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I did it! I did it!!!

I switched to Google Reader today and I'm so glad I did. I was surprised to see how many posts you guys have made that Bloglines wasn't reading. Wow, should have switched long ago. So for those of you who wondered why I didn't drop by your blog anymore, you know why now, Bloglines is guilty!

I've been putting off switching for a while because I didn't want to take the time to put all of my 225 feeds into a new reader. But there is a very easy way to do it from Bloglines and I'll fill you in now.

To switch from Bloglines to Google Reader:

1. Go to your feeds page on Bloglines.

a. in the left frame you will see ADD, EDIT, OPTIONS just below the tabs.

b. click EDIT

c. scroll to the bottom of that frame and you will see IMPORT SUBSCRIPTIONS and
EXPORT SUBSCRIPTIONS

d. click on EXPORT SUBSCRIPTIONS

e. when bow pops up click on SAVE TO DISK (this will save it to your computer)

f. now go to Google Reader and in the right hand corner you will see SETTINGS, click that

g. you will now see a page with tabs, click on the IMPORT/EXPORT tab

h. now you will see an empty field with SELECT OPML file

i. click BROWSE and find the OPML file on your computer

j. once you've found it, UPLOAD and then it's finished.

k. pat yourself on the back for a job well done!

Okay now that's you've switched it's probably a good idea to go through and clean up your feeds a bit. I went through just one section of my feeds and I was surprised to see how many people hadn't posted in months, so I cleaned up a bit. It's very easy to delete feeds in Google Reader.

BTW, if you are still following your blogs by visiting each one, it's probably time to upgrade to a feed reader, it's super easy and it saves alot of time!

Anyhow, have fun and I hope the instructions are clear.

8 comments:

  1. It's a big difference, isn't it? I switched not long ago myself. Glad you "found" your blogs again. :O)

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  2. Thanks Tori!!!!!

    I have been so annoyed by bloglines, but didn't want to take the time to figure out Google reader.

    What a time saver ;)
    Have a great weekend
    ~Amy

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  3. I love Google Reader... I had the same problem with Bloglines and made the switch about two months ago. Sooo much easier:).

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  4. When I switched over to Google Reader, I didn't realize that you could export/import. Oh well! LOL I only had 30 blogs to switch over anyhow!

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  5. I just thought I was borning ... :P

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  6. Wow, 200 blogs, Tori?! Good grief, you must be a fast reader! :P

    I'm glad you switched... I wish I had known about importing them, though. I didn't realize I could do that until after I had typed all of the blogs in myself, LOL! Oh, well. At least you're teaching everyone else how to do it and save time. :o)

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  7. Oh boy I sure wish I would have known how to switch them over the way your post said. But I only had about 20 of them to switch so it wasn't so bad.

    I switched to Google Reader at Tammy's suggestion and boy am I glad that I did! Bloglines was becoming *so annoying*!

    Oh and your blog looks BEAUTIFUL!

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  8. I switched a couple of weeks ago, and I like it a LOT better than Bloglines.

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