I have now signed up for Bloglovin and have imported all my Google Reader Feeds into it – this only requires a single click to do (although it did take a while). I am going to run both readers in parallel for a while to judge whether Bloglovin is the best alternative for me. I'll let you know how it is going.
It was easy to put the follower widget onto my sidebars, so that worked well.
At this stage I can't figure out how to get a more compact view – apparently there is a way to change your view settings – but do you think I can find it? Anyone out there know what to do?