Yes Google is killing Google Reader and the writing on the wall is Feedblitz may be the next service that Google kills, they already killed AdSense for Feeds previously. However I was paying $9.98 for Feedblitz service and never had more than 500 subscribers, barely sent out any newsletters for it and after paying for a whole year I decided that it was not providing a good enough return on investment to continue paying Feedblitz for my mailing RSS feed any longer.
I just am not leveraging my RSS email subscribers as a mailing list and barely take advantage of my SimplyCast mailing newsletter, so it is a service I can’t pay for. I originally switched to Feedblitz because Feedburner was having feed issues with my images/content exceeding the header size limits, but I have since converted to partial posts (excerpt) in feed and shouldn’t run into that limitation anymore.
That $9.98 per month is better to put toward another service and recently I did start up the Triberr plan for $10 per month to see how that works at growing my social media engagement for the site, will report if the ROI is worth it in a few months of testing that service. I have been a Triberr user for a long time, but this is the first few months I have paid for a premium plan other than buying some bones previously when the system used to use bones.