Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Read Blogs the Fast & Beautiful Way

Does anyone still read this blog?

Google Reader is awesome. If you don't have one set up, you should do it now (for free). I can easily subscribe to blogs I like, and read the new posts in easily half the time. I like being able to share a post with my husband, and star my favorites for future re-reading. The only downside is missing the beautiful layouts of all those bloggers who spend so much time making their site look pretty. And of course, if you want to comment on a post, it takes a couple extra clicks.

But thanks to a tip from Making It Lovely, I've found a new way to keep up with my posts, comment more often, and enjoy those pretty pages: Google's Next Button. You add a "next" bookmark to your browser toolbar, and every time you click on it, you're taken to the next post in your reader. To add the Next Button, go to Settings in your Google Reader, and look under the Goodies tab.

Another great thing: when you get to the end of your list, and have read everything, you get a page that says, "Congratulations, you have reached the end of the internet." And when you click on "end of the internet" you get the following page. I love it!

I try to follow that advice.


Susan said...

Welcome back! I'm glad you're updating your blog again.

I love Google Reader - it's the best.

The Thorley Family said...

Hey! You're still alive! I figured you'd died a long painful death under a pile of little boys laundry... glad to see that wasn't the case :)

Aaron said...

Yes, I love sharing and commenting on posts through Google Reader with you. I find that next to Gmail, I visit Google Reader more than any other web page/service. Unfortunately I subscribe to far too many posts than I have time to read. But it's fun to always have interesting things to read through GReader.

Rebecca Irvine said...

I am still reading!

Feel free to stop by and borrow that book if you need something good to read.