Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Works-for-Me-Wednesday: Feed Readers

I'm taking a tip from Shannon, host of Works for me Wednesday and I'm posting an old post today. Enjoy this classic from August.

I know many of you are new to the blogging world. If you're like me, you've discovered a wealth of great blogs that you are trying to zip around to every day and check. Maybe several times a day. Well, let me help make your life easier!

Right now, I'm tracking about 68 different blogs, but it only takes me a few minutes each day. Instead of visiting each of those sites individually, I take advantage of Really Simple Syndication (RSS) so I can scan only the new posts and ignore the sites where I know nothing has been updated.It's really simple. In fact, let me show you how you can subscribe to this blog.

1. Sign up for a "newsreader." I use Bloglines. NewsGator, Firefox, Yahoo! and Google are also good ones.

2. Copy my site's URL--http://http// -- into your newsreader and, Voila!, you've just subscribed to my site.

You can also just click on the "Subscribe with Bloglines" button that is found at the bottom of my left column. It will take you straight to Bloglines and you simply hit the "subscribe" button.

And that is a huge time saver that works for me. Visit Shannon at Rocks in my Dryer for over 100 more great tips and ideas.

tag: Works for Me Wednesday


Overwhelmed! said...

I keep meaning to try this! Thanks for the instructions. :)

Maine Mom said...

I've been thinking about doing this as well and after reading this post, I did it. Thanks for reminding me :-)

Diane said...

What a time saver! What a guilt-reliever! What a great idea.



Lori said...

I use Google Reader, and boy does it make things easier and save me time! Good tip!

Rae said...

I finally just started using a few of the reader sites and I'm so thankful I did. Great tip! Thanks for sharing =)