013

How to keep following The Science of Beauty after Google Reader shuts down

I am sure, by now, that most people have heard that Google Reader is shutting down as of 1st July 2013. If you used Google Reader to follow The Science of Beauty and other blogs then you need to find another way to save all of your favourite blogs. This weekend is your last weekend to move all of your RSS feeds before you lose them all. I follow 171 different blogs from a range of fields and would never be able to remember them all. Here are a few suggestions on how to stay connected with The Science of Beauty:

If you are freaking out about losing all of your blogs, here are some super easy methods to save your entire RSS feed library so that you don't loose all of your precious blogs:
It is super easy to get all of your RSS feeds across - in fact you just have to click one button and your entire blog library is saved. You can then categorise all of your Blogs (I haven't done that yet). It took me less than a minute to get all of my feeds across. It is literally as simple as going to and clicking the blue button and boom, all of your blogs are saved.

This is what your feed list looks like

Bloglovin is another great way to store all your blogs and I think it looks a little bit prettier than Feedily - it lists all the blogs with a thumbnail image from the post. If you don't have a Bloglovin account, then, once you sign up it will ask you whether you want to import your blogs from Google Reader - simply click yes. If you already have a Bloglovin account, just follow these steps to get all of your Google Reader feeds across:

1. Click on your image on the top bar of the Bloglovin home page (if you haven't uploaded an image it will be a love heart)

2. Click on Edit Your Profile

3. Scroll down to the bottom of your profile page and click import blogs from google read and all of your blogs will come across - simple!

I hope these tips have been helpful and that you are able to save your blog list before Google Reader leaves us on Monday. Make sure that you get it done this weekend before it is too late!