Monday, December 08, 2008

Read Yourself

Google Reader is a great tool for keeping up to date with blogs. I've said it before, and Ill say it again. Rather than having to visit every site to see if it has been updated, Reader automatically updates to show the latest posts from your favourite blogs. Fantastic.

What's even better is that it also provides extra tools to manage your feeds. You can add tags, put them in folders, see the most recent or the earliest posts by arranging them in whatever order you like, share, star and subscribe to your favourite postings.

One of the recent features Google has added is the recommendations box. Basically, it lists a few feeds you might be interested in, but aren't subscribed to yet. It does this by comparing the feeds you're subscribed to with similar users, to suggest further feeds that others read avidly.

All well so far. And then it happened. Today, in my top recommendations blog, was listed 'The Reverend Garibaldi McFlurry.' Well now. I haven't subscribed to it - not sure I would want to, but I was interested to see that 10 people are subscribed - if you're one of them, give me a shout in the comment box!

Not quite physician heal thyself, more like blogger read thyself.

Have you any blogs you regularly read that would be good to share with a wider audience? Feel free to link to them here as well.


  1. I'm one of them.


  2. Hi Mark! Thanks for subscribing, and also for being brave enough to identify yourself!!!