This post only applies to the few hundred of our readers who rely on Google Reader for notifications when we publish new content here at AAC. Those of you who receive an email when we post need read no further.
As most of you know by now, Google announced the end of Google Reader on Friday. Not sure of the scenario, but I imagine something like this. Larry speaking:
For crying out loud Sergei, pull the plug already and let’s go get a beer.
Be that as it may, as a fellow Google Reader user, I had to figure out what to do too, so I thought I would share:
The Most Reliable Option
If you want to be absolutely sure you don’t miss any of our posts, the best bet is to subscribe to our email feed. That way, if another feed reader provider has a sudden urge to simplify his or her life, like Larry did, you won’t have to worry because you can be dead sure that we at AAC will do whatever it takes to make sure you get our email notifications.
Sticking With RSS Feeds
If, on the other hand, you would like to stick with our RSS feed, then you need a new reader. I tried several yesterday, many of which, let’s see if I can put this kindly…sucked. After several frustrating interactions with products that are much more about sizzle than sausage, I found Feedly.
Not only is it way cool, it works like Google Reader, only prettier, and if you log on with your Google user codes it will magically suck up all your old feeds. It’s also available for most hand held devices.