I removed the shared items from the top page. The middle section of the top page is now two columns of "Site News" and my blog feed instead of the three columns. I made this change due to the fact that Google Reader has removed the share item feature and replaced it with Share to Google Plus.
I didn't make the connection until the other day when I wanted to share something from Google Reader to my shared items page and realized that it was no longer an option. The page that had all my shared items now appears to be gone. Note, I have not looked that hard for it yet, but I don't see an easy way to get to it after a cursory attempt at finding one.
The only problem I have with this change is that there is really no way to automatically share items from Google Reader to this site. I certainly don't mind posting to Google Plus and I spend alot of time on the plus. However, it would be nice to have a feed of my "+" and my Google Reader so I could incorporate them into this site.
Ah, but such is the life of being a Google fan. Most things come an go to varying degrees, but change is constant. ;-)