I often receive information and content ideas by reading blogs. Bookstore blogs. Tech blogs. Creative blogs. Publishing blogs. Trying to keep all of the landing pages bookmarked so I could check for updates became a daunting task for me, so I now check for updates daily with one click. This is possible through a technology called RSS. There are many RSS programs available, but what works for me is Feedly.com.
Feedly is a free tool to organize blogs, news sites, podcasts and Youtube channels in one place. It allows me to create individual categories to file my sites. As I add blogs to my feed, Feedly will recommend blogs similar to the ones I currently follow. I can share articles directly from Feedly to Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Evernote, Pinterest or LinkedIn. If I choose not to share immediately, I can share it later through Buffer or I can put it in my Pocket to read later.
I usually access Feedly through my computer, but I also have the app installed on my phone in case I find myself with a little time and no book.
If you’re a news follower, take 300 seconds today to sign up for Feedly, but then move along with your day. (I signed up through this Feedly app on Google Chrome.) As you recall the blogs you follow, add them in Feedly. The most important step is to sign up. You can add your favorite blogs to the feed at your leisure. [But if you’re anxious to add one, choose booksandwhatnot.com]