So I use bloglines to check out the blogs I like to read. I’ve been happy enough with this service for a number of years, but over the last couple of days a notice has appeared from its owners to say that it’s shutting down from October 1st so I need to transfer my RSS feeds to another reader (in the meantime I’m copying the blog addresses to a Word file in case I break it all and lose the lot when I try to export the feeds). The main one seems to be Google Reader, and I was wondering if anyone has any experience of this? (I know I could ask the resident techie, but he’s away for the weekend and uses bloglines for his RSS feeds too).
I do have a googlemail email account, so have taken a quick look at the reader from there. I guess it will be easy enough to set it up, but I do wonder from a quick look whether it is possible (like it is in bloglines) once a post is read for it to disappear unless you mark it? I can see (from their recommended feeds, none of which interest me in the slightest) that if there’s a post you want to keep you can star it, just like with important emails so they’re easier to access in the future, but I don’t want to be trawling through a morass of read posts that no longer interest me in order to find the occasional classic.
Alternatively, does anyone use a reader other than bloglines or Google Reader they can recommend?