Saturday, March 22, 2008

Google Reader

A lot of people have asked how to "subscribe" to this blog. I like to keep up with all my favorite blogs with Google Reader. It's especially easy to adopt if you are a gmail user because when you're signed into gmail, you can easily load your Google Reader. Even if you are not using Gmail, you can set up a Google Reader account. Basically, you can add different blogs to your Google Reader and when you sign in, it will show you the latest articles or updates from the blogs you chose. You can add as many blogs as you want, and you can add them as often as you want. This is what Reader looks like when you open it for the first time.


On the left side you can manage the blogs you subscribe to. Just click "Add subscription" and enter in the name of the blog, the URL, or if you are looking for some new reading material you can enter a topic you like. For example, if you are trying to subscribe to A Bella Life, you can just type "www.abellalife.blogspot.com" into the search field, click 'enter' and Reader will automatically add it. Your reader will then look like this:


As you scroll through each article, it will automatically get deleted from Reader so you can keep up with what you've read and what is new. In addition, at the bottom of each article you have the option to "star" it which basically saves it so you can view it later. With a web application like this to keep tabs on your favorite sites, the only thing left to do is enjoy the content. I hope this helped!!

2 comments:

jeni said...

wait. so kinda like bookmarking but way better?!

jenifu

A Bella Life said...

Pretty much! Except this is like one bookmark for everything and it automatically pulls articles from all your sites so that you don't have to visit tons of different sites!