Both of these are very capable news readers. Both of them arguably have some things that are a lot better than Google Reader. So what do I say when people want me to switch my reader away from Google Reader?
I answer “it’s too late.”
I have about 7,200 reasons. All in my link blog. (UPDATE: earlier I said I had 300,000 readsons, but I’ve gone through about 300,000 items to find about 7,200 items).
Oh, and a few more rumored to be on the way.
Anyway, for the past year now I’ve been reading tons of feeds (I’m up to 832 now) and I’ve been putting about 600 posts a month into my link blog.
That is turning into an awesome database for doing research on. Especially now that I have search. Here’s some tips on how to use search for my link blog.
It has almost no noise, just much of the best blogging that’s been done over the past year in the technology field. But, whenever I think about moving feeds to a new reader I start thinking of that database and start thinking about the value it has to me as a way to search back on what caught my eye over the past year.
I’m locked into Google. Big time.
What keeps you locked into your feed reader?
Oh, here’s some other interesting numbers about Google Reader.