Thursday, May 19, 2011

My Google Reader

RSS feeds are quite possibly the best internet invention ever. My Google Reader is my lifeline – it’s how I follow news, how I read blogs, how I find all the fun and random stuff to put in my Things I Want sidebar (look to your left) and in my Best of the Week posts.

For those of you who don’t use an RSS reader, let me enlighten you. When you come across something you like – a website, a blog, whatever – look for the little icon that looks like an orange square signal, or says RSS, or "subscribe in a reader." Click on it to add that site to your Reader feed. (Go here for directions on how to create a Google Reader account – no, Google isn’t paying me…but wink wink nudge nudge Google? I could use some incentives…)

It’s like having a magazine subscription – everything you want to read is delivered to one site (your Google Reader page). The unread items are in bold, so you know what needs to be clicked through – no need to remember which blogs you like to check or which websites you want to read.

It’s glorious. And clearly my Reader is extensive. I have 128 subscriptions. Though I definitely don’t read every single one, I like to click through and check on them. 

The following list isn’t sorted, it’s just alphabetical…I like to mix my cake and running blogs with my international affairs and humor blogs….

Eat Run Read's Google Reader
 
** Happiness Is...**

100 pounds and counting...

1000 Awesome Things

101 Cookbooks

2birds1blog

A Cozy Kitchen

A Muffin & a Muse

Africa News blog

Aid Watch

An Edible Mosaic

Atalanta's Apples

Bake or Break

BayUgrl Lifestyle
http://feeds.feedburner.com/bayugrl

BBC News | Science & Environment | UK Edition
http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonline_uk_edition/sci/tech/rss.xml

Beth's Half Marathon Adventure
http://bethshalfmarathonadventure.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default

Beth's Journey
http://bethsjourney.com/feed/

Biochemísta.com
http://www.biochemista.com/feeds/posts/default

Brookings: Topics - Africa
http://webfeeds.brookings.edu/brookingsrss/topics/africa

Brown Eyed Baker

Capitol to Capital

Catalog Living

Chasing Consciousness

Chris Blattman

Christian Science Monitor | World

Clutzy Cooking

Coconut Crumbs
http://coconutcrumbs.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default

Congo Siasa

cookies and cups

Culinary in the Desert

Dash's Bites

Daydreamer Desserts

DC Ladies

DC Running Examiner

Deepthroat's Guide to Washington, DC Foodie Life, and other random thoughts of a random bureaucrat

Delightful Bitefuls

Dietitian on the Run

Discovery News - Animals

DISHES TO DIE FOR: Foodie Heaven in DC and Beyond

Dishing Up Delights

drblakeshealingsole.com

Dunk Twice

east coast calling

Eat, Live, Run

Eat, Run, Read

Enough blogs

Evil Shenanigans - Baking & Cooking Blog

Feasty Times

First Look, Then Cook

Foodalution

France

From the Land of Teranga

Good Intentions Are Not Enough

Green Kitchen Stories

Grilled Cheese Social
http://www.grilledcheesesocial.com/feeds/posts/default

honey & jam

How Sweet It Is

Hyperbole and a Half

Ice Cream Before Dinner

Jessi Stensland - Adventures in Endurance Performance

Judy in Her Natural Habitat: The Kitchen

Katie Peterson

Kim's Fantastic Eats

Lentil Breakdown

Let's Dish

lisa is cooking

Liz Runs DC

Love Is...

Lovin' From the Oven

Make Every Day Chazual Friday

Making Amends Campaign » News

metrocurean

Michael E. O'Hanlon - Brookings Institution

Midpack Runner

Mowielicious

My Baking Addiction

Natalie's Killer Cuisine

National Geographic News

Needful Things

Nicholas D. Kristof's Columns

Not So Humble Pie

NYT > Animals

Obsessed With Baking

Occasional Notes

One Particular Kitchen

Piece of Cake: Freshly Baked Stories, Recipes and Photos

Playing House

Popular Coffee News

raspberri cupcakes

Rockstar Rants

run, janelle, run!

Runner's World Daily Views

ScienceDaily: Plants & Animals News

Shut Up and Run!

smitten kitchen

So Good and Tasty

Sprinkle Bakes

Suburban Yogini

SWEET AS SUGAR COOKIES

Sweetapolita

SwimBikeRunDC

Talk Suds To Me

Tartelette

Tea and Oranges

The Curvy Carrot


The Enchanted Cook

The Exclamatory Scone

the kitchen generation

The Novice Chef

The Pancake Project

The Paris Food Blague

The Sassy Bohemian

The un-Zen Runner

The Way the Cookie Crumbles

These Peas are Hollow

UN News Centre - Top Stories

Une Gamine dans la Cuisine

vanilla sugar

We Love DC » Donna C.

Welcome to Boston

what megan's making...

Will Write For Food

Willow Bird Baking

wronging rights

Zacstravaganza!

Zoe Bakes

Zoology News - Topix

8 comments:

  1. I'm honored to be on your reading list. :-)

    By the way, I just read 'The Space Between Us', by Thrity Umrigar...what a beautiful novel. I'm not sure if you've already mentioned it, but if you have not read it yet, I think you'll love it.

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  2. I haven't counted, but I think you have more than me! I also love my Google Reader, which is why I'm a crankasaurus rex when people have truncated posts. I want to read it all in my reader, AND see your beauuuutiful photos! ::off to add some of yours to mine::

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  3. Cool, I think maybe I have this? Everyone I follow via google friend connect shows up in my google reader too, I find it so handy. They also show up in my dashboard, but I find the reader more user friendly.

    The RSS also works for blogs that don't have a "followers" option though right?

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  4. I think I have something like 170 subscriptions in my reader. Its completely out of control. Now I want to click through all of yours just in case I'm missing out! Not enough time in the day!!

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  5. I have so many, sometimes I read and then mark them unread until I have time to comment, but then I wound up overwhelmed! :)

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  6. i love my google reader I wouldn't read blogs without it and love getting my news this way too. I love that you can seperate them into catagories and that so long as teh blog allows it (some I delete if they don't) it shows a bit of the blog post. I have yours on my reader as well.

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  7. i am also honored to be on your reading list :)
    thanks for the shout out! much love <3
    -meg
    @ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com

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  8. My google reader is out of control! I keep leaving things marked unready hoping I'll have time to go through them later but it hasn't happened yet.

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