Are you feedly-ing me?
DannyB brought it to my attention that my habit of not posting for ages then doing two posts at a time might mean that some of you are missing some of my topics. If you find me via blogrolls then it’s only going to show you my most recent post.
I’ve been using Google Reader for a while now and subscribe to about 100+ blogs and website feeds. It gets just a tad overwhelming. In two days I can build up about 150+ unread posts, mainly because some of the sites I follow update at a ridiculous pace. But the good thing is I never miss a post unless I decide not to read it.
About 1 month ago I discovered Feedly. It’s sort of like NetVibes but much more LoloBloggs friendly! It imports all your feeds from Google Reader and gives you a magazine style layout showing you all the picture posts, video posts as well as previews of all your unread posts (rather than just the title which Google Reader does) and synchronises with your twitter as well.
The downside is that it’s a FireFox plugin so for now that’s the only place you can use it. The upside of it being a FireFox plugin is that it ‘follows’ you across tabs and the web. If you google a topic or go to a new website, and somebody has mentioned it in a post or a tweet then your feedly-mini at the bottom of the browser lets you know.
Last week I Googled Maxwell and was immediately pointed to this fab write-up of his album on the Soulculture website. So even if you get a large build up of unread posts, Feedly lets you see when there is a gem in there that you might want to read first.
It doesn’t ‘follow’ you around sites that are security enabled (like paying for things or online banking) but just to be on the safe side I’d open those kinds of things in a different browser.
So anyhoo, less of my going on and more of my lecturing. To make the most of your blog following experience sign up for a feed reader. Google Reader, NetVibes are the best online clients and Feedly (my new best friend) is a fab browser plugin. Any other cool products out there that you guys are using? There can never be too many!
I won’t be doing two posts today, decided I might go to the park and pretend grey and overcast doesn’t mean rain but fabulous summer! :-s