Sunday, July 27, 2008

A post I've been meaning to write about techie stuff

Awhile back, Mr. at Home (aka, the cutting edge technology guru) dragged me kicking and screaming into the world of readers and RSS feeds and I have been kissing his feet ever since.

You see, I read quite a few blogs and I just don't have the time/energy/mental capacity to check each blog individually everyday so I would miss some really great posts without this great invention called Google Reader. There are other readers, by the way, but I use the Google one.

Here's how you sign up:

Go to and follow the instructions.

Here's how you use it:

1. I find a blog I really like. Or a part of the online newspaper I like.
2. I click the little orange symbol in the address bar (sometimes it's in one of the side margins on the web page)
3. I select the big blue button that appears and reads "Google Reader".
4. My Reader pops up with that site's last 10 posts for my reading pleasure.

Here's what's cool about it:

Instead of going to all the individual websites, you just go to your reader and every new post from all of your favorite websites is listed right there under "All items". You can read most of the posts and stories right there or you can click on the post title and read the post on it's own site. With this I don't miss a great post, like this one from Et tu? which prompted this post. By the way, when you start using your reader, you really ought to add to your reader list. As well as my blog, of course!

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Great idea. Thanks for the step by step instructions - I'm not techie (are you surprised?) and need step by step instructions.