Monday, November 14, 2011

How I'm Still Using Google Reader to Share What I've Read Online

My apologies for the technical nature of this post.

I consistently use Google Reader to keep track of the blogs and websites that I follow.  One of the best parts of Reader was the ability to Share the good stuff I found online.  Not only was I able to share it with others, but I also used the "Shared Items" to track what I found interesting and helpful so I could come back to them at a later date.  Well Google decided to switch some features, so I had to come up with a new system to 'share' my items.  I'm posting it here in case you were in the same boat.

Here's what I did:
1. I created a new blog with Blogger and creatively titled it "Stuff Pheaney Found Online".
2. In Reader Settings, I enabled the ability to "Send to: Blogger"
3. Now, if I have something in Reader that I want to share with others or keep track of myself I click on 'Send to:' and Choose Blogger from the list that pops up.

It's as simple as that.  The things I find online are set to automatically import to Facebook.  Or you can also use the RSS feed to check out the things I'm finding online. (Or your last option is wait until I re-post one as a "Best Of Online Reading".)

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