Thursday, December 20, 2012

Cool Tools: Google Reader (any blog reader)

Sadly google has decommissioned google reader, check out the old reader as a replacement.

Skip this post if you already use a blog (/news/atom/rss) reader, otherwise you need to read this post.

I was amazed to discover people still read blogs the old fashion way - by going to websites.  I was astonished to discover that every few weeks one of my friends thinks:
  • I wonder if Igor wrote something interesting?
  • What the heck was Igor's blog again?
  •  Dang - Igor didn't post, oh well.
There's a much better way, an application called a news reader. You tell the news reader which blogs you want to read and the news reader tells you when the blogs have posts available. The blog reader even lets you read the posts mostly formatting free inside the news application. The news reader I use is Google Reader, but any reader will do. Again if you don't yet use a news reader, fire up Google Reader right now and subscribe to this blog.

Enjoy your more efficient blog reading!

1 comment:

Mel said...

I have used Google Reader for several years now, and can't imagine having to skip around to the multitude of various sites just to see if someone has posted something new! Good tip. :)