I've tried out a few alternatives, and have settled on Feedly. But I forget to visit. Days go by without my reading any blogs. I used to start all computer time by checking for updates. Now, it just slips my mind. Writers who tweet when they've blogged help remind me, as do those who I follow on Instagram.
As a result, I've started to think more about the purpose of a multi stranded social media approach. Previously, I thought it was overkill, and just for overachievers. Now, I'm not so sure.
Logically, I should be tweeting that I've written this.
Oh, and what have I been doing with all the extra free time I've gained google reader left us? Making pictures like this, and other similarly important tasks.