I found a very easy way to stay current with the blogs that I read! It’s called “Bloglines” and it is very intuitive– even I figured it out!
Once you go to the site, you can click “subscribe”. That gets you to a page asking for the URL (the address) of the blog you wish to enter. An easier way to go is to click the “easier way to subscribe” link. There, you will find clear directions that get you a subscribe button to add to your bookmark toolbar. Its a simple drag and click process, and the directions are well written.
Now, when I’m reading a blog I like, I can simply open my bookmarks toolbar, click my “Sub with Bloglines” button, and the blog address is magically added!
When I have a few minutes to spare, I can quickly find blogs to read by opening up my bookmarks toolbar, clicking on the “Sub with Bloglines” button, and on the page that opens, click “Feeds”.
Magically, a page opens that has all the blogs I read! The blogs that have new posts for me to enjoy show up in bold type with a number indicating how many new posts there are for me to read. If a blog has no new posts for me, the title shows up in regular type with no numbers beside it.
I find that this is an easy way to keep track of all my reading. I don’t have to click and click and click onto blog after blog, and if someone has a new post, I know about it sooner, rather than later. I can read the posts on the Bloglines page, or click onto the post’s headline and be taken (magically) to their blog address.
Thanks to Barbara at Weaving the Web for this very excellent advice!