Ditching social media? Try RSS again. Here are some alternatives to Feedly.

As Tammy Strobel points out, social media gets more and more problematic. With the idea of turning an eye back to blogs/blogging, I logged into Feedly tonight, apparently the world’s most popular RSS reader (after Google killed theirs, I still don’t understand that move). But oops, I realized I’d logged into an old account, and needed to log out and back into the newer one. A simple task, right? NAY.

Feedly would have none of it. I actually could not log out of my account, there was nothing on the screen that would allow me to accomplish this (save for emptying my cache and reloading the page, which I finally tried – that worked). I was in Feedly’s little green grip. I had to Google, “How to log out of Feedly,” never a good sign. Turns out I’m not alone. There are even complaints about this. Next thing to get Googled: “How to cancel my Feedly account”. Oddly enough, they make that easy. Done!

Now what?

This recent article in Wired helped, and was my impetus for signing up with Inoreader.

First time was the charm with this one, I signed up and loved it immediately. You can sort feeds manually, something I appreciate. There aren’t acres and acres of options and ways to organize the way there is with Feedly, something I find overwhelming and useless. With Inoreader I have enough organization power to keep my content in focus, but not so much that the organizing sucks up all my time on the site (Feedly, you have a long way to go, here).

According to that Wired article there is also The Old Reader, which I admit I see in my head as Ye Olde Reader. It looks worthy of a second look, however in my first look I found some errors with feeds (repeating images), and the interface didn’t please my eye. So, check it out if you want, but I’m going to spend a few weeks with Inoreader and see how it goes.

Another article about this. And maybe one more.


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