July 13, 2010 | By: Tracy

RSS --- SOS

Okay, so I’ve identified that I need to better organize my blog interests to get the most productive use of my dwindled blog reading/commenting time. Let’s face it, I’m an easily distracted person and if there isn’t a solid plan in place I’ll never get anything done.


I’ve been using Google reader to browse through my peep’s blog entries (this is why catchy titles are important, people) and read those that snag my attention. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to figure out how to organize the damn thing into nice little lists. Or find a way to request it remove an entry from my TBR (to be reads) list, once I have, in fact, read it. Right now I have to sift through posts I’ve already viewed to get to the ones I haven’t.

Not to mention, I have a considerable handful of my favorite blogs that Google refuses to acknowledge in its feed -- no matter how nicely I ask. I’ll spare you the details of the not-so-pleasant conversation Google and I had last night. Mostly it was a good deal of yelling on my part, while Google stared at me with a blank expression on its screen face.

Anyway, so I’m trying to go the RSS feed route so I can have everything filtered through my email. Unfortunately, I’m not really what you’d call technologically savvy . . . so, if you notice any sort of weird activity involving subscriptions to your blogs via RSS in the coming days do not fear. You aren’t being attacked by spammers. You just have a Tracy trying to figure out what the hell she’s doing.

Any tips, tricks or hints are greatly appreciated. :D

6 witty remarks:

Mary McDonald said...

You are way more tech savy than I am. I still can't figure out how to use Google Reader or the RSS feeds. lol. I just use the dashboard.

Matthew Rush said...

I'm with Mary. I wish I could help but I have no idea what you just said!

KarenG said...

I finally decided to to my sidebar anyone who comments on my blog, so that I can return the favor. That way I can go down the sidebar first, and if I have time later can go through the dashboard. I don't use Google reader, I use dashboard. Anyway, good luck with it. It's a struggle to balance everything, and lots of people are taking the summer off, or at least slowing down. So it's all good.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

You're ahead of me. I've been too chicken to try it! Let me know how it goes. :-)

Terry Towery said...

Um, I just use my Blogger Dashboard. Seems like all this other stuff is WAY too hard.

P.S. Did you get my email? :)

Shelley Sly said...

Wish I could help you. I'm absolutely clueless with this kind of stuff, hence my inability to fix whatever issue is causing my blog to disappear from blogrolls. But hope you figure it out!

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