On the Imminent Death of Google Reader

That loud shout you heard this morning was me upon learning that Google Reader will be killed off this summer. After spending the morning in repentance for the not nice things that I may have thought about the Google, I have now come to the realization that it is time for me to move forward and develop a new way of approaching life in a post Reader world.

So let’s talk about this a little bit.

For those of you who currently subscribe to this blog via RSS, might I suggest that now would be a great time to take advantage of our email subscription? You can choose between a daily or weekly update on all the happenings here at ChurchThought. The link below will get you signed up for email subscription:



That said, there are those of us who would rather not get blog posts sent to your email inbox on a daily basis. I find myself reading content from nearly 500 sites on a daily basis, which requires a workflow that just doesn’t happen with email. This morning I made the switch to Feedly, which seems to feel similar to Reader, and is pretty easy to migrate to from Reader. While there are some differences, for the most part I am finding Feedly to be a decent alternative now that Reader is going the way of the dinosaur.

How will YOU be negotiating life after Google Reader?


About the Author: Matt Steen

Over the last fifteen years I have been a Church Planter, Youth Pastor, Executive Pastor, and now I serve churches through coaching (, providing online giving services (, and through keeping them informed ( I love Jesus, my wife, the Redskins and Capitals and am currently living in Waco, Texas where I am studying the finer points of BBQ.

  • Allan Descheneau

    I am a huge Google Reader devotee and was shouting along with you. I did the same as you and switched to Feedly and am hoping for the best.