Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Using Google Reader

I know that there are a lot of people who enjoy reading blogs, but it's just so much work to keep on top of all of them. If this is you, then Google Reader is your new best friend. All you need to have is a Google account. If you have Gmail or a Blogger account, then you have a Google account. If not, sign up for one HERE.

For those of you with gmail, it's really easy to access Google Reader. When you're signed into your gmail inbox, you'll see a link for "Reader" in the top left corner of your page. It looks like this:

If you don't have a Gmail account, find Google Reader HERE.

If you're not already signed in, you'll be taken to a page that looks like the following:

Once you've signed in, you'll be taken the the main Google Reader page. In the top left corner, you'll see a button that says to add a subscription. This is where you paste the address for the RSS feed of the blog you wish to follow

The easiest way to add a blog is to simply enter the blog address. For example, if you wished to add the Help A Sister Out blog to your reader:

You can also find the RSS feed of a blog by looking for this logo:

Here's the RSS feed of a financial blog I subscribe to:

Once you've added the blogs you follow, you can organize them into folders by going to Manage Subscriptions in the bottom left corner:

Let me know if you have any questions about using google reader or if there are some steps I missed out!


JorgenMan said...

If you're not already using Google Reader, I'm not sure that the link will show up at the top of your Gmail page. I think those links may be put there dynamically based on what Google services you use. Just in case, the link is http://www.google.com/reader

Scott and Cindy said...

Love love love the reader. It's awesome! Looks like you guys had a great Easter - your kids look adorable!