Ideas For Blog Reading With The End Of Google Reader Plus More Than Enough Links For You

LateEnoughButton250newI’m so used to blogging five times a week that blog feels neglected, and I hate it. I can’t tell if it’s just this month or if I need to make changes elsewhere because I love Late Enough and you guys.

I have some funny and serious posts for next week and the serious one took me hours to research and source so let’s all decide to engage it. Clearly, I’m not going anywhere. I’m just slow these days and having trouble acknowledging it.

In other news that makes me feel like Google is buying up real estate only to kick us all out, Google is closing Google Reader on July 1st so there are a few options to keep following blogs like Late Enough if you were using it as a blog reader (if not, feel free to skip ahead to the links). The first two are mostly Late Enough related and the last two are for all your RSS subscriptions.

1. Become an email subscriber and get new posts in your inbox within 1-12 hours of them appearing on Late Enough. Almost every blog you follow has an email subscription option.

Enter your email address and hit enter:

2. Become a newsletter subscriber through Mail Chimp and get summaries of posts and summaries similar to this post in your inbox every weekend. This option varies on blogs.

3. Follow Late Enough through Blog Lovin, which sends an email summary of all your favorite blogs that updated their site each day or just check in on Blog Lovin like you did on Google Reader each day. You can import all your Google Reader RSS feeds into it as well.

Follow on Bloglovin

4. Sign up for Feedly which will seamlessly (they promise) transition your Google Reader into their site, which looks different than Reader so you need to sign up and try it out before Google Reader closes. It only works on certain browsers and smartphones, too.

Side note: If you want to use Facebook to follow Late Enough, you can hover over the like button on my page and click “Get Notifications.” Now you won’t miss a link to a new post there even if it doesn’t show up in your news feed. I’m not a huge fan of FB for following blogs anymore but maybe for a few favorites?

I’m signed up for all of these so I’ll still be following Late Enough as well as all my favorite blogs just fine although I still think Google sucks for ending its RSS reader.

When I’m not being herded from one site to another wondering if blogs will get lost in the social media shuffle, I’m becoming more popular by reading and writing elsewhere.

My Other Hangouts (don’t tell my blog):

  • Dear Daily Life: On Letters For Lucas, although I finally accepted the never-ending daily-ness of life, it still sucks when anything beyond it happens so I wrote a letter asking for some time off and include a GET OUT OF DAILY LIFE coupon for you.
  • Pets and Crocs: On Vine, I teach my dog about fashion. (You should unmute it if you can.)

Favorite posts I didn’t read, I mean, write:

Quote Of The Week:

Create a website that expresses something about who you are that won’t fit into the template available to you on a social networking site. -Jaron Lanier

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

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