Wednesday, November 14, 2012

How to be a blog reader (efficiently!)

So this totally blew my mind, but apparently most people don't know about one of the most awesome features of the internet.  It's called: Google Reader

If you have a gmail account, then you have Google Reader.

What is the point of this wonderful device?  Well, imagine a world where you follow quite a few blogs, and to get updates, you bookmark each and every one of those websites.  Don't you get disappointed every time you go to a blog and don't find any updates?

Google Reader SOLVES that problem!  Instead of going through 20 different links to get your blog updates, just link them in your Google Reader, and visit ONE link every day!  Blogs send updates TO your reader via this thing called RSS.

Here's how it's done:

1.) Click this link:

2.) Then click the "Subscribe Now" button.

3.) Then add it to your reader:

4.) Add a Reader link to your browser:

That's it!  Just visit your reader shortcut when you load up your browser and get your updates.

A few things to note: Note all blogs will give you a link to their feed.  Sometimes you need to look for this icon:

or you have to just manually add it to your reader by clicking the big read "Subscribe" button:

or in Firefix, the "Subscribe to: Posts (atom)" link at the bottom of a page will bring you to the "Add to reader" page:

In another post, I will give a list the blogs I follow and why I think they're pretty great.

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