After a long time i started the Google Reader to look out my feeds. When i opened the Google Reader it alerted me with a message that Google is going to shutting down the Google Reader on July 1st 2013. It was announced in Google's Official Blog on March 13, 2013; in article called a Second Spring of Clearning.
As per Mr. Urs Hölzle, SVP Technical Infrastructure and Google Fellow it tells the reason that the is
It was launched in 2005 to make it ease for people to discover, read, and keep tabs of their favourite websites. But over the years usage has declined, hence we will retire the Google Reader on July 1st 2013.
Being a Blogger and small web publishers i saddened by this news that Demise of Google Reader. after reading the above official announcement i hurried myself to find the best alternative for Google Reader. I have only two months time in my hand to round the web for the best alternative to transfer my RSS Subscribers and RSS Feeds.
This website has 67 RSS Subscribers, earned over a year. Majority of this website subsribers are using the Google Reader to subscribe to the RSS Feed. The Subscribers the backbones of the blogs so, we lose the them as the Google Reader no more there after July 1st 2013. Hence, we need to take proper steps to keep hold on our subscribers.
As one way shutdowns there the second way opens up. There are quite few more Google Reader alternatives. But i loved Feedly alot. You can keep track of all your favourite websites, Podcasts and even Youtube Channes in a single place. It has advance multi-layout options. And transfers the websits into pocket-size cards with quick loading and easy to read. You can syncronize the article in your Phone, Tablet, or Computer and even can share through Google+, Faebook, and Twitter. It is available as web-app just like Google Reader, it has even app for iOS and Android. And other web based alternatives include Bloglines (yes, they are still around), Feedspot (the UI is very Reader-esque), Old Reader (minimalistic) and NewsBlur (open source).
So, it is the time to say good bye to Google Reader and invite the new RSS Reader.