Sunday, January 18, 2009

Have You Tried Google Reader?

Are you like me and follow a lot of blogs? Would you like to follow more but have a hard time keeping track of them? I did, until I discovered Google Reader, that is. Prior to signing up for this free program, I had all my favorite blogs saved to my favorites on Internet Explorer. To see if a blog had a new post, I had to check it every day, a very time consuming process.

The beauty of Google Reader is that it keeps track of updated blogs for you. While I have my entire subscription list, which enables me to reference a particular blog should I want to do so, the only blogs that appear for me to read every day are the ones with new posts. If you're like me, too, and are a little gun shy with regard to computer stuff, I thought this post on the Official Google Reader blog might be of interest to you.

It's very easy to set up (if I can do it, anyone can!). It's convenient. And for me, it's preferable to subscribing to or offering email subscriptions. The reason I never signed up for Feedblitz or one of the email subscription services is the fact that I sometimes post multiple times in one day. Who the heck, I asked myself, would want all those darned emails? I hope this makes sense and is useful information to someone.

With that, I hope yours is a great week. I'll talk to you again tomorrow night.

4 comments:

Jeanne said...

Hear, hear! Google Reader is one of the BEST things I've ever added to my computer! It is easy and who can argue with FREE?!

bunkobeth said...

I was just thinking last night that I wish I could have one spot that told me if a blog updated. I had taken a workshop a few years ago that mentioned something like this but I couldn't remember the name of it. Thanks for jogging the memory- I'm off to set up my list!

Kelly Jo said...

I'm sold! Like you, I have a VERY long list of favorites and this is very time consuming, although a favorite task. I'm going to set mine up! Thanks for the tip.

Michelle said...

I am loving Google Reader. I set mine up after reading your post and it is excellent. Now I can sit at the computer longer and look at other things!! LOL! Thanks so much for the suggestion! I love reading your blog as well!