Feed Readers: How to Keep Up with all of the deals

18 Oct

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For a long time, I saved all of my favorite blogs in my “Favorites” file and went to them one at a time every day.  Until I FINALLY decided to look into feed readers!  How unbelievably easy they are!  If you can manage an email account, then you will find a feed reader just as simple.  I wouldn’t consider myself an expert on them, but here’s a bit of information to get you started if you are interested.

 

What is a feed reader?

A feed reader is a tool that can be used to read all of the updates on the blogs as they happen.  It is a HUGE time saver for those of us who track several blogs.   Basically, the blogs you subscribe to will send new posts to your feed reader and you can scroll through them all at once without having to load multiple pages.

 

How much does it cost?

Nothing!

 

What are some popular feed readers that I can use?

About.com lists their Top 9 Free Windows RSS Feed Readers / News Aggregators here.  I use (and like) Google Reader.  However, I don’t have anything to compare it to. 

 

How do I get started?

  1. Go to Google Reader.
  2. Click create an account.
  3. After verifying your account, click on add a subscription.  Type in the name of your favorite blogs one at a time.  Click subscribe.  That’s it!

That’s it!  Check your feed like you do your email!  You can even sync it to your phone!  Never miss a post or a deal.

2 Responses to “Feed Readers: How to Keep Up with all of the deals”

  1. Kisha October 19, 2010 at 3:45 am #

    I just had to switch from bloglines because they shut down, but the bright side is that I’m using Netvibes now and it’s really awesome for the kind of deal blogs we read because… well, it’s hard to explain but it works sort of like an email client and the posts don’t get marked as read until you want them to, which means that I can click on the feed and see what they’re talking about, and search for specific things, without having to read everything and react to it RIGHT THEN. I was very upset about Bloglines (it just happened a month or two ago) but it’s worked out for the best for me. I can’t imagine life without a feed reader! 🙂

    • adventuresinmomville October 19, 2010 at 12:40 pm #

      I noticed that about bloglines when I was writing this post. crazy! I’m glad you found one that works better for you!

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