Imagine my surprise yesterday when I opened my Google reader only to see
Google Reader will be retired on July 1, 2013. If you'd like to download a copy of all your Reader data before then, you can do so through Google Takeout. You'll receive your subscription data in an XML file, and the following information will be downloaded as JSON files:
I don't remember anyone asking me if that was ok. Let me tell you why I like using Google reader. I already spend far too much time on my computer. Without reader I would have to go to every blog I like to keep up with to find out if there is a new post or not. That would require even more time. There are some blog that I read but don't comment on. They are seriously huge blogs with a bazillion comments already so my two cents aren't really worth much. I do like to see what they are doing though. With reader I can see at a glance whether or not I want to go take a closer look.
Now what? I found an article that gave some alternatives but I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet.
Oh woe is me.