» Speaking of Reading Blogs…

 

How are you reading your blogs? Is it through a bookmarked link in your browser, via a feed reader, direct  e-mail or an app on your mobile device? And is there anything we could do to make Rhodia Drive more friendly towards your preferred method of delivery?

I used to use Google Reader as my primary blog reader until I found the FlipBoard app for my iPad – but I’m still always wondering if there is a neater or more efficient way to peruse content from the 150+ blogs I’m subscribed to. My inbox is a little too full for blog subscriptions and so I only receive a handful via e-mail.

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Posted on January 10th, 2013 by Stephanie
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I have tried quite a few but keep coming back to google reader, its so quick clean an d easy to use for blogs and rss feeds. Many try to be too graphic which loses the control when you have so many to keep up with..

I use Protopage for monitoring all my blog feeds it works as an excellent RSS feed reader and well as a place on the web to store all of my bookmarks.

I no longer book mark sites on each machine but just have my Protopage as my home page.

I wrote about it here:
http://steve-morton.com/2011/06/29/protopage/

I have no connection with the company I’m just a long term satisfied user of their service

Steve

I’m a Google Reader user, too, and it changed the way I use the Internet.

For those of you who are Windows 8 users, I recently came across a great app that hooks up to Google Reader called NextGen Reader.

Supposedly, its “Try” functionality never ends (essentially making it free), but I liked it so much I went back and bought it just to support the developers. I’m not affiliated with them in any way; I just heard about it through a tech review and loved it.

http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-US/app/nextgen-reader/30648d7a-f0b5-4719-8ca9-7ed6ce3b4b9b

As for the Rhodia Drive blog, specifically the RSS feed, you’re doing everything right. I really appreciate that you’re not farming “hits” by making us click through in order to read the posts from our preferred reader, but if we want to contribute or check out others’ responses, we can. Easily.

Keep up the great work. I’ve been a loyal reader since you started blogging here. I’m definitely a Rhodia evangelist. :P

I’m still using Google Reader, but then I’m still using a desktop and a phone that doesn’t have ‘i’ or ‘smart’ connected to it, lol!

Direct email. If it doesn’t get dumped in my box to be scanned at my leisure, I won’t bother hunting for it and reading separately. I don’t read a lot on my computer, I use them for working. Currently I’m avoiding Windoze 8 as it seems to be set up for those who play and socialize, while I focus on the most efficient keyboards for writing. Every author I hear from is unhappy with the new software and begging for help getting it off their machines so they can get back to work.

By June Seghni on January 10th, 2013 at 1:33 pm

I’m with Sandra..I’m still using Google Reader (in windows xp)..and my phone doesn’t have the internet….

I always go back to Google Reader. Its not perfect but its the most convenient. Sorry to not have a better option.

There is another one called bloglovin that’s really popular with beauty/fashion bloggers. I guess the layout is a little more straight forward and user-friendly (for the visual people), but it sometime slides in some pretty annoying ad disguising as a post from one’s subscription. I just stick with google reader because I am too lazy to look for others…

I use Feeddler on my phone and ipad almost exclusively, unless I’m researching a site indepth.

Unfortunately a lot of blogs in the stationery space use “more” links, which requires an extra step in a feed reader. I don’t usually make the effort unless the stuff above the fold is really compelling.

I’m another google reader fan. I’ve been on it for years and like the way it is set up. Plus, I like having the storage of my RSS feeds on a site instead of my browser. I don’t worry about losing them. I like how your blog is set up. It is easy to follow and read.

i love and recommend feedly.com which you can link to google reader and it makes blog reading more fun and easier …

I’m at a loss. I can get my RSS feed to work on my PC, but I can’t get one working on my Mac or my iPad, so my life is sad right now. I’m missing a lot of blogs because I just remember the names of a few and hope they link a lot.

Jumps, seems like a favorite Google Reader client for Mac/iPad is Reeder App. I’ve never used it as I’m a Windows/Android user, but I’ve seen rave reviews for it.

Also if you’ve never used Google Reader, you should be able to import your feed list from whatever it is you’re using currently. Good luck!

 

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