Google just announced the demise of Google Reader – a tool I use to read RSS feeds with, and am in pretty much every single day. That’s probably how many of you guys read my blog, too – darn that Google!
But never fear – Stephen Abram is here to help! He has gathered some relevant stories, blog posts, and alternatives together, so you and I don’t have to - go read his post. Looks like I’ll be checking out Feedly, NewsBlur, and The Old Reader for sure.
Here are some other ideas for subscribing to my blog and others:
- Get a new feed reader (see above).
- Subscribe with email – great if you don’t subscribe to too many blogs and news sites.
- Subscribe with Twitter or Facebook. Many blogs and news sites (mine included) post a link to Twitter when a new article is posted. Sort those into a “geek library” list, then go visit it once a day or once a week. Problem solved!
Other options? Let me know in the comments. And – thank you for reading! You’re awesome!
Pic found at Silicon Valley Business Journal
I’m slow to some things, believe it or not. I am just getting to testing out Feedburner’s Subscribe by Email option on RSS feeds. What’s that mean? It means that you can now subscribe to my blog using your email account rather than using RSS feeds and feed readers, if you so desire.
Of course, I’ve subscribed to myself doing this, so we’ll see what I get once I hit the publish button on this post. Eventually, my idea is to offer this service on my library’s website. Let’s see what happens!
At least, as far as i can tell. His latest Alertbox article is a good example. The article discusses why one should “write articles, not blog postings.” His summary states: “To demonstrate world-class expertise, avoid quickly written, shallow postings. Instead, invest your time in thorough, value-added content that attracts paying customers.”
Then he goes into his usual charts and graphs that show that well-written, thorough content is much better than shallow, quickly-written content.
I have a question: how come a blog posting can’t be “thorough, value-added content?”
Neilsen seems to be confusing the content with the container. A blog is nothing more than an easy-to-use CMS (content management system) – the content can be shallow or thorough. It depends on the individual author.
For example, Neilsen’s Alertbox articles, which I usually find to be “thorough, value-added content” could easily be blog postings… all he has to do is offer an RSS feed and allow comments, really (yes, I know, he’d need to use some type of blogging software for it too be a REAL blog…). If he did that – added a way to subscribe to his articles via an RSS feed – would that suddenly turn his well-thought-out articles into “quickly written, shallow postings”?
I don’t think so. Do you?
Just testing Squeet… Thanks! One more test.