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Old 03-02-2011, 10:54 PM
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Best way to track blogs you follow?

I have a hard time maintaining bookmarks of blogs I like and remembering to go back and check them for new updates. Is there something you like to use to track blogs you want to follow?

For a while I used bloglines (I think it was called) which allowed for me to track numerous blogs and let me know when a blog had been updated but I can't remember for sure and I would really like to get started again.
 
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:01 PM
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Google reader is also good.

You can track the blogs via RSS feeds

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Old 03-02-2011, 11:07 PM
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Dumb question here: How do you use RSS feeds? The only time I have ever used them is when I used to link my blog to my FB page. Other then that I have no clue how they work
 
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:16 PM
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Mostly if blogs are on wordpress you can just append /feed/ in the end of the URL.

Or try to look for an orange RSS icon on that blog.

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Old 03-02-2011, 11:30 PM
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I use google reader for all the SEO, internet marketing and misc. blogs that i follow. It's better then adding a ton of links to my website favorites.

EDIT: Check out this link for a tour of Reader. http://www.google.com/intl/en/googlereader/tour.html
 
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:44 PM
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I have FeedDemon installed on my machine. All the feeds are sorted into folders.
 
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:26 AM
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@H: thanks for the link
 
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:29 AM
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I use google reader for all the SEO, internet marketing and misc. blogs that i follow. It's better then adding a ton of links to my website favorites.

EDIT: Check out this link for a tour of Reader. http://www.google.com/intl/en/googlereader/tour.html
As snakeair said I would like to emphasise on Google reader. Very user-friendly and arranged.
 
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:27 PM
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I like NetVibes. You can have widgets like the weather but also your blog feeds, all in one convenient homepage.
 
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:34 PM
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Side note: Most blogs usually have a mailing list you can sign up for to recieve updates.
 
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:54 PM
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I will have to give Googlereader a try. I have the hardest time keeping up with blogs and unless they pop up in my newsfeed on FB or through network blogs also on FB I tend to miss stuff.
 
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:49 PM
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Side note: Most blogs usually have a mailing list you can sign up for to recieve updates.
True but some of the blogs i follow if you joing there mailing list you get emails with affiliate offers. I prefer to use google reader because i can set it up the way i want it for my needs. I only visit blogs for the content. I'm already subscribed to a lot of JV lists anyways and most of those list owners don't have blogs. lol

Google reader works for me.
 
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True but some of the blogs i follow if you joing there mailing list you get emails with affiliate offers.
Yeah, getting thrown uninteresting offers everyday is a downside I guess
 
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you can subscribe that blog through email.
 
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Old 03-04-2011, 06:42 PM
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I am using NetVibes to follow my favorite blogs/sites.
 
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Old 03-05-2011, 04:23 AM
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I use Chrome plugin Slick RSS, but be careful with it, it's huge "work distractor". Great articles I tag and save in Delicious.
 
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