The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now a Facebook group that has become an informal week in review
gathering place for bloggers.
It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Google continues to “retire” products that we as bloggers have come to depend on. This week it was announced the Google Reader will cease to exist July 1, 2013. Hoping to ease our pain they have devised a thing called “Google Takeout” so we can download our subscribers and subscriptions for an “alternative feed-reading solution”. This creates a download archive but no direction on how to use it. I have been unable to open any part of the zip file downloaded to my computer to notify my subscribers of this upcoming change or to transfer to my subscriptions to any other feed reader. I knew this was coming when they took away Google Friend Connect last year. It would be nice if Google could understand that all bloggers are not computer gurus and would provide a bit more information about the “Takeout” option. There are several other Feed Reader options – Carolyn at Book Chick City has posted a few suggestions for other Readers in her blog post here.
If you click on the orange RSS button on most blogs there are a few different choices for Readers but they will involve setting up another new account. I will probably be transferring to a Yahoo Account myself. If you have any tips on transferring my subscriptions or opening the “Takeout” information from Google please leave them in the comments. Together we can get through anything Google throws at us.
Plus The Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop kicked off. I am giving some great books away.