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If you’re reading this blog from Google Reader, it’s time to take action – Google Reader is going away as of July 1st. Don’t worry, though – you can still easily access Keppie Careers and your other favorite blogs.
Alternatives to Google Reader
One easy option to keep up with my posts is to subscribe via email. When you subscribe, you’ll get a copy of “60 Tips to Land a Job” and a special offer for business owners! You’ll receive a weekly email with my blog posts and some additional information from me each Sunday. Sign up here.
Or, if you really like to view posts from a reader, you can try some of the popular tools that are replacing Google Reader. The one that seems to have the most buzz is called Feedly.
You may want to try out Feedly, which requires a free plug-in for Firefox, Safari and Chrome browsers. (It doesn’t work in Internet Explorer.) When you log in with your Google name and password, it will re-create your Google Reader for you. (It can’t get much easier than that!) It also had a neat feature that allows you to easily add feeds to your Feedly reader via an integrated button on your browser.
There are many other alternatives to Google Reader to capture and review the content you like to see. FlipBoard is one app that combines a visual and content focused experience. If you like many options, The New York Times recently published an article about readers. They note, “Newsreaders are available for every kind of phone, tablet and computer: Bloglines, NewsBlur, Pulse, Taptu, Reeder, FeedDemon, Spundge, Good Noows, HiveMined, Prismatic, Netvibes, NetNewsWire, ManagingNews and so on.”
So, if you’re a Google Reader fan, make the switch now, before it’s too late. If you never look at your feeds anyway, be sure to sign up via email to receive Keppie Careers’ links once a week. Please share your ideas for keeping track of your favorite blogs in the comments.
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Article by Miriam Salpeter
Are you a job seeker or small business owner? You’ve come to the right place. Miriam Salpeter, author of Social Networking for Business Success, Social Networking for Career Success and 100 Conversations for Career Success is a CNN-named "top 10 job tweeter" and on Forbes' list of "best career resources." An expert source for CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and other media outlets, she offers cutting-edge information on the latest trends to help you succeed in your business or career. Miriam is an in-demand writer, speaker and coach for small business owners and job seekers. Let's get this done!