Okay…so my WFMW is something I’ve already blogged about, but today I’m giving you options! Who doesn’t like an option? Anyone?

If you are a blog addict like me, chances are you spend a good portion of your day checking one blog or another, only to be disappointed when they haven’t updated. I mean, let’s face it, you spent the time to go there, the least they could do was to have written something!!!

Well…no more, I say. I have subscribed to Google Reader…it’s a blog feed service that pulls all new posts from your favorite bloggers into one easy-to-read and convenient spot. You can even comment on your favorite blogs by clicking on the entry and a new window pops up…handy, huh? You simply enter the URL and subscribe to the feed and there it is! Voila! Like Christmas, only you’re getting what you WANT this year! The only drawback is that you have to be google mail subscriber…so…if you don’t have a gmail account, then read on for your OPTION…

My bloggy friend Rachel uses Bloglines – another blog service. It’s equally user-friendly and already out of beta. Bloglines has additional features that Google reader doesn’t.

Regardless of which one you try – you have to TRY ONE!

Because I said so. It’s worth it. It’s a HUGE timesaver…Rachel shaved over 3 hrs off her time (that’s a lot of redeeming of time, there!) while I shaved off over an hour and a half.

For more great tips, head on over to Shannon’s at Rocks in My Dryer.

8 Comments on WFMW: Blog Stalking…er…Redeeming the Time

  1. Marcia
    February 21, 2007 at 2:49 pm (16 years ago)

    Hi Karen

    I know!!! I just found google reader myself. And it has easily saved me hours a week.

    It definitely works for me too LOL

  2. Kerri
    February 21, 2007 at 5:06 pm (16 years ago)

    I am going to try this. It will save me from going to my brother’s blog for weeks and weeks with nothing new, then I skip a day and he puts up 5 or 6 posts!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I predict that you will sleep better yourself once you have double-sheeted a kid’s bed!

  3. Jenmomof4
    February 21, 2007 at 7:36 pm (16 years ago)

    I completely agree. I just started using this and I love it!!

  4. Fiddledeedee (It Coulda' Been Worse)
    February 21, 2007 at 7:57 pm (16 years ago)

    I use bloglines, but I’ll have to try this one too. Because if it’s user friendly, then my name is written all over it. It does save time! I resisted at first. But no more.

  5. Lindsey
    February 21, 2007 at 11:32 pm (16 years ago)

    I use FeedDemon – it is AMAZING! I love it more than any other feedreader I’ve tried! Great tip for those getting started with blogging! Happy WFMW!

  6. Melissa
    February 23, 2007 at 6:44 pm (16 years ago)

    Thanks for the great tip! I’ve tried bloglines and just wasn’t that happy with it. This rocks! Thanks!! 🙂

  7. Sara
    February 23, 2007 at 10:56 pm (16 years ago)

    I love Google reader. You can even add those cool “Share” clips onto your blog. I still like to visit the actual blog tho, since I’m a comment bum and like to watch the counter go up!

  8. Amy Jane
    March 2, 2007 at 1:24 am (16 years ago)

    How do you know how much time you’ve saved?

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