I currently use Google Reader to read my blogs. A web feed is a means of subscription – things like Google Reader are websites you can log into from anywhere, a bit like an email account, and they tell you what updates there have been in all of the blogs or other websites that you have chosen to subscribe to. It means you can read your favourite blogs all in the one place rather than having to remember to visit them all individually.
Meanwhile, on my website I have a list of my favourite links, including blogs I read. Only it’s all a bit out of date – every time I subscribe to a new blog I’ve discovered, I can never be bothered to update the page, I just add it very quickly and simply to my Google Reader subscription list.
What I’d love to do instead is rearrange my links page to say something like “click here for friends’ Flickr pages and click here to see all the blogs I read“, and then manually add any other interesting websites I read which don’t have web feeds. That way, you’d be able to see what blogs I read – which are now more than the ones I have on my links page. However, Google Reader doesn’t seem to do that – there’s no way (as far as I can see) of going public with the blogs you read.
So, tech-savvy readers (and I know there are a few of you!), your assistance is required please!
1. is there any way of me sharing my feeds from Google Reader?
2. failing that, is there another easy-to-use web feed service that will let me read my feeds just like with Google Reader, but which would also allow me to tell the rest of the world what my favouite blogs are? I’ve heard that Bloglines can, but I’m not sure.
I hope this blog makes sense. I have to confess my head is hurting a little from trying to explain myself. But maybe that’s because it’s Friday night and I’m tired…