But what to replace it with? The big downside, for me, is the inability to easily switch between readers. Such is 21st Century, First World life ; )
I started using feedly, I find its pared-back layout pleasing. Feedly also recommends new blogs for you, though the recommendations based on readership makes me itchy as only popularity contests can.
Then I checked out Bloglovin, which is good in a whole different way. Initially, I thought Bloglovin was opening a new tab for each post. If I wanted to do that, I'd do it myself! Then I realized that you can navigate the blog, and between blogs, from that tab. I do like being able to read the blog on the author's site.
You can follow my blog with Bloglovin (I have to post this to claim my own blog).