June 28, 2013

Oh No! D-Day is Monday! Good-Bye Google Reader!

Google RIP

Friendly reminder, yet again, that D-Day is Monday! July 1st we can say a fond fare thee well to one of my very good friends, Google Reader.

If you follow this little blog in RSS and use Google Reader that means you won’t see my updates come Monday morning. Sniff! I don’t wanna lose you as reader and a friend so here are some options to replace a most beloved app!

Don’t forget back up your subscriptions! The sooner the better!

My suggestion is go with The Old Reader if you like the look and feel of Google Reader. This reader has a similar look and feel of Google Reader which is why I like it. Or you can of course, go with the popular choice of the moment Feedly! There’s also Bloglovin’ which allows you to follow all your fav feeds!

Or perhaps RSS isn’t your poison. No problem! You can follow along on Facebook and Twitter so every time a new post goes live here it will also auto feed to both of those social networks!

Maybe you’re not a social media person, can’t blame you there! In that case you can just get a copy of the most recent posts from Musings of a Muse sent directly to your e-mail box! Sign up here to do just that!

And if you’re just a social butterfly and hang out across the the usual social networks you can always find me on those too (Personal G+ Profile, Tumblr, Instagram, Google+, and pInterest).

If you do already follow me, thank YOU! I love interacting with you guys so it is such a pleasure to be able to wake up in the AM and find a ton of different messages to reply to about a variety of topics and not just makeup ones! I feel like we’re all such great friends and a big family around here and that pleases me SO much!

Happy Weekend!

And good luck finding your perfect replacement to Google Reader!

Hopefully Digg’s upcoming Reader will be as amazing as they say it is! I haven’t had a chance to test the beta but if anyone tried it would love to hear about it!


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Amy Amethyst

    I usually follow most blogs through fb. I did sign up for feedly and I like it since they have a phone app. My bf changed his internet for the laptop and we don’t always get signal on it so I use my phone a lot for internet. Not that I already wasn’t addicted to it!

    • the Muse

      i think FB is the best way to do so! It’s just such a common part of social media so why not get all your blog feeds from it too!

  • Alyssa Miles

    Thanks for the Old Reader recommendation!!! I can’t get use to feedly and think this will definitely be more my speed. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • the Muse

      my pleasure I def can’t get used to feedly either you aren’t alone!

    • Amanda

      I would suggest changing your view settings on feedly. I couldn’t get used to it, until I did that. Go to the little gear icon at the top of the feedly window, and I changed my layout to timeline, although feedly suggests titles only for something closer to Google Reader’s feel. I HATED the magazine layout. I also changed my preferences to show “all” on my start page, as well as marked “no” for showing featured articles.

  • Lee

    I’ve already changed over to feedly from google reader weeks ago. Suprisingly, I like feedly way better. Wish I had known about feedly sooner.

  • Candy Coated Cashmere

    I don’t use social media with the exception of Pinterest. I follow you through Feedly. I will enjoy the clean layout.

  • Monica

    I am afraid I don’t quite get all this stuff about RSS and google reader lol BUT I will be following you on FB just in case. I love your blog. Cheers!

    • the Muse

      hi monica ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for the follow! If you’re not an RSS users no worries nothing changes for you dear ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Devin

    I can till view your posts by logging on to your website right? Sorry! (not a technology “muse’!) Frankly this is a bit confusing to me, but through your main site i can stay up to date, yes?

    • the Muse

      hi devin, yes of course ๐Ÿ™‚ the site is always here for you 24/7!

  • Cj

    *hands over hot tea and cake* Morning! I use bloglovin (website not app the app never works right lol) for all the blogs I read EXCEPT yours, yours is special ๐Ÿ˜› I visit about 30 times a day lol