Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Feedly Moving to Pay Site?

So I took the advice of my fellow bloggers and moved my reading list to Feedly. Google Reader is going away, see, and we all need an alternative if we want to keep in touch.

Apparently Feedly got Greedly because I ran into a questionnaire about making Feedly a pay-site. I guess someone got wise to 30,000,000 X $1/month and said, HOLY SHIT! We could be, like, LOADED, bro!

Then they did 30,000,000 x $5/month, then $10/month.

Woof. Look at those numbers, bro. I'm getting a freaking car with mine.

Screw that, says the other, I'm getting a house.

Screw that, says another, Yo, I'm getting a freaking JET, bro! Mile-high club, baby! You guys don't, you know, like know any girls do you?

We've seen free sites gradually disappear over the years, along with a growing discontent among users for what is available not only for free but for pay. Somehow Blogger has survived, but with the demise of Reader I can't help but suspect that Blogger is on the ropes, on the mat, ONE, TWO...

I guess we see what is really important when we have to pay for it, yes? Me, I'm bookmarking all my read-sites, at least my favorites, and will add them all to my blogroll shortly. No more Feedly for me. Those cats give me the willies.

Anyway, what's your take on it?


- Eric


Eric W. Trant is a published author of several short stories and the novels Out of the Great Black Nothing and Wink from WiDo Publishing, out now! See more of Eric's work here: Publications, or order directly from Amazon, or wherever books are sold.

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4 comments:

Carole Anne Carr said...

Totally agree!

Donna Hole said...

Yep; I'm adding more sites to my blog roll instead of trying to figure out the reader thingy's. I need a geekier brain.

........dhole

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I've always counted on my blog list and looked at those sites who comment on my blog. I have so little free time that is the only way for me. Greed will trip us up every time. Sigh

L. Diane Wolfe said...

They will see their numbers decrease if they do that. Bloglovin' is still free, as are several other readers.