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Added some background and usage info.

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@@ -5,5 +5,22 @@ Exports previously-starred articles from Google Reader to Evernote
Run with -h to see available options.
-Note that if you have a lot of starred articles, you can blow through your daily e-mail upload limit quite easily!
-As of this writing, free accounts have a limit of 50 e-mails per day; premium accounts have a limit of 250.
+If you use Google Reader (and probably even if you don't), you probably know
+that Google has announced they're shutting it down on July 1. I've
+got hundreds of starred articles in Reader, and I'd like to get them into
+a service that I have more control over. Since Evernote stores your data
+locally on your devices, I've found it's a good service for keeping my
+data in the cloud without running the risk of losing it if/when Evernote
+goes away.
+
+export_gr2evernote.py takes the exported JSON file produced by Google's
+Takeout (namely, 'starred.json') and dumps it into Evernote, using Evernote's
+e-mail note submission feature.
+
+Note that if you have a lot of starred articles, you can blow through your
+daily e-mail upload limit quite easily! As of this writing, free accounts
+have a limit of 50 e-mails per day; premium accounts have a limit of 250.
+To accomodate that limitation, the script keeps track of where it left off
+each day (by writing a python pickle file in the current working directory)
+so that when you run it on subsequent days, you can simply use the --continue
+option to continue your article dump.

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