Future Blog Platform

Shortly Angry Bear will be making the switch from Blogger to WordPress.  Blogger has served us well for ten years, but WordPress provides a much greater flexibility and capacity for our material. 

Reader rjs comments on Google reader coming to an end which won’t affect us as a blog, but certainly impacts users:

I imagine you all know Google plans to shut down the Google reader; as Felix Salmon put it:

Your Daily OutrageGoogle decides it’s cool to be evil, kills beloved product because it can

Here’s a Change.org. petition via Yves Smith i just signed, for whatever it’s worth:
Google: Keep Google Reader Running

I use my Google reader, including it’s site search, 3 hours a day or more for what I’m doing, in ways that would be hard to replace…

(lifted from open thread and lightly edited for readability)