Thursday, March 01, 2007

Google Reader

Google Reader (link in title) is an alternative to Bloglines, and I've found it works very well, maybe because Blogger is also part of the Google empire. It's an easy way to log into your list of favorite blogs and and you see only a list of those who have posted something since the last time you visited. So there's none of this clicking on a link to see if so-and-so has finally got around to posting something, waiting until the page loads, then...nah, nothing new yet again!!! (Yes, I too have been guilty of having the blogging blahs, and am still recuperating)

Of my list of just over 20, only a couple do not work under this system, even though they're using Blogger. So I'll just have to remember to manually check their blogs.

9 comments:

Tammy said...

Miz Val,
I do love your motto!!
if you would please send me an email to kentucky_gal45@yahoo.com that way I can capture your email addy and when you comment on my blog I'll be able to answer via email...I've found I really like to do that!!
:-D

Peter said...

Hi Val, I found that Google reader couldn't find 4 feeds that bloglines did find, so for those 4 blogs I had no contact otherwise as you said it seems to work well.

PEA said...

I've been using Bloglines but now I've started adding my links to Google Reader...so far it won't pick up 2 of my links that Blogline does...weird! lol xox

Kerri said...

I've been meaning to try this.

Gwen said...

Hi Val..
I think I'll stay where I am
because I know if I dont bad things will happen Oh! Oh!

Meow said...

I must try this, as Blogrolling is quite unpredictable at the moment, and I haven't tried Bloglines (although have been told occasionally that my blog doesn't register with bloglines !!).
Anyway, thanks for the info.
Take care, Meow

Val said...

Ive used Firefox as an internet browser rather than Internet Explorer for a long while now. Much nicer, and it has a handy add-on called Sage. Which is very easy to run,whenever I want to check which blogs have been updated since I last had time to read them. No need to bother with Bloglines now! Easy!

DellaB said...

I think I am one of those blogs that 'readers' don't find. One day I must investigate - it might be because I host my own blog at the turningsixty domain, rather than using bloggers space? I still use blogger to post though, so you'd think that should work, really. Oh well...

Actually, I like to go and visit the blogs, I enjoy following the comments, and I probably spend too much time reading a single blog, it means I don't get to visit as often - perhaps I do need to get 'automated'.

Granny said...

I've been meaning to check out google reader since several friends recommended it.

Bloglines keeps losing links and I don't notice until I wonder why I haven't heard anything from them lately. Oh, they disappeared from the list!! Also, it adds some I never requested. Very strange.