Embracing change

It’s strange what we can face up to where change is concerned; equally there are times when we want to dig our heels in. I’ve had to change my rss reader because bloglines is closing down at the end of the month. This has meant a change to googlereader – a different beast altogether. I just can’t seem to get the hang of it. Odd for me not to be able to embrace a new challenge involving technology, but then I suppose an rss feed is about software. Similarly I still hanker after the old style of certain blogs or news programmes.

Now if it was a new computer……… or gadget……. or camera…… I would sit and fiddle with it for hours till it could do what I wanted.  I wonder what all of that says of me? Is anyone else having trouble with replacing bloglines?

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5 Responses to Embracing change

  1. Tim says:

    Oh aye? What about it don’t you get?

    (There are plenty acceptable alternatives – on the mac, NetNewswireLite would be a reasonable desktop app for the job.)

  2. Linda Hillin says:

    I never quite got the hang of Bloglines and now it’s going away? Now I’ve got to try to learn something else? Rats! Once they get something that works why don’t they leave it alone. I don’t have time to learn a new one.

  3. Rev Ruth says:

    Can’t remember the one I used to use (not Bloglines) but I went on to Googlemail a while ago and have found it to be a joy to use.

  4. JohnO says:

    Never used bloglines. Did try the google reader but didn’t like it. I much prefer a standalone app. Plenty to choose from, but the one I like is RSSOwl – http://www.rssowl.org/

  5. chris says:

    I switched from Bloglines to Google Reader and love it – especially the way it leaves posts visible after you’ve read them. Just remember to hit the “mark all read” button at the top of the page when you have read them, so that you aren’t annoyed by seeming to have 100s of unread posts.

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