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Goodbye Google ReaderGoogle Reader, my beloved tool for keeping up with favorite blogs, is going the way of the travelers’ check (or the dodo, as the more traditional saying goes). On July 1st, Google Reader will shut down for good.

My stats tell us that many of you choose to follow Alex in Wanderland’s RSS feed via Google Reader — more than 250 of you, in fact. Let’s wipe our tears and talk options.

There are alternatives to Google Reader that you can try out. Personally, I’ve switched to Feedly and I’m loving it. It’s a much more beautifully designed interface and I love the iPhone app.

However, if you want to ensure that you never miss a post from Alex in Wanderland, — and really, you never know when I’m going to post an urgent photo of mango sticky rice — may I suggest that you sign-up for my email updates? This free service will deliver new posts 3-4 times a week, and ensures that you never miss a misadventure.

Anyone else mega bummed about the impending death of Google Reader? Let’s commiserate in the comments, geek-style.

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22 Comments...
  • noei
    June 17 2013

    I discovered your blog recently. Ever since I’ve been eagerly waiting for my weekly dose of Alex in Wanderland (and dozens of blogs via Google Reader). So sad they’re shutting it!

    Hope you stop by Bangkok again =)
    Your new faithful reader from the Big Mango!
    noei recently posted..New Beginning

    • Alex
      June 17 2013

      I’ve only recently learned this nickname, “The Big Mango.” I love it! Wish I had known about it long ago. Lovely to hear from another heartbroken Google Reader user, hopefully you’ll love Feedly as much as I do 🙂 Thanks for reading!

  • Zoe
    June 17 2013

    you’re cute as a button

    • Alex
      June 17 2013

      No YOU are! (This could devolve quickly.)

  • Sarah
    June 17 2013

    Wahhhh! I’m bummed about Reader too! I switched over to Feedly on my iPad and I’m liking it as well. Either way, I will keep reading – love your blog!

    PS- Glad to hear you’ve found romance abroad again. My heart was broken for you!

    • Alex
      June 18 2013

      Thanks Sarah! Appreciate it — all of it 🙂

  • Gaelyn
    June 17 2013

    Been using Feedly for a couple months. Don’t really need any more emails.
    Gaelyn recently posted..Grand Canyon views from Timp Point in the Kaibab National Forest

    • Alex
      June 18 2013

      Agreed, I don’t subscribe to anything by email anymore… I’m a slave to my inbox already!

  • Dad
    June 18 2013

    What’s Google Reader???

    • Alex
      June 18 2013

      It’s…. I’ll explain later. 😛

  • Sarah Somewhere
    June 18 2013

    Okay, total non-geek here, but does this mean no more Feedburner (i.e we have to switch our RSS) or is it just the reader that is shutting down. #Confused !!!
    Sarah Somewhere recently posted..In the Company of Greatness

    • Alex
      June 19 2013

      At the moment, Feedburner is still safe but I hear rumors of it’s imminent demise. Argh, so stressful! I am hoping they are just rumors and it will stay open for a long time to come…

  • chet
    June 19 2013

    I am with Dad and am very happy with the email updates. Thanks

    • Alex
      June 19 2013

      Hi Chet, glad those are working out for ya. Thanks for reading! 🙂

  • Cat
    June 19 2013

    So very sad about Google Reader, we were best buds! I forced myself to start using Feedly about 2 weeks ago and have been happy about how pretty it is so far. Then 2 days ago the Chrome extension thingy updated and it seems to have lost my saved articles but just in the online version (droid phone and kindle seem to be still working fine) so I’m a little worried and hoping the Chrome version fixes itself and doesn’t lose my stuff…we shall see.
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    • Alex
      June 19 2013

      Agreed, Feedly is so beautiful from a design standpoint! But that’s a bummer about the Chrome update.

  • I never even involved myself with Google Reader so haven’t quite grasped what the fuss was all about.

    Feedly is definitely the shizzle for staying on top of EVERYTHING going on in the world.
    Chris @ thatluckyboy.com recently posted..7 Thailand Motorcycle Tips to Help You Ride Safe on the Roads

    • Alex
      June 25 2013

      Yeah, I am quickly converting to Feedly 🙂 I think people just liked having everything in one place connected to their Google Account.

  • Jade
    June 30 2013

    This post made me finally get feedly and I frigging love it! Thanks Alex!
    Jade recently posted..Memory Lane Monday: A Tuk Tuk adventure in Ethiopia

    • Alex
      July 1 2013

      I’m still getting used to it in some ways but the layout is really beautiful!

  • Chaz & Chris
    July 4 2013

    New readers today, loving the posts we’ve read so far. Absolutely fantastic pictures too! I need to get on to Feedly to keep up to date.

    • Alex
      July 7 2013

      Thanks! Glad to have you guys here 🙂 Enjoy Feedly!

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