Monday, February 19, 2007

This sh!t is bananas

I've converted to relying on Bloglines to tell me when there are updates to my 30 favoritest blogs. Today none of the feeds are working for me, so it's as if no one is posting. I spot checked a few of the blogs I know update daily and they all have updates. Gah!!!!!!! Now I am forced to actually show up to blogs without knowing if they're updated or not! Annoying! It's like arriving to someone's house unannounced! ... Okay, not really, but I think you get my point.

Update: I read on Avi's blog that Blogger beta is the villain, so I am resubscribing to allllllll the blogs. Ugh.


Gecko Rock said...

I've converted to using Google Reader. It works a bit differently from Bloglines, and you must play about with your preferences before it begins to make sense; but once you become accustomed to the interface, it's not a bad alternative. The only real difficulty is learning how to work with the folders, which are not very intuitive at all.

If you want to give it a go, you can export your subscriptions from Bloglines and import them to Google Reader.

Carla said...

I second the recommendation by gecko rock...give Google Reader a try. I just converted myself and all seems to be cool in Google Reader world so far.

Avitable said...

I'm thinking about using Google Reader myself. I don't know if it's Blogger Beta, because not everybody just changed over today. It could just be Bloglines acting retarded.

Kristen said...

I have google reader, but I recently started using the Sage extension for Firefox. Each has its own benefits.

If you're not using Firefox 2.0 or higher, you could actually use Iris, which is an extension that reads your Google Reader line.

Google reader is really good. I was just having problems with javascript for a while (?!) (i know) and all google sites were driving me batty, so I switched to Sage. Now that the javascripted doodads do their things without making my head all asplodey, I could go back to Google Reader, I suppose. Just not yet.

Oh, but if you're using Google Reader, you can get a FF extension for it that sits in your status bar and changes color when someone updates.