As part of Blog Everyday of June I thought I would do a few posts on how I try to keep up with current information without getting totally overloaded and I find Google Reader is one good way to do that.
It’s been almost a year since Bloglines disappeared and Google Reader was the main player left to provide a comprehensive RSS reader. I confess to being a Google Reader fan and gave up on Bloglines ages ago, but I know some people were sad to see Bloglines go.
Above is a screen from my Google Reader page. I try to dip in every day or so to see what's new and have organised things into topic folders. They display on the left. I try not to subscribe to too many feeds and regularly delete feeds as my interests change.
For those still looking to get used to Google Reader there are lots of great help sites out there.
Ellyssa Kroski, the iLibrarian, had a useful post recently: How To Get the Most Out of Google Reader which gave some pointers on best ways to use Google Reader, covering use of
- Other Tweaks
This linked to a more comprehensive Mashable article on the subject of Getting the Most Out of Google Reader .
There are a number of helpful videos out there to get you started too. One from the Common Craft people (of course): Google Reader in Plain English
And there's even more help available at the Google Reader Help channel on YouTube.
I'll post again tomorrow on some cool GR stuff.