In the coming days and months blog readers may be finding the need to change their habits: Google Reader and HelloCotton, two popular sites for maintaining blog subscriptions, are both closing. Google’s announcement comes just over a year after it discontinued the Google Friend Connect widget for WordPress blogs, making this their second big (and rather disruptive) change. Some readers of Literary Inklings may be looking for new alternatives while others may be interested in subscribing for the first time. In the hope of helping you get every update from Inklings in a timely and convenient way, I’m rounding up a few options that will let you stay connected (it’s always free!). Some of these links may allow you to follow the blog immediately (after creating an account or logging in) while others may require you to search the blog yourself in order to manually add it. In order to add the blog manually, simply search “Literary Inklings” and it should be available. If you choose Flipboard (pictured) your search will turn up a few options, including the Literary Inklings Facebook page. If you want to subscribe to the blog directly, simply look for the “Literary Inklings RSS Feed” option.
Best bet: Feedly – if you’re moving your subscriptions from Google Reader this is your best bet – import your entire Google Reader list in one click!
Runner-up: E-mail – if you’re not interested in a third-party website for reading Literary Inklings, you can get updates right to your inbox.
Other options: Bloglovin’ | MyYahoo | Bloglines | NetworkedBlogs
Best bet: Facebook (Page)
Other options: Twitter | Google+ | Facebook (Profile)
If there’s ever a problem receiving updates from the blog please do drop me a note and I’ll see what I can do!