OK. Now Doug Johnson is making fun of me! :-)
Has retirement made an old codger of me? (Have you noticed that there appears to be no female counterpart to the word codger? Men can be irascible and loveable. Women apparently are just “old bags”!) Have I been reduced to starting all my sentences with “Hmmmpff!”? Have I become ….gulp!…. a Republican? You know – resistant to a changing world, unable to embrace anything new, paralyzed in the past? Sorry – my political prejudices are showing. Don’t hate me. Some of my best friends are Republicans….but my Irish-American and British Labour Party forebears would turn over in their graves at the very thought.
OK – it is with much disgruntlement that I embark on giving Feedly a go. Mainly I was ticked off at Google for giving so little notice. Doug tells me that we have till June 1 – but the message I got before I commented on his blog was that we had to make the switch by March 20. Perhaps I misread it. Failing eyesight you know…
Interesting take-away as I transition from GR to Feedly…. I am struck by the preference of graphic literacy vs print literacy. All of the feeds default to “magazine view”. I much prefer title view as this allows me to quickly scan the titles to decide which ones to read. I am evidently able to “drink in” and digest great hunks of text in seconds. The graphics are pretty – but they confuse me. I am obviously very graphically illiterate. The riot of color and images just muddles my mind.
As near as I can figure – I have to change EVERY SINGLE BLOG feed to “title view” one at a time. If anyone knows a way to do this in “one-fell-swoop” – please share. The flip side of my annoyance of having to go through the feeds one at a time is that it gives me the chance to weed-out the defunct blogs.
Where does a defunct blog go? Bleaven? Blell? Blurgatory? Blimbo? How does one mourn the death of a blog? I SO miss Alice In Infoland’s Blog! I did NOT delete it. There is so much there to go back to and savor….