Two weeks ago I asked ProBlogger readers – Which Feed Reader is Best?
219 responses were left with 37 different ways of reading RSS feeds suggested.
Today I counted them all up and graphed the top 11 responses (these were the ones that had 4 or more votes).
This reinforces the shift that many have observed from Bloglines to Google Reader over the past 12 months. Last time I asked this question of readers informally Bloglines was the standout ‘winner’.
There’s no real surprises here for me. The stats match up pretty closely with those that Feedburner provides their publishers:
What was more interesting was the array of reasons that different people gave for selecting their feed readers. The comments left are worth a read if you’re thinking of swapping readers.
BTW: I was asked numerous times during the discussion which reader I use. I didn’t want to sway the discussion so didn’t say at the time but I’m a Google Reader fan also. I use two main computers so to have a web based reader is important for me and together with tabbed browsing I find it to be a useful and accurate tool.