Like everyone else in this world, Google reader's shutdown news has been highly distressing to me. Even though Google had closed quite a few of its services in the past, I had never really worried about Reader because, hey, why would that ever be closed? Who doesn't use RSS? Apparently, not many, it seems. At least, that was the general consensus in the web. If Google doesn't have the whole world using one of its services, then they think it's a candidate for the chopping block. Really, this is ridiculous. If they're closing it because they want more people to start using Google Plus, then they are even more ridiculous. Killing off good products so that crappy ones can survive. 'Nuf said.
On top of that, I've been having trouble with my feed, at least for my last two posts. I am still using Feedburner, even though many have moved out of it, thanks to strong rumors that Feedburner is also shutting down. After Google Reader, I don't doubt that anymore, and it was just laziness that kept me from shuffling out. Which brings me to the point of this post - which feed subscription service do you use? FeedBlitz? Feedcat? Something else? I checked out FeedBlitz but looks like you have to pay if you want to manage email subscribers, and last I checked my Feedburner page, I had about 80 email subscribers.
I am hoping to migrate during some time this weekend. As for Google reader alternatives, I don't think I like anything yet. I'm hoping that Google will come back saying "April Fool"!