Saturday, December 15, 2007
Blog Lurker and Google Reader
I am an avid blog lurker. I have been lurking on other people's blogs for about a year. It sounds terrible, I know. I typically watch TV at night and look at websites and blogs. I should comment, but don't unless I am just completely compelled or want to enter one of their contests. It is a great way to keep up with what old college friends are doing. A ton better then both myspace and facebook combined. I also love to view what my favorite photographers are doing and they inspires me. I used to bookmark every blog and view them in internet expolorer. Sometimes my slacker college friends would only update their blog once a month, but I would have to click manually on every blog in my bookmarked blogs just to find out who had updated.
My husband was watching me one night and laughed at me, as he usually does when he finds I am creating more work for my self technologically. He showed me google reader. Basically, the way it works is you add subscriptions to blogs you like in the reader. When a new post has been added to the blog, google reader bolds the blog on the left hand side of your screen to tell you the person has added a new post. This has saved me a lot of valuable blog reading time. You can also file similar blogs in folders making the interface very organized looking, I love organization. I have a folder for homemaking blogs, photography blogs, friends from college blogs, and a cool things folder. You'll need to create a Gmail account to take advantage of this great time saver. If you already have a Gmail account you can use it at the very top of your Gmail page under the "more" section.
Beware though, you might find yourself getting deeper into the blog world...you might even be inspired to start your own blog.
P.S. Don't forget to add http://mommysfavoritethings.blogspot.com/ to your reader once you have it uploaded. :)