Reading blogs

Three posts in one day!

Some of my longarm quilting buddies are starting to blog on WordPress, and some of the people that were reading their old blogs at other places have commented about trying to remember to visit the new blogs.  I wanted to post and make a suggestion that the best way to keep up on the many blogs that you might be interested in is with an RSS reader.

Yes, I can hear you all saying “Huh?  What the heck is that?”

An RSS Reader is a piece of software that automatically checks all of the blogs that you want to keep track of and presents the new posts to you in one place.  If you want to comment, you can click on the blog post and be taken directly to the blog you were reading.

I used to use Bloglines (http://www.bloglines.com) but have recently switched to Google Reader (http://reader.google.com) .  Both are very easy to use.  Another one to try is http://www.blogarithm.com — that site will actually send you a daily e-mail with links to any blogs that have been updated.  These are just a few of the sites that are available.  There are also RSS readers that you can download to your computer, but I don’t have any experience with those.  You do have to create accounts at these places, but the sites are pretty easy to use.  When you find a blog you keep track of, you just highlight the web address of the site, enter it into the appropriate “add subscription” place in your reader of choice and…voila!  Easy peasy….

And to my friends and acquaintances that have recently moved their blogs to WordPress, I say welcome!  Add me to your blogroll, and I’ll add you to mine!

TTFN-

Suzanne

4 comments

  1. Judy W says:

    Good morning Suzanne!! I’ve been using the Google Reader to keep up with you for a while now and it’s so easy! And if someone is using Firefox for their browser, they can add it under the bookmarks tab. There’s a line that says “subscribe to this page” under bookmarks and it takes me right to my add it to google reader page. Simple to use!!! And so much easier to see what everyone’s up to and stay in touch!

    Oh and I loved the socks!!!!
    Judy W (aka sodypop)

  2. rondabeyer says:

    Suzanne,
    You know I am a computer idiot, where do I find the rss reader or whatever I need to download????? I suppose you will laugh and say to yourself and computer screen, well, Ronda on the internet of course!But I hope you know what I mean!

  3. Jan says:

    Great tip!! Another feature I like about wordpress is the blogsurfer. Only flaw is at the moment it will only track wordpress blogs….. loved the socks by the way 😉

  4. myolivebranch says:

    love the sox and i think some of you “wordpress” savvy people should do a little tutorial or point and shoot type class for us newbies/idiots! kayp

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