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Spring Fever

Posted by on March 13, 2013

Today was a crazy day. First off, the weather is having some serious issues. Apparently living on a Great Lake means winter and spring duke it out on your doorstep, errr…balcony. This all happened before my morning snack.


Like I’ve said, I don’t trust spring here. Now you know why.

Secondly, I happened to find out that the new Pope was chosen while I was working at home. Thanks to BBC, I streamed it live on my computer while working. You can guess how much work I got done. But! I did get to practice my Italian and my Latin, which obviously is a high priority at this point.

Finally, and sadly, I found out today from Google Reader that it will be expiring on July 1, 2013. Whhhaat? A quick email to my sister confirmed what I thought: this is injustice. Apparently, we’re not the only ones who think so as #GoogleReader is currently trending on Twitter above #PopeFrancis. My favourite tweets on the subject are:

“Someone should do a poll to see which service people would prefer to see shut down: Google Reader or Google Plus.”

“six hours ago we had no jobs no cash and no pope now we have a pope but no google reader”

“Twitter richter scale: Andy Rubin leaving Android: 4.0 – New Pope: 6.5 – Google Reader Death: 3,000,000,000.9″

So. Help me out, blogosphere. Where do we go from here? How do I follow blogs in a Google Reader-less universe?!

5 Responses to Spring Fever

  1. Beth (@bethaf)

    I am now trying out – it’s an add-on to your browser, and you can also get it as an app for iphone/android.

  2. Peter Scholtens (@gullchasedship)

    I feel the same despair as you! But I have a friend who’s recommending, which looks like Google Reader. That’s promising to me!

  3. Heather

    As a recent adoptive mom of a boy from India – I’m happy to find your blog! I’m also seriously devastated about google reader – I’ve heard about both recs your commenters have suggested and just tried out feedly today. It definitely looks cool, but the jury is out on how it functions.

    • Amelia

      Welcome! Hope you enjoy the blog 🙂 I keep hearing about feedly, time to make my way over and try ‘er out…

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