Do you read G&G through Google Reader?
If so, I’m sure you know by know that effective July 1, 2013, Google Reader will be retired. I’m not really surprised. As much as I love Google as an email provider, news outlet, and search engine, many of its apps end up failing because they often lack usability and design finesse. Kind of ironic given the company’s minimalist home page for search has always been so very clever.
Anyway, this particular failure will not affect me (thank goodness), because I’ve always used Bloglovin‘ to read my favorite blogs via RSS. It’s not without issues either, but it has come a long way, and the mobile app has been vastly improved as well.
Bloglovin’ site developers are very attentive, and I’ve always appreciated that it maintains the visual integrity of posts. I’ve never understood why anyone blessed with the gift of sight would want to read a blog that stripped of all its personality and visual design. There is so much inspiring design deliciousness out there!
Import RSS feeds from Google Reader to Bloglovin’ with one click!
And hey, be a doll and follow GRIT & GLAMOUR if you aren’t already.