I have never tried using an RSS reader app before and I thought it was about time. I love to read the news online and I also love reading blog posts when I get a chance. I’m a huge book review reader and I figured I would give the RSS idea a try. I watched the video about Feedly. I was aware of the despair of many when the Google Reader ceased to exist (this just happened recently) and I followed the firestorm about what everyone was going to do about it on Twitter.
Feedly was a pretty easy site to access as I already have a Google account! (Now if I could just remember all of my passwords, that would be just wonderful. I can’t tell you how much I look forward to the future when I can just use my fingerprint or a sample of my DNA or something other than having to remember countless, nonsensical combinations of name, letter, numbers and symbols that all get lost in the black hole of my brain.
After another password reset email and procedure, I got into Feedly and started ADDING to my reader. As mentioned in the fun instructional video created by CommonCraft, it really is a simple 2 step process: 1. Sign up for the reader – DONE. 2. Start subscribing.
The only complication I found with subscribing was KNOWING what you want to subscribe to. I suppose I have to find a way that makes it easier to find the blogs and sites I already use. I suppose there must be another way to add by locating the RSS symbol rather than using the add screen that they have here? These are some things I need to explore and find the answers to. Remember, I’m a rookie to the reader.
I’m probably going to post on the RSS adventure in the near future as I am going to need some time to get things going and I’m sure I’m going to edit my preferences and figure out how to be more selective in choosing sites and articles.
This is a bonus post for Cool Tools. I love this course because I love exploring new technology and it is giving me the motivation to keep going rather than remaining stagnant.