Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Are you using Google Reader?

I have been using Google Reader awhile now and it is SO much easier to track the blogs I read. I used to find blogs I like and bookmark them. Well, then I'd go through all my bookmarks which would take FOREVER. Do you know how much clicking and scrolling that is? I'm lucky I don't have carpal tunnels, I tell ya.

If you haven't used Google Reader, you do have to have a gmail account. Once you're signed in, from the Google homepage, you click on More at the top of the page, and then select Reader. It's super easy to add the blogs you want to track--just click on Add Subscrition, type in the url, and it's added! The nice thing is each time you go on it shows what's new, instead of going to the links individually to figure it out.

The pictures below are tiny, but you can click on them to make them larger.

But what REALLY makes this perfect is the fact that you can add tags. Again, I used to find a recipe I loved and bookmark it. My bookmark list is 12 miles long at this point. It's overwhelming. Fortunately, you can just go to the bottom of the recipe, click on tags, and add your own, like "Chicken" or "Dinner" for instance. This way all the recipes you want to try are organized.

Can you tell I love Google Reader?

1 comment:

10yearstogether said...

Everyone tells me I should set it up. I am way too lazy. Hee hee.