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RIP Google Reader: How to Continue Subscribing to World Soccer Talk

rip google reader RIP Google Reader: How to Continue Subscribing to World Soccer Talk

Google Reader will shut down on Monday and will no longer be available ever again. For many of you, myself included, Google’s RSS reader has been practically a life saver (well, at least a huge time saver). But now that Google is shutting down the service, here are a few alternatives in order to make sure you don’t miss a single article from World Soccer Talk:

1. You can subscribe to a free daily e-mail update via Feedburner. This way, you’ll get an e-mail recapping the previous day’s articles.

2. Use a different RSS reader. There are alternatives such as The Old ReaderDigg Reader, Feedly, Bloglines, NewsBlur, Netvibes, Pulse, FeedReader and more.  Some of the RSS readers mentioned even have ‘Import to Google Reader’ options.

3. Subscribe via your Kindle. Amazon’s book reading device also allows you to subscribe to popular blogs. There’s a free 14-day trial. And if you like what you see, the price is $0.99 per month. It’s listed as EPL Talk, but all of the articles you’ll receive are from World Soccer Talk on Amazon.

Don’t forget that the two World Soccer Talk RSS feeds you’ll need are:

1) the World Soccer Talk blog — http://feeds.feedburner.com/EPLTalk

2) the EPL Talk Podcast from World Soccer Talk — http://feeds.feedburner.com/EPLTalkpodcast

If you’re not ready to make a decision regarding which above method to use, be sure to export your Google Reader subscriptions before Sunday night.

And if you find a suitable RSS reader alternative to Google Reader, let us know in the comments section below. I’m still looking for one that’s as good and robust as Google Reader!

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About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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6 Responses to RIP Google Reader: How to Continue Subscribing to World Soccer Talk

  1. Dan says:

    Gaffer, please continue posting article links on Google+. That’s how I keep up with new articles that you post.

  2. Jason W says:

    I use the ‘Sage’ RSS Application for Firefox.

  3. CTBlues says:

    Feedly has an easy conversion from Google reader to Feedly.

  4. Matt says:

    I can also vouch for Feedly, I like the interface better than Google Reader.

  5. Christopher Harris says:

    Just as an update to the article, after trying about 12 different RSS readers, the one I’ve selected to use for my daily work is probably the one that I would have thought was going to be the crappiest but ended up being the best one…

    AOL Reader. Yes, that AOL. It’s at reader.aol.com

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