Bloglines – b’bye!
After nearly four years, I’m switching away from Bloglines.
I am tired of the – usually – small but always annoying problems I encounter with each use of Bloglines. From timeouts, through their awful “we’ve got the plumber in” maintenance screen, to the increasingly frequent Apache error pages, it is now more hassle to use Bloglines than it is to find an alternative.
Of course, I don’t have to look far. Google provide my work and personal email, let me edit documents wherever I have a net connection and help me plan road journeys; oh, the search is pretty good too. The important thing, though, is that I don’t remember having felt particularly let down by any Google app. Downtime is very rare and errors are handled in such a way that I continue to have confidence in the service.
Google Reader looks good so far. A quick OPML download from Bloglines – glad to see they offer that – and an import into Google Reader mean that I have all my subscriptions. It also appears that the UI is much improved on its days as a Google Labs project.