Chances are if you are here, you like reading blogs. Many of you come here by clicking on the link on Angie’s blog. How many different links or bookmarks do you typically go to to read all your favorite blogs? Probably a lot. My morning routine used to be clicking on all those links down the right side of this blog, only to find that many had not been updated since the day before. This is where a reader/RSS feeds come in. If you don’t know what a reader is, watch the video below before reading on.
I have tried using readers in the past (Google Reader and Bloglines), but never liked how my favorite blogs appeared. Well, I have discovered an AMAZING reader called netvibes, and in the past two weeks, it has really changed by internet habits. I am able to read a lot more blogs and website and use my time a lot more efficiently. As a full-time working mom, this is so valuable.
I would like to encourage you to check out netvibes. On netvibes, you can:
- create tabs for all your favorite blog/website categories (I have more than a dozen including family/friends, scrapbooking, recipes, parenting, mommy blogs).
- import RSS feeds from all your favorite magazines, newspapers, etc.
- create a homepage to manage your twitter, facebook, gmail (or other email acct.), all at once
- best of all, see when all your favorite blogs and websites have been updated all on one screen! No more clicking on lots of links and going to lots of websites.
- and so much more!