Goodbye Google Reader

I’ve finally weaned myself off of Google Reader. It took me a bit longer than expected because I really had a difficult time finding a suitable replacement for my needs. I tried TheOldReader but it just felt too basic. A lot of people recommended Feedly but I just couldn’t seem to get a handle on it.

Someone suggested NewsBlur which is a paid service (or at least it is for the amount of feeds I use) but I decided to give it a shot and I’ve decided to stick with it. The cost is about $20 a year which is reasonable considering that most of my online time revolves around rss feeds which is why it’s essential that I have an online reader that I can stomach.