Feedburner Is Dying. Update my feed link please!

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Like many Google products – sadly Google seem to be letting Feedburner die.

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Which considering they bought it for $100 million back in 2007 seems incredibly idiotic, especially if they are not going to offer a service to replace it. But then a lot of their decisions are idiotic, like killing off Google Reader which so many people used in conjunction with other Google things.

You have to wonder about whether Blogger is going to exist, long term. They’ve killed off the feedreader program Google Reader that they provided, they are not supporting feedburner anymore, how long until they say to the many people with blogs on Blogger – kthxbai and don’t let the door hit you on the butt on your way out!

So, I’m switching the blog back to the WordPress feed and when feedburner does eventually die, if you want to keep receiving my posts you will have to resubscribe. Probably best to do that now by replacing the feedburner link in your feedreader to this address – http://snoskred.org/feed – Sorry all!

I have also added a new mail subscription service. I sent an email to everyone who has signed up for email updates from my blog with a link to resubscribe to the new service. If you want to sign up for email you can click here or use the new form in the sidebar.

This was a hellish process that took me about 5 hours to try and sort out yesterday, first of all trying to log into feedburner which is not very easy anymore, then trying to work out whether people would still get my feed via feedburner if I switched it back to in house, then sorting out the mail subscriptions and emailing all the people who have subscribed by email to give them the new subscription link, then looking at wordpress plugins I can use for the feed here..

Does it ever seem to you like you get lost in the internet? I’m having a lot of days like that lately..

Delurk?

So, all you lovely people reading me via feeds, why not delurk and leave a comment to say hi, and give me a link to your blog so I can read you back? :)

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2 thoughts on “Feedburner Is Dying. Update my feed link please!

  1. I agree with you that Feedburner is probably going to be shut down by Google in the near future. I feel the service is outdated and simply doesn’t provide the value that bloggers in 2014 deserve.

    My co-founder and I are building a powerful alternative to Feedburner called Feedio. I would love you to be our next user. Here’s an example of a Feedio profile (http://www.feedio.co/@raehanbobby). You can check us out at http://www.feedio.co.

    • I use a set up of Tiny RSS on our home server, and I will stick with that because I cannot trust another company with something as important to me as reading feeds. Sorry, but I got burned too many times. :) I will leave your comment here in case anyone else wants to try it.

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