Like most people recently I was in a panic when I discovered that Google Reader was closing. Searching for information about what I could use as an alternative to read my blogs I found Jessica's post really helpful and changed over to Bloglovin'
However after using Bloglovin' for a little while I didn't like the way you had to click on each individual post header to read the rest of the post. So I had to find a new alternative which I can now say that I highly recommend: The Old Reader
The Old Reader is basically identical to Google Reader, I can log in using my Blogger login and it allows me to read all the recent posts from my followed blogs as a continuous feed.
I like this layout best as it feels a bit like reading a magazine (albeit a very long beauty magazine!). The only thing I didn't like about changing over to The Old Reader was the import time to transfer my followed blogs from Google Reader to it. This took around a week. However I think the panic of Google Reader closing had triggered a huge volume of traffic which I'm sure will eventually calm down again.
As mentioned above as part of my research to find a new blog reader I joined up to both Bloglovin' and also She Said Beauty so (little plug here) if you want to follow The Buzz About Beef and Beauty you can now do so on both sites!
Thanks - Leanne x