Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Is it just me or is Bloglines starting to suck?

I seem to be having more and more problems with Bloglines and I’m guessing that it’s not just me.  Although I have been using the service for a long time, server outages (you know, when the plumber shows up or when you get the “There is a problem with our database” message), weird formatting of My Feeds on some computers (it seems like sometimes Bloglines displays the mobile version on a regular computer), and clicking on feed folders only to have no feeds show up, I’m starting to get pretty frustrated.

Oh, looks like Jeremy Wright is having the same sorts of problems and frustrations, but he has solicited advice on what feedreader to switch to — 20 comments at the time of me writing this post, so I’m going to check out what others have to say.

Please feel free to leave me comments with any alternative feedreaders, but bear this in mind:

  • I’m not really looking to install an application; I really like browsing on the web only.
  • Ideally it would be a service that would retain the folders that I have things organized into on Bloglines.
  • Just like Jeremy, I like how Bloglines displays feeds as one massive page by folder.

Link — Jeremy Wright’s post on Bloglines

1 comment:

Marcel said...

Hello! I came here searching in Technorati for Bloglines because I cannot log-in for an hour or so. IMO Bloglines began to suck since it was acquired by Ask Jeeves.

If you're looking for web-based alternatives I suggest Rojo, Google Reader and recently I read a blog recommending SearchFox to replace Bloglines.

Cheers and sorry for my english.