First, go to Google Takeout to download your Google Reader data:
The process is fairly straightforward.
Click Download and save the zip file on your computer.
VoilÃ . Saved the data for future use. Who knew! I’ve got 6.5 MB of shared Google Reader articles.
WordPress.com offers an RSS reader. I don’t know if I’ll make WordPress.com my RSS Reader, but there’s one advantage. I already have a login for WordPress.com. And it’s easy to try out. This is what I did to add my RSS subscriptions (not my past shared articles!) to WordPress.com:
Click Import your subscriptions.
I used the special service: Import your Google Reader sunscriptions directly.
I allowed WordPress.com to access Google Reader.
That’s it. Done.
The challenge: so far WordPress.com isn’t in my regular flow of news sites that I visit. I use it for special photo projects, Akismet and Jetpack.
I think i am developing a bad case of e-bike rage. Two days in a row, the same two e-bikes (bicycles powered by an electric engine) overtook me (cycling on a regular, muscle-powered bicycle) so closely, I thought they’d hit my bicycle handlebar.
This morning I was waiting at a red light. A car was standing in the lane next to me. Just when the robot lights changed to green, and i started to pedal away, an e-bike hurtled thru from behind between my bicycle and the car.
Next, just 2 minutes later, another e-biker on a black and white Cannondale had to overtake me in a small roundabout; while I was entering and exiting a roundabout. Kind of risky. Cos if i had taken the next exit, we would have collided.
And I am pretty certain I saw the same two e-bikers yesterday….
E-bikes are very popular here.
Please don’t overtake at junctions, robots or in roundabouts.