Have you ever said to yourself – “I need just a few more hours in the day…” It’s pretty unrealistic to think that we can add hours to an already packed 24 hour period….BUT, what if I told you that you could save 10-30 minutes a day? (I am beginning to sound like an info-mercial…..Don’t Worry, I am NOT trying to sell you anything! I promise!)
I have been wanting to post this video for a long, long time. I think it’s one of those “life changing” things….for your technological life 🙂 (Thanks Sean, for sending this to us).
If you are like me, you probably have a few (or MANY) friends that have blogs. I use to have them all bookmarked and when I had time, I would go to each of them (one at a time) and see if there was an update. And, I was always bummed if it had been a few weeks and there wasn’t an update..especially after clicking on 10-15 different links.
This video is less than 4 minutes and it will teach you everything you need to know about managing all of the websites you like to keep up with daily/weekly.
I have been using Google Reader for a long time (yes, Joe made me to do it. And once again, he was right….the guy knows a thing or two about technology).
I highly recommend Google Reader (although I know nothing about the other websites the guy mentions in the video). Since I use Gmail for my email, and Google Calendars and Google Groups for my forums…it just makes sense to use Google Reader. I know some of you are already using it and you totally love it (of course, you will be the first to read this post and the last group of people that need to read it…ironic?)
Keep in mind that you can’t use an RSS feed for blogs that have been made “private” – so you still have to manually go out to the site and check for updates (as of right now, I have 3 blogs that I have to manually check — and I have to admit, I forget about them since they don’t automatically refresh in Google Reader).
(I know you are laughing at me, Joe. This definitely isn’t my normal post to the site. But, I also know you are smiling from ear to ear..and when I get home, you are going to say, “Honey, I have turned you into a little geek.”)
Oh – and a few more hints. Not only can you set up all your friend & family blogs, but you can set up an RSS feed for your favorite News website (read the news a million times faster!), AND if you are looking for something specific on Craigslist (ie. tickets to a concert, or a children’s toy), you can set up an RSS feed for that specific search. Joe even showed me how to set up RSS feeds for Status Updates on Facebook…..yup, I am a geek.
Let me know if this simplified your life and made your time on the computer a million times more efficient 🙂