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Missing Google Reader

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I read a lot more blogs when Google Reader was alive and well.

I’ve added some blogs to a Feedly account, and My YAHOO, but I rarely check either one.

Blogging used to be a daily activity for me (posting and reading), but dang it, Facebook makes it too easy for me to be lazy and just focus on my FB posts, and reposts, and “likes.”

Google Reader was a convenience for me, and part of my daily routine.

I’ve needed to do some writing lately, because I am hoping to do some teaching at the college level once I retire this summer. I’ve noticed that my writer’s brain is not as flexible. When I was blogging every day, the words just kind of flowed, with very little effort. So I’ve made a pre-New Year’s resolution to blog more often. My goal is a new blog post three times a week.

Wish me, and my sluggish brain, lots of luck!

RIP Google Reader

Grief.

It takes a lot out of you, doesn’t it?

I’m still missing Google Reader, but with time (and possibly some grief therapy), I know that I will be able to accept this loss and move on.

For now, there’s the WordPress blog follow, My Yahoo, and subscribing via email.

Sigh.

And I’m aware of my part in GR’s death–thanks to Facebook, I no longer blog as much as I used to. Facebook allows me to stay in touch with friends, family, colleagues and people I have not seen in years. Facebook is a fast and easy way to communicate. Now that I’m blogging less, I find posts harder to produce. My brain is not used to crafting quality posts anymore. I’m going to try to do better, post more often, and give my brain more exercise.

I’m finding WordPress a good blogging platform. It’s easy to use, and to stay in touch with other WP bloggers.

In local news, summer in Seattle continues, with temperatures in the 70s and 80s, some rain showers, but still quite warm. Mind blowing!

Wishing you all a great weekend.

 

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