Not always happy but always happy to be Catholic.
Have you looked at blog lovin' yet? I didn't ever use Google reader, so I can't compare the two, but blog lovin' seems to fill the void for people.
Somehow I'd missed them but will check them out. I still resent having to do any changing though ... :-)
Julie:For a search engine try DuckDuckGo;I've been using it for well over a year and am happy with it.For a feed reader: The Old Reader also gets a lot of love. The interface is very similar to google's. I'm test-driving it now, and don't have too many issues with it.
I never heard of DuckDuckGo ... I'll give it a shot.I have been waiting for The Old Reader to finish importing my feeds. I believe I'm in good company since I'm 12,000th in line (or something like that). I may just add a few feeds here and there to see what it is like.