Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Blog Mania & Google Reader...

It is apparent that we are in a state of Blog Mania with regards to my friends and co-workers... Don't get me wrong I think it is great, but it is hard to keep track of all the latest posts on every individual blog. I have been using Google Reader for awhile. I took some time, and added all the blogs to it today, so now I get a nice consolidated view of all the blog postings. In addition, I can add a star to any that I find extra-exciting (like my birthday posts etc).

You can get to Google Reader by going to http://reader.google.com, and signing in with your Google Account. Then you can add blogs to it by clicking Add Subscription, and then inputting the blog url. It will bring in all the posts, and you can browse through them very easily... Here are a couple of links with tutorials for your reading/viewing pleasure...

A Beginner's Guide to RSS and Google Reader
Getting Started with Google Reader - a Video Tutorial (click view this tutorial on the page)

I also had somebody ask me about blogging privately, so if you are concerned about public information on the internet you can get some additional info here.

Last but not least... I started playing around with del.icio.us, and so far I am hooked. You will notice to the right on my blog that I have some new links of exciting web pages that I have found. I installed the browser extensions for del.icio.us, and now I can click a button to add "bookmarks" to my account. I am still learning about this, but right now it is like a "blog for bookmarks", and it is extremely easy to reference cool sites. I am way behind on this technology, but now that I am older and wiser I guess I might as well figure it out. You can add my delicious bookmarks to your google reader, by adding this feed: http://del.icio.us/rss/netpappy.

Whew! I know that was alot, but take it piece by piece, and you will hopefully be happy with the results :)

6 comments:

Mike said...

Nice work Joe! And thanks for all of the advice and tips in getting my blog up and running. I have to agree, del.icio.us and Google Reader are indeed very nice tools for Blog management.

Thanks again, and happy blogging!

Mom2Max&Alex said...

Thanks for the info but my question is different. How can I add the little subscription thing to my blog so other people can enter their e-mail and get updated when I update? Does that make sense? I've seen them on other blogs but I'm not sure what its called. I guess if I knew that I could figure out the rest. I am going to try the feed thing though. I would love to see all the new updates from several places all at once. Thanks again, Joe. Sorry I ramble!

Joe said...

I am going to do a quick blog about about the email thing...

Mom2Max&Alex said...

You are the bomb!!!!

jason said...

Somebody set up us the bomb?

Already subscribed to your del.icio.us. Thanks, that was fast. I'm still not doing the del.icio.us thing yet, though I admit I need something other than reader to attach sites I don't find through feeds. YouMail.com for instance - I had to search for an article on that to spread the word because a friend told me about it. I didn't have an article on it to share.

You've also inspired me to look into putting up a more public blog...

Joe said...

Here is some information for all you young internet n00bs that don't get the "Somebody set us up the bomb" reference in Jason's Post...

All your base are belong to us