For a few weeks now I've been biding my time, casually thinking about RSS feeds. I didn't have one you see. And for some reason, I found the idea of an RSS feed a little intimidating. Why? I don't know. Maybe they should have a friendlier name for it. Like a Friendly Reader Feed (FRF)?
What is an RSS feed, you ask? It stands for Really Simple Syndication (I had to look this up). It's just a way to read all the blogs/webpages you like in one place. Obviously, Blogger makes it easy to read all the Blogger blogs on your dashboard. But what about those blogs that aren't on Blogger? Those elite WordPressers (and otherwise). I had quite a few that I enjoy under my favorites (Kath Eats, Pioneer Woman, and of course Warren's Home Among the Hills). And I would have to click on each one under my favorites to go to the website. With an RSS feed, you can have everything in one place.
How can you do this? Well, from Blogger, just click on My Account and you can go set up Google Reader. Once you're set up, all you have to do is click on the little orange stripey button to 'subscribe' on blogs or webpages you like. Once you're subscribed, your reader will update any new posts as they are there. This will save you precious time so that you can spend even MORE time everyday reading MORE blogs and blogging MORE.
Now, if only Blogger could make some smileys, my life would be complete.