Sunday, May 4, 2008

Google Reader

I had good intentions (isn't there a rather unpleasant road that is paved with those?) of getting busy on my Step 2's for the OC today, but I started off doing a little surfing, and was reading back on MaryQuilts blog and she mentioned that she was surprised more bloggers didn't use something like Google Reader.
"The biggest advantage in my opinion is that I don't spend time visiting blogs that haven't updated since my last visit....a disadvantage is that there's a delay between a new post and the update on the reader service."
Anyway, I set up an account, and spent about 5 or 6 hours going through blogs I visit, reading through them and looking at pictures and adding them to Google Reader. I will still use the Mystery Quilter and Stashbuster rings, but will also be a regular visitor of Google reader, as I sometimes get a little frustrated with the rings. Sometimes, I think that people may have joined but taken off the link, so I look and look (either that or I am just missing it) and then have to backtrack.
Anyway, I think that this will save a lot of time, and be a better way to keep up with blogs that I have become interested in.


Amanda said...

I must certainly give Google Reader a go - I've tried Bloglines but can't seem to get it to work. You've echoed my thoughts about the number of dormant blogs I come across, very frustrating.

muralimanohar said...

I use bloglines, and it's seriously the best thing EVER for keeping up with your blogworld! I had a blog for over a year, but it took bloglines for me to actually get out into the community and participate! :D

scraphappy said...

I use bloglines and like that I know whether a blog I am interested in has been updated or not. It seems to take a long time to go through and entire ring, and it can be frustrating if a lot of people have not updated recently. I still go through the entire ring occasionally, but it there is a blog I am sure I can't miss, I just add it to my list.

Susan Freebery said...

What a wonderful idea - thank you for explaining this to us. I didn't know that there even was such a thing!