Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Works for me Wednesday



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.


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15 comments:

SharonB said...

LOVE IT! Thank Mari! At the nmoment I'm so behind in my reading that it will take a few days I think to catch up!! Anyway...I'm going to check this out!

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Hee hee. You're welcome. I figured after I invented the internet and blogs, I should come up with an easy way for people to keep up with it all. (wink)

Karen said...

I discovered Google Reader recently and it so helps doesn't it with keeping up with the blogs?

JCK said...

You know I've been really curious about the Google Reader. I've noticed that I've been getting several "referrals" lately from that source and was wondering how it worked. Thanks so much for the explanation and it definitely sounds like the way to go!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Great! I will sign up today! Thanks Mari.

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

It's great- I'm really loving it. I was hoping you were going to post on this today because I was telling Brenda and Julie about it yesterday!

Terri said...

I think mine is pretty much working too. It's been great. Thanks

Melissa said...

What a great idea! It will save me a good deal of time! Thanks!

Dena said...

Awesome - I am always checking to see if my favorites have done anything new so i can keep up!

Renee said...

I might just have to do this!
I hope all is well!
I am making hairbows! I will try to post them later!
Blessings!
Renee

Phyllis Sommer said...

google reader has changed my life:-) seriously, it's great isn't it!?

Bonnie said...

For some reason the last comment I left didn't go through. I got an error message !!

It said ... " I love google reader too. Especially with my slow computer ! " Something like that.

Let's see if this one goes through ...

Jennifer said...

I am sooooo glad you shared this! I was trying to figure out if there was a way to use the "feeds" on the pages to do something like this and then you share this. You are AWESOME! I already have mine set up.
Smiles!

HopewellMomSchool said...

I use bloglines for this, but will take a look.

The Birds Nest said...

Sounds like a great time saving device. I'm going to have to check it out!! Thanks!!