I was spending a lot of time checking in with blogs, seeing if anyone added someting new. Well, Google Reader lets ME know when someone has put up a new posting! There is a tour you can take here that shows you how it works. There is also a super tutorial from Andy Wibbels here. He does a great job of explaining the simplicity of this super website! (And I need simple or I won't use it!)
Basically, you add the link to any blogs you keep up with...an example of my list is here...(the number next to the blog indicates how many people on Google Reader are signed up for that blog).
~* Home Is Where The ... (1)
A Bit of Pink Heaven (1)
A Cleverclogs' Blog (4)
a dog's life in the T... (23)
A Romantic Porch (16)
A SCRAPBOOK OF INSPIR... (17)
A Sofa In The Kitchen (5)
Alexa Lett (10)
All Things Bright and... (14)
Amongst The Oaks (13)
Each day, Google Reader posts from your links every blog that has had an addition. It also gives you a small tease as to what your fave blogs are writing about. Here is what my personalized up-to-date posting list looks like for this morning (Monday):
Little Red House
Flowers, Flowers, Flowers! (And a New Computer...)
- I got a new computer -- yay! It's a Mac, and I love it. It's amazing how funny it feels not to have a computer for a few days. Is there such a thing as Bloggers Anonymous? Some days I feel
Creative Art and Craft by Alison Gibbs
I SAW RED & SWAP GOODIES
- I SAW RED Sara from Sadie Olive Le Journal is hosting an ‘I Saw Red’ event from 2nd June - 8th June. Go check it out. Today ‘I Saw Red’ – Light your Heart on Fire with Redheads matches
Project Blue ~ Take 2
- Project Blue is well and truly underway.. check out all the other contributions on Anna Carson's photography blog :) Today's blue features Jem's (now outgrown, mum couldn't bear
Thank You :)
- Thanks so much dear bloggy pals for leaving such sweet and thoughtful messages here on Friday! You made my day SO special, and I'm very grateful!! :) Sorry for not replying personally but I'
All Things Bright and Beautiful
Ruth St. Denis - Dancing Diva
- I'm on a dance roll these past couple of weeks for some reason! First the ballet post last week and now vintage modern dance (if there is such a thing as "vintage" modern!) Here we have Ruth St. Deni
The Inspired Room
Dreamy Seaside Cottage Living
- I thought you all might enjoy a peek at this Seaside Sanctuary from the June 2008 issue of Architectural Digest! The setting, the simplicity, the cottage gardens…I could get used to that!
All Things Bright and Beautiful
- All you Tricia Guild and Designers Guild fans.............. James Merrell (photographer for Designers Guild advertisements and Tricia Guild's interiors and flowers books) has updated his lovely websi
If I want to look at the blog, I just click on the title and it brings up the post for the day through Google Reader. At the end of each post, you can click the "NEXT" button to bring you to the next blog on your list. If you want to leave a comment, you can click in to the post's comment section.
In this way, I can check in with all of you in a relatively short period of time which leaves me more time to read what you have to say (and, after all, that IS the fun part!)
Whether I have an hour to surf around or just a few minutes before the bus pulls up in front of the house, Google Reader does all the work for me by filtering through my favorite blogs (which are all listed on my sidebar to the right plus a few more I have not put there yet!) and delivering them right to my "doorstep".
I had to share this with you, it is just too cool!