Is anyone else freaking out about the fact that Google Reader is disappearing in just a few short days? How will we read our beloved blogs? And, more importantly, how will we transfer that insane list of blogs that we follow over to a new reader without spending a week's worth of nap times hitting Copy/Paste? OK, blog-loving moms, take a deep breath and put that mouse trigger finger away. We're going to get you through this difficult online transition — one blog at a time.

Bloglovin'

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In what we'd best describe as a combination of Google Reader and Pinterest, Bloglovin' is a popular option for keeping up with your blogging favorites. Not only is it much prettier than its friends, but Bloglovin' also pulls other blog posts as suggestions, and you can scroll through popular blogs and posts by category to help you find additional blogs to love.

Cost^Free, with no limits on usage

APP Status^Yes! Available for various operating systems

Get transferred

You can sign up with Facebook or via email, and registration is as easy as entering your basic info and email address. Once you're logged in, hover your cursor over the little blue heart symbol, then go down to Settings. Scroll down to the Import Blogs button, click through the permission screens and then allow Bloglovin' to do its work! Start to finish, transferring 250 blogs took about five minutes.

feedly

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A popular option, feedly boasts on its website that over 3 million Google Reader users have already transitioned there for blog reading... and it's easy to see why. Feedly feels similar to our beloved Google Reader, and it gives you bonus features such as being able to add to your feedly feed not just blogs but also websites, podcasts and YouTube videos. This move will be easy to make.

Cost^Free, with no limits on usage

APP Status^Options available for multiple operating systems

Get transferred

Jump on the feedly website and scroll down the page to click on the button that says, "Get feedly for...," filling in the blank with whatever your Internet browser may be. From there, it will upload to your browser, then ask permission to integrate your Google Reader account. For now, there are a few additional steps you must take to transition fully from Google Reader to feedly, and you can find them online by following this link, which includes troubleshooting tips.

NetworkedBlogs

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Linked closely to your Facebook account, NetworkedBlogs is already well-known in the land of bloggers as one of the best easy-to-use sites for spreading news of their blogs across the Land of Social Media. But you don't have to be a blogger to take advantage of NetworkedBlogs. The reader layout is unique, offering larger previews — including pictures of each blog post — as opposed to lists.

Cost^To use as simply a blog reader, NetworkedBlogs is free. Upgrades are available for bloggers and more advanced users.

APP Status^None available at this time. Instead, they suggest using the website in your browser to access your blogs, which essentially works the same way.

Get transferred

The downside? There is no magic button to push to transfer your blogs from Google Reader to NetworkedBlogs. The upside? This is a great time to weed out those blogs that you never read anymore and fill up your feed on NetworkedBlogs with just your favorites. Blogs need to be entered one by one, but it's as easy as clicking the button at the top of the page that says, "Register a Blog," then filling out the quick form.

NewsBlur

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It looks like Google Reader, but upgraded! NewsBlur is a good option if you like a little social media with your blog reading. The sharing features for getting those hilarious, must-be-read-by-every-mom-you-know blog posts are easy to use — and kind of fun, too! NewsBlur also allows you to read blog posts in full format, just as if you were reading them on the blog itself. That makes NewsBlur a good option if you're into blogs that are all about pretty pictures and awesome DIY, step-by-step crafts.

Cost^There is a free version of NewsBlur, but it's quite limited, and there's currently a waiting list. For $24 a year, you can upgrade to Premium, which allows you full access to the site.

APP Status^Apps are available for various operating systems

Get transferred

Once you've signed up for NewsBlur, the transfer from Google Reader is quick and easy. NewsBlur will prompt you to access your Google Reader account, and once you've given permissions, the transfer is easy and fairly quick, depending on how many blogs you read.

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Share with us!^ Have you made the switch from Google Reader to a new blog reader yet? How did it go? Leave us a comment below!

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