WHY DOES EVERYTHING I LOVE HAVE TO GO AWAY?????????
What movie is that from? Please, somebody tell me. I’ve been trying to figure it out for two days and it’s on the tip of my brain but that’s just not close enough. HELP ME.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not but there’s been some changes on the internets recently and I thought maybe I’d hold your hand a bit and speak soothing words while we face the horrible transition together.
In other words, Google Reader is going to die.
I know, not everybody uses Google Reader, but along with Google Reader, my old friend Feedburner is being slaughtered as well. And don’t even get me started on the killing of Tweetdeck.
What does all of this mean for you?
I shall tell you.
First, you have until July to move all the blogs you love into another reader. The two best choices out there are Feedly and Bloglovin’. I chose Feedly and, even though it’s different, it’s definitely prettier than Google.
The transition to either option should be seamless. They’re both set up to slurp in your Google Reader subscriptions, so just follow the directions on their site and you won’t miss a single word of the your internet.
PLEASE NOTE: If in the past you subscribed to this blog using Feedburner (and most people probably did and don’t know it), that handy little feature is also kicking the bucket. This means that, whenever Feedburner joins the Choir Invisible, you will no longer see any new posts from us.
NO NEED TO PANIC. We’ve turned the Feedburner link off so if you just go ahead and resubscribe (see below) in the reader of your choice, you’ll have uninterrupted installments of Vitafam fodder.
And if, for awhile, your favorite blog appears twice in your Reader, ENJOY! (Or, you can delete the old subscription, if you feel like using common sense.)
This seems like an opportune time to mention you can subscribe to Vitafam words two ways: via RSS or via email.
If you like to read blogs through a reader, click on the orange and white button up in the sidebar. Depending on which browser you use, it will either give you a choice of which reader you want to subscribe in or, if you’re using Chrome like me, you’ll see a bunch of gibberish. DON’T PANIC. Just log into your reader of choice and then subscribe to Vitafamiliae from there.
If, like some of my friends, you prefer to get the Vitafam delivered to your email inbox, click on that white envelope up in the sidebar. Enter your email address and you’ll get a pretty little email from us every time a new post goes up.
Or, if you fear commitment, you can just like Vitafamiliae on Facebook and then, assuming evil Zuckerberg cooperates, you’ll see new links as I post them.
(Please forgive my bitterness against the internet today. It’s all the changes. I can’t take it.)
I hope this clears up some things for y’all. Rest assured, the Vitafam will still be here offering the same brand of mediocrity as always. Thanks for sticking with us…