I haven’t shared any blogging tips for quite some time, but I have a quick one for you today!
It might not be a new idea for you, but it is a lifesaver for me. Everyone has their own method for keeping up with blogs and this is mine! Someone mentioned this week in my comments that they had “lost” me for awhile … well, this is one way to ensure you do not lose track of your favorite blogs.
Do you use an igoogle home page?
If you don’t, I would encourage you to set one up. There are instructions here, as far as I remember the set up part was easy.
I now keep most of my favorite blogs right on my iGoogle Home page, which you can see in the above image.
It is so EASY for me to keep up with the blogs I follow every day! I LOVE this method for reading and keeping track of blogs. My google reader is filled with 3,000 unread blog posts which induces heart palpitations — the google home page makes blog reading feel a little less daunting. I still have the google reader but it is just not my go-to every day place due to the stress I feel in seeing so many blogs at once.
Now I can see all of my most frequently read blogs on my home page so when they update I can keep up (don’t worry, if your blog is not visible in my picture above, it is probably there, just lower on my page, I PROMISE! lol!). And the best part is it only lists the most current posts from each blogger, so if I can’t keep up, I don’t feel quite so guilty. I can click through to read the blog right on their own blog page and comment or I can read it in the reader.
Keep in mind I find and read blogs from a variety of places, I always find your posts via my comments (LOVE those links, THANK YOU for leaving comments), I see posts to read on twitter and facebook too. The home page is just where I store the main ones I want to make sure I am keeping up with daily.
Try it for yourself!
Once you have set up your igoogle home page, you can start adding blogs.
When you hit an “RSS subscribe button”or a “feedburner link” from your favorite blogs, it will open up a page that looks like the image above. Select the one that says Google.
Then it opens up a screen like the one above and then choose “Subscribe with Google”.
Then you will hopefully see a screen that looks like the image above. From there you select “add to google home page” and you’ll be able to read the posts easily and conveniently on your google home page.
Hopefully these instructions make sense. Play around with this and see if you like reading blogs this way as much as i do!
How do you read blogs?
This post shared with Works for Me Wednesday at We are THAT Family!
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