Tuesday, September 22, 2009


I created an RSS account in Google Reader. I didn't even try Bloglines because once I was in Google Reader, I saw that it had imported all of my classmates blogs that I follow. That was a big time saver and I was sold! I love having a RSS reader. I can keep track of everyone's blog here and it is so much easier then clicking on each individual blog (especially when I would forget whose blog I looked at already!). I read all the "helps" and "abouts" and I really liked these two RSS analogies:

RSS reader is like TiVo for your computer.
An aggregator collects all of your subscriptions in one place like a magazine rack in your home.

I will definitely use my RSS Reader (even after this course is finished). There are many websites that I frequent and subscribing to them will make my life easier and more efficient.


  1. Cathie,

    I have yet to experiment with RSS feeds and have been meaning to do it for some time. Your post here has sold me on getting this done this week! I am having a hard time keeping up with everyone's blogs (including my own) and hadn't thought of using the RSS for that purpose. Thanks for the tip!

  2. It is nice to know that I inspired someone :-) The RSS really has made keeping track of everyones blog a lot easier!

  3. centralization is a great draw for librarians...