Tomorrow, for reasons which were explained but still seem inadequate, Google is retiring Google Reader.
Google Reader (when I first started using it) made perfect sense. Most of the blogs I read were hosted on Blogger (owned by Google) and it was easy to put them into Reader.
Is it that Google and Blogger have slowly but surely lost their stranglehold on Blogging to Wordpress? Do Google just want to grow in other areas? Whatever the reason, if you use Reader and haven't yet hooked up with another service you need to visit Google Takeout now and download your feeds for future use. All we can say is, thank you Reader for your years of service... you will be missed!