Wednesday, March 13, 2013

No really, it's me!

Y'know how annoying it is when you find a TV show you really like and then it's taken off the air?  Or you LOVE a certain food item and they decide to discontinue it?  These things happen to me all the time.  I'm really thinking it's me.  I mean - do these things happen to anyone as often as they happen to me?  Some omniscient someone, giver and taker of all things, knows when I like something - anything - and takes it away from me.

Not too long ago Google announced they were shutting down iGoogle which I use as my home page.  I haven't bothered to look for something else yet but there - that's another example.  I really LIKE iGoogle and they are taking it away.  It MUST be me.

Now it's Google Reader.

We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites. While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined. So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader. Users and developers interested in RSS alternatives can export their data, including their subscriptions, with Google Takeout over the course of the next four months.

Really, I'm sure I'm the only one who is totally reliant on Google Reader to read all my blogs, right?  No?  OH!  Well then I need to apologize to the other people who will be highly inconvenienced by the demise of their favorite reader.  I shouldn't have liked it.

I'm sorry.

Oh, and I DO like Blogger so get ready all you blogspot people, that's probably next.  I'm really, really sorry.

Ahem.  Just sayin'.


  1. I thought it was just me. I was so upset when they said they were doing away with IGoogle. Love it and hate changing things up. But it's everything else I like that goes away too. Lotions, shampoos, foods, clothing. Nothing I like stays around. Drives me crazy. Sorry it happens to you too, but it's nice to know I'm not alone in losing things I like. Oh and letter writing does not help. I've tried it many times and am usually completely ignored. Apparently they don't care that I love their products and will miss them.

  2. I'm so shocked Google Reader is going! I did a post about it myself and the alternative I've found.

    Can you imagine if Blogger was next on the list.. I'd be really pee'd off!!

  3. Oh please, no more to worry about. I also came home to find out that Fox had changed all their tv viewing in the day time. Ok, so what they didn't think I took a break at 10am to watch judge judy. No wonder I have been sick in bed since I got home....I'm pouting

    1. Don't you just hate it when they mess with your stuff!?!?