Wednesday, June 07, 2006

It's the Little Things That Make My Day

I've made a discovery that has made my on-line surfing time easier. I have been coming across lots and lots of good blogs lately. And, unlike me, these ladies actually update their blogs on an almost-daily basis. (Shock! Can you believe it?!) So, of course, I and my addictive personality were spending way too much time on the computer.

Then, I found it. Actually, Melissa found it and posted about it on her blog. For me, it is the neatest thing since, well, the internet. And best of all, it's free!! What is it? Bloglines.

Now, maybe you're so completely computer savvy you have heard about this long before now and you're thinking, "She's just finding out about THAT?!" But, just case you aren't and you haven't, I wanted to tell you about it.

I have set up an account and subscribed to many of the blogs I read on a regular basis. (The blogs have to have a feed.) Once I go to my account, I get a list and it lets me know if any of them have been updated. I can select them from that list and the posts from the blog show up right alongside my list, not in a separate window. This is great because my computer is old and S-L-O-W, so opening new pages with lots of graphics sometimes take awhile.

Now, I don't get to see all the nifty-neato things at sites, but I still plan on stopping by the real thing occasionally to check out what's new in sidebars and such. (I promise to stop by and see the unveiling of your new look, Sprittibee.) It's a small price to pay for simplifying my computer time.

There are many more things you can do with Bloglines, but I haven't figured them out yet. I'm happy with just my blog list for now.

1 comment:

Sprittibee said...

:) Thanks Rhonda. You can also set up a custom Google page that has a blog reader on it. I have one. I instantly see the posts for a few of the blogs I read on there. I have a bloglines account, but don't use it as often as I would like. I tend to just check all the blogs on my sidebars that I read on the weekends, once a week and read back-up posts for the whole week at one time.