So, I would be the first to say that I am not always up to date on everything. Except make-up. I know a lot about make-up. However, when it comes to things technical or web related my knowledge is limited. I mean, I twitter, but who doesn’t?
Recently I was reading someones blog and she was all : Remember when you used to have to go to EVERY website you liked and check for updates? And I was all, YEAH! And then she said, man that was so lame now that I have Google Reader, I don’t know what I did without it. And I was all, I am going to google “google reader” because I am lame.
That brings me to today’s pathetic post. Readers, do you know about Google Reader? BECAUSE IT ROCKS. I thought maybe you are like me and you click through numerous blogs everyday to get to ones you like and you check them for updates. For example, I like Mightygirl.com and she has Andrea’s website linked to hers so I click there. Then I go to my friend Alison’s site and check her blog roll for updates from Wendy’s website. WHAT A HASSLE! I also visit multiple news sites a day and frankly the point and clicking is catching up with my carpel tunnel ridden wrists.
So you say, Jenn how do set up Google Reader? I shall tell you because I am nice like that. And I have pity on those as technologically challenged as myself.
- Go to www.google.com/reader
- If you have gmail already, just sign in. If not, set up an account.
- Under the “add subscrputions” tab, just start adding all the blogs you read. Take your time, you only have to do this once!
- After that, sign in and check out your subscriptions – no clicking! The pages are right there and they let you know if they have been updated! You can read your favorite websites right in Google Reader or you can click on the site and go to it yourself. People this is kind of like online bill pay – sure you can still mail in checks to PG&E by WHY WOULD YOU when you can just click and be done with it?
Okay, lecture over. But seriously Google Reader Rocks. Oh and once you have a gmail account, you can share your subscriptions with others. So if you sign up and do this, send me your list…I would love to see what sites you all read everyday. Those of you who already have gmail accounts, there is no excuse (Rebecca, Maureen and Alison I am talking to you)Actually, that brings me to a question:
What sites do you read everyday and why? What blogs are your “must reads?” I would love to know so do tell. Also, if you are reading this and you are thinking, she is so lame, I have Google Reader and I know way more about it than her – feel free to school me on what you know. People I am just a sponge, looking to soak up information about technology so that my head isn’t totally filled with MAC, Benefit and Origins. Diversity is good.Read More