My personal feeling toward Google Reader has never been favorable as I feel it takes away the design spirit of most blogs. Feedburner is a bit meh as well. Enter, Bloglovin'. Let me tell you a bit about my favorite blog reader.
1 - Bloglovin' is an online reader service that also has a really easy-to-use mobile app. (For both iOS and Android)
2 - Bloglovin' seems to heavily cater to creative-type blogs at the moment, but you can type in any blog into their search field and find it.
3 - You can group the blogs you follow into categories of your own creation. (Some of mine are crafty, pretty, scrappy, food-y, knitty - you get the gist).
4 - You can "like" posts through the Bloglovin' interface and then later you're able to find those posts easily. Sometimes I'll see something that I find noteworthy or interesting, but might forget it if I bookmarked it in my browser. I love this feature.
5 - When you add your own blog, you get to write a short description (though any blog can be followed through the service, even if the author hasn't created an individual profile).
6 - Blogs can be searched by category, popularity, country, etc. It's a great way to find new things to read that might be right up your alley!
7 - Bloglovin' is Swedish. This is really here nor there, but a bit of an interesting fact.
If you're currently a Google Reader user, I really encourage you to try Bloglovin'. You can find Laura Kate Is Crafty there right ----> here (or always using the heart in social media buttons to the right of this post).
EDIT: You can easily import your Google Reader feed to Bloglovin' here. Enjoy!
This post was written purely from opinion and the heart.