I was planning to post about subscription methods in my Blog Tips series that I have planned for May, so I'll keep this short. I use Bloglovin' to read blogs. It is free to sign up, and the app is excellent, I actually read a lot of blogs on my phone while I commute, so it works out great for me. Another popular option is Feedly. I signed up today and I have to say, I'm impressed. I imported my GR subscriptions and they are now safe once GR shuts down. I'm actually loving the look of Feedly too, so I'll probably keep both Feedly and Bloglovin' for now.
I'll keep my GFC friends too, and continue to follow new blogs on GFC as a show of support, I know how much those GFC numbers mean on a business level. However, I will also always subscribe via another method as well, Bloglovin' for now. If you'd like some other options, here is a good article. And Dana speaks about her thoughts on the Google Reader shutdown and it's implications here. RSS is another service that is a little tenuous in Google-Land but it seems to be holding, for now.
Let me know if you have any questions, I'll try to help out, though I'm not an expert on this! I'd love to keep in touch with you after Google Reader is decommissioned so please update your reader. Thanks for subscribing to me blog, it warms the butterfly in my heart :)