Sunday, 21 April 2013

Fed up with Feedly

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So, when Google announced that they were going to be finishing with Google Reader on 1st July I had to stop myself from going into something resembling a mild panic.
I'm not particularly blessed in the skills or knowledge department when it comes to computers or the internet, and I'm amazed with how far I've come with my blogging platform if I'm honest.

I really liked my Google Reader. It was simple and easy for me to use, it was easily accessible and I didn't need to keep fiddling with it before getting on with the post catchup.

I've been looking into alternatives but my patience levels with this kind of thing don't go very high and I get bored easily with reading about all the options.

Feedly seemed to be a popular choice so I opted to try it out but it's driving me mad! I liked it because it sync's directly with Google Reader, which meant no faffing around backing up or transferring anything (something I have absolutely no idea about).

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However, it seems to have duplicated my reading list about three times. I've tried 'organising' and going to each blog and making sure only one category is ticked, but the blog just turns up in my designated category and two folders of 'bloggers-following'.

I don't want any 'bloggers-following' categories and I can't figure out how to get rid of them. I sort it out when I log on, thinking it's all fine and dandy, and when I come back to it the next day they're all back again. Frustrating!

I realise I'm most likely being incredibly dense about this whole thing, and I can see you there shaking your head in dismay at my total lack of 'getting it', but I really need some help. Is it something I'm doing wrong? Any suggestions are more than welcome.

I quite like Feedly in every other way, but this will niggle me to the point where I abandon it.

Thanks guys!



  1. Wow, this all sounds so annoying. I wish I could help you figure Feedly out or give you another option, but I'm afraid I'm even more technologically challenged than you are and I don't even know how to use a feeder. In fact, I thought feeders were those cute things that you put seeds in and hang outside your windows for the birds...
    Good luck! :-)

  2. I wasn't too happy with Feedly wither. Am trying 'The Old Reader' and 'Bloglovin'. Google was a lot simpler.

    Moody Writing

  3. I've been having the same issues with Feedly and still looking around for a viable alternative.

    Bloglovin' looks a bit simpler, but I'm not sure yet.

  4. Yep, sounds familiar. Reader just works; it's a shame to have to move on.