Since I started to use a feed reader, I’ve used Bloglines. However, not all blogs update in it – some are several days late and some don’t update at all. Google Reader is much quicker and more reliable – but is this because Bloglines isn’t efficient, or is it being unfairly squeezed out? Sometimes I can help things by unsubscribing and then resubscribing with a different link, but not always.
Recently, several bloggers have moved servers and the matter has become worse. Now, I have nothing against google except that it’s so damn big. I like to support someone other than the market leader – but I often miss updates because I’ve got a good many blogs marked and I don’t get around to clicking onto them on the offchance that I haven’t been notified of a new post. it’s got to the stage that I have a number of blogs marked in both readers, which takes a whole lot more time to sort through.
One thing I’m not fond of in Google is that one has to scroll through every post or mark all as read, or else they remain highlighted, even if I’ve clicked through to the blog – which I usually do – I like to read a post in its proper setting. Otherwise, I don’t much care about the details. But if I change completely I’ve got an awful lot of blogs to change the settings on. Some of them haven’t been updated for ages and may never be – but I don’t want to lose them, just in case.
Sorry, this is something of a non-post. But advice or explanation gratefully received.