Google announced earlier this week that they would be discontinuing Google Reader. I'm not sure how long I've been using it to control the blogs I wanted to follow. One year? Two? Even longer? I'm not sure, but it has been part of my daily life. I read blogs, and do my commenting, on my desktop. I read them on my Kindle Fire too, through a web page. I didn't know what I was going to do.
I found several suggestions on the Web. I'm obviously not the only one looking. I decided on two possibilities: Netvibes and Feedly. Feedly is a much easier transition. I downloaded the app that belongs to Firefox and when I opened it, it went to Google and I got asked if I was willing for it to use my Google settings. I said yes, and all of my blogs and "folders" were there. I decided I liked what I saw. I also downloaded the app for the Fire. It will work independently from the Fire's browser. I did have to log in with my Google log in, but once again, there it was. And for the very first time I also could comment using the Fire. The green icon is the one for my Fire App.
Netvibes is somewhat different. Feedly has some push capability, but mostly it is pull. I have not tried to subscribe to a new blog using it yet, but I'll get to it. I didn't actually set Netvibes up, but I did attempt to look at Quilting as what they call a Dashboard. And I kind of liked what I saw there too. I might try that one out one new blog at a time. It might be time to reorganize blogs anyway.