Hello Google Reader… Goodbye Bloglines…
I’m sad to drop Bloglines, but they were having too many problems lately. I started using Bloglines back in March of 2004. I loved the service for most of the time I’ve been using it and told everybody I met that they should use Bloglines as well.
Why Google Reader? The key requirement was I needed an online feed reader. That quickly narrowed down the competition. I got an account with Google Reader almost immediately when it was released. Everything else Google was producing was top-notch and I assumed Reader would be too. That wasn’t the case. I thought it sucked. I used it for a few days and couldn’t imagine leaving Bloglines for the feature lacking Reader tool.
Fast forward to the last few months. Combing the problems Bloglines has been having with all the good press Google Reader has been getting and it was back on my radar. Then I read a post on Tony Steidler’s blog on his using Reader. I decided to take another look.
Wow! Google Reader is great now! It’s changed dramatically since it’s launch. Much more usable. It’s my new Reader of choice.