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Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday Favorite-Google Reader

So, I have a million things to do today. I was dumb enough to agree to host our couples book club that we recently joined (and haven't attended before) tonight. At my messy, renovating house. Yep. I'm that dumb. The book is "To Kill A Mockingbird" which is one of my favorites....that I haven't read in at least 10 years. Since I have a gazillion things to do, I thought I'd share a little time saver with all of you. Maybe everyone already knows about this and I was the last to find out, but I feel it my duty to share. And I'm nothing if not dutiful.

A while back, I was chatting with cute Hairyshoefairy and commented on the amount of time it takes to stay current on your favorite blogs. That is when she introduced me to the Google Reader. She has become my Go To Guru....she knows almost everything!!! I've bugged her about this and knitting and Logan. And I'm sure there's more to come.

Here's what you do.....go to google.com and get signed up with an iGoogle page. One of the options available is the Google Reader and I highly recommend it. Whenever one of your favorite blogs updates, it automatically shows up in your reader and you can read it right there or go to the blog with the provided link. It's magical! And you won't have to keep going back to each blog to see if they've updated. Plus, if you're like me and have been crazy busy, it will keep track of all the blogs you haven't checked yet. My current status is 50. It will get bigger before the end of the day, I'm sure. The only bad thing about the Google Reader? It doesn't pick up private blogs. Other than that, it's perfect!

Now that I've shared the Google Reader love, I'm off to get ready. All I've got to do is plan refreshments, buy refreshments, clean my house, read the book, find the cliff notes for the book online and maybe brush my teeth since I'm feeling fancy. I wonder how much I'll actually get done.....

7 comments:

rychelle said...

google reader is the best thing since sliced bread!

Jo said...

I LOVE my google reader. Which is how I knew, even though I JUST cleared it out, I had a new post from you.

hairyshoefairy said...

Hooray for Google Reader! IMO it really is one of the best inventions ever. I'm glad you like it, too.

Good luck with the book club tonight. Even if everything is still in mucho chaos at least your kitchen looks pretty.

SO said...

Oh I love to Kill an Mockingbird...and google reader.

Kristina P. said...

I can't believe you just found it! There is no way I could read so many blogs without it. I have over 500 on my Reader!

Missy said...

Love the google reader, so helpful!

Tottec said...

You can also read news articles via RSS in the reader... I'll send you links if you want... and share with your friends things you find... when I checked mine today I had over 700 posts and articles to read... needless to say they got "Marked as read" without actually reading...

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