I'm sure that by now you've already heard the news that Google Reader is closing on 1 July. While this may be a pain in the arse for some of us, the good news is that your blog won't disappear and neither will your followers. However, the list of blogs you follow (and if it's like mine, it's probably hundreds) may well disappear. BUT, there's still plenty of time to switch to a new reader...yay!
If, like me, you use Blogger Dashboard the effects should be minimal. I've done some digging and it seems like you'll continue to received the feeds of all Blogger blogs you follow. However, if you follow Wordpress and other websites, their feeds may disappear from your Dashboard come 1 July.
To stay on the safe side, now is the time to maybe look into alternative ways of reading your favourite blogs. Here are just some of the options available:
- Bloglovin - here's a tutorial for transferring your blog list across.
- Feedly – here's a 'how to' on switching over.
- Hello Cotton - just for women it would seem.
- Flip Board - seems a bit too cool for me
As for my little ole blog, you still follow with Blogger Dashboard, find me on Bloglovin and Twitter, or you can 'Follow by email' using the box near the top right hand side of my sidebar.
In other news, I got my sewing machine back! Although I've yet to revisit the jersey dress that 'broke' it, it seems to be working very smoothly indeed. I've got to say that the customer service from the folks at Bamber Sewing Machine Centre is pretty top notch. When I unpacked my machine, this was included as proof that everything is working nicely. It's a clever idea and also really pretty...it's totally neat enough to frame!
The reason I've yet to revisit my jersey dress, is because I've been busy working on my Sew for Victory dress. Let's just say that I'm having some issues though...despite making a muslin to check my grading skills. But now my fashion fabric isn't behaving (serves me right for stash-busting polyester) and I'm feeling like the project could be doomed. I sincerely hope not, because if I can pull it off, it will be such a stunning dress to add to my wardrobe.
Have you had better luck than me with your sewing projects recently? What's on your sewing table at the moment?