You guys know that I love to research things and I really had fun with this one. I know what I like and to tell you the truth, I didn't really like Google Reader. Perhaps this is all for the best and now I have the chance to be truly happy with my reader experience.
Let's get started!
You need to connect Feedly to your existing Google Reader. They will do all of the work for you...just click on the button. Feedly also tells us that when Google Reader shuts down, they will have a program in place that will retain all of our information. No Worries!
All of your categories are on the left. You are putting your blogs into lists right? I've been sorting blogs like this for years and it makes it so much easier to read. Feedly has several different ways for you to view your blogs. Let's go over them now.
If you want it to look something like your old reader then you will want to select the Titles view. When you click on the little wheel, the list will come up. Experiment with the different views until you find something you like.
When you click on a title, it will open the post up in the reader....like this.
To go to the blog so that you can comment, which you totally should because we all love to hear from our readers and it helps us sleep at night when we get comments, click on the title again.
Just a note here that this is also where you can share this wonderful post with YOUR friends. You can google+, tweet, Facebook and email. You will find those options right under the post title. See that little +tag up there? This is where you can tag a post that you want to save for future reference. Those tags will appear under your lists on the left hand side.
There is one little button I need to warn you about. The check mark.
If you want to mark your entire list as READ. Go ahead and click that. It will ask you (unless you turn that notification off) if you REALLY want to mark all as read. I've hit it a few times already and panicked.
If you want to go directly to a blog (so you can comment), there is an option under the Organize tab that is located right next to your pretty face on the left hand side.
This is also where you can move blogs to a different list, and remove from your reader.
If you have any question please ask them in the comments and I'll respond. If I come up with anymore tips, I'll share them on my facebook page.