Why didn't I know about Google Reader before? For the last couple of years, I've been visiting my favorite teacher blogs, home decorating blogs, kid craft blogs, fashion blogs, etc. via my bookmarks. It was pretty time-consuming to check for new and exciting content of all of the fabulous blogs in internet-land. My bookmarks were organized by category but seemed unwieldy and inefficient and cluttered, which I strongly dislike!
So....Google Reader entered my life yesterday. I subscribed to all of my favorite blogs (I am slightly ashamed to be following 72 blogs as of the moment...and I am always looking for more good stuff! I promise that I don't neglect my family!), and now all I have to do is click on my little Google Reader tab, and see who has updated their blogs. I receive all the new content in a simple and very manageable feed.
Oh, and I almost forgot the most amazing feature: there is a search box that you can use in Google Reader to hone in on a specific post or term, even if you don't remember which of your 72 blogs it originally came from! For example, Let's say that Halloween is right around the corner and I am looking for a fun, festive idea to celebrate. Type "Halloween" into the search box, and voila...every blog post with the word "Halloween" in it, pops up. You can then chose your fave. Isn't that great? And so very efficient? Those Google people are so smart.
I can't believe I just discovered this yesterday!