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.


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!