Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Blogs taking up too much of your time?

Okay, I admit it! It takes me away from other stuff I should be doing. Not really the writing of this blog but the reading of other blogs! I generally only write mine at night after Josh goes to bed or when he is napping.

So anyway, I kept seeing stuff about a blog reader that saved people time and energy. But honestly, I had NO idea what they were talking about! Then, yesterday I stumbled upon a new-to-me blog and I was reading along, when at about March 20th (?) I read a little blurb Stephanie added about Google Reader she said, quite simply, "Just go to and sign up for a free account. You "subscribe" to the blogs that you visit regularly and Google Reader notifies you whenever that blog is updated. You no longer have to check to see if that blogger has posted!"

So I finally tried it! And let me tell you, I AM IN LOVE with this! It makes everything so much easier. I feel like a complete moron for not just figuring this out on my own but I am so grateful that Stephanie shared it. Hopefully, if you have not tried this yet, you will now. It is SOOOO worth the time it takes to copy and paste your favorites.

Thank you Stephanie!


Stephanie said...

I'm so glad you appreciate that post... I almost didn't post that because I thought surely I'm the last person on earth who has figured this out. Isn't it wonderful?! I've also discovered that Google Reader recommends blogs to you based on your interests... just what we all need, more blogs to read!

Shannon said...

Yeah, I added another one last night! But it is still saving me a ton of time!

Nicki said...

I love Google reader too. Trouble is you'll find it is all too easy to add new feeds and before you know it you'll have 88 different blogs to catch up with on a daily basis or maybe its just me ;o)

Nicki said...

make that 89 - i just added Stephanie's blog! I'd not come across it before so thanks.

Shannon said...

Too funny!