Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Help me, Help you!

After fellowshipping with some of my high school friends in Memphis last week, it’s come to my attention that everyone does NOT use Google Reader (or other RSS feed readers)?!?!? Come on people now!! (smile on your brother, everybody . . . )

I’ve (subconsciously) pushed and prodded you to move towards Google Reader (here, here, and here), but now I think it’s time for a full out tutorial/explanation about the BENEFITS of using RSS Feeds!

(If you already use Google Reader, feel free to browse away . . . or catch up on all those old Seth Godin posts you “Mark as Read”)

Do you ever wonder what that icon is that looks like the North Face Logo?? It’s the RSS logo, and basically means you can add that website to a RSS feed reader.

EDITOR’S NOTE: I was going to type up some long, drawn out explanation, but I just found a really good youtube explanation here:

Another couple of neat/cool things you can do in Reader is to star and e-mail articles (I feel like I do this a lot) and check out your Trends. Here you can see which sites are most frequently updated, inactive, or obscure (click to embiggen). Thank You, 33 Blog Subscribers.

Anyways, if you find yourself checking the same sites every day, expecting an updated post (Big Girl, huh??)*, only to leave feeling sad and lonely, you might want to check this out. Srsly.

* RJOH, I love you!!


jccvi said...

You left out the part about how it is addictive as crack cocaine.

A said...

And its great b/c with all the efficiencies you gain by using RSS you lose by adding 10x more blogs/feeds to chec out . . . i do try and limit mine to under 50 though (and i can't handle the feeds that update like 5x a day - deadspin, etc.)

jccvi said...

I had to drop Deadspin. Yikes!

My current inbox stuffer is the NY Times most emailed stories. I usually get 5 or 6 really interesting stories out of the 20 or so I get daily.

jccvi said...

the latest reader clogger I have is Nic Cage as Everyone. It updates forthourly.

Worth it to see Nic Cage as Martin Van Buren and the entire cast of Entourage.

A said...

Nice!! The first time I read that, I thought it said "Nick Cave (& the Bad Seeds) as Everyone" . . . Nic Cage is much more amusing.