If you are anything like me, you have a list of blogs that you like to keep up on. I was finding that I was spending more time on the computer than I should, checking on blogs. The problem was that often I would check and there wouldn't be anything new posted. Other times I would notice that I missed a post, because maybe the blogger posted a few things close together and I only looked at the top one. If you find yourself in this situation, I have a solution for you.
Last week I was reading some of my favorite blogs when Megan, from Fried Okra mentioned she was using Google Reader to check on blogs. I was intrigued by this and e-mailed her to ask her about it. She very kindly e-mailed back and gave me the instructions for using it. Google Reader is a site that will keep track of your favorite blogs and tell you if they have anything new posted. This allows me to only open blogs that have a new post and is saving me so much time. If you want to check it out you can go here. Sign in using your blogspot sign in and password. You will see a button on the left side that says "add subscription". When you click it, you will get a space to add blog addresses. You can then separate them into different folders if you want. It takes a little while to get it all set up, but once you do, you will be happy to have it. Thanks Megan - this really works for me! If you want to check out other tips, visit Shannon at Rocks in my Dryer.