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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Feedly ~ A Good Google Reader Alternative and How I Use It

On Tuesday I had listed Bloglovin as a good Google reader alternative for those who like to receive new posts via their email inbox.

Now I myself like to read the 300+ blogs that I subscribe to in a reader format. Last week I listed several alternatives HERE.

As a girl who does not like change I found that Feedly was quite easy to set up and use. It would seem that 500,000 other people over the past two days agreed with me.

You can view the blogs you subscribe to in a variety of formats. I settled on the “Mosaic” view because it provides each current unread blog post with a lovely image as well as enough written lines to then decide if I want to expand the post in full.

Here is a screen shot of my personal Feedly page featuring the “Mosaic” style. 

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You can also choose from several different color backgrounds under the “Themes” category.

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How you want to read your Feedly page is set up under “Preferences”.

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I want to state that I am by no means a computer expert.

There are several good articles written by actual computer experts that may help you further.

http://blog.feedly.com/feedly-tutorial-v1/

http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57574804-285/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-feedly-on-your-desktop/

For those that like videos:

http://blog.feedly.com/2010/02/15/how-to-use-feedly-video-by-heidi-allen/

Feedly also offers an app for users who like to read blogs on their mobile devices.

http://blog.feedly.com/mobile/

Ok, I am off! I have family arriving tomorrow and a major test on Monday that I haven’t even begun to study for. :)

Laura

6 comments :

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I will have to check them out! Thanks Laura!!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Looks like a great option...thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Cindy

openid said...

Laura,
Thank you for sharing. I never signed up for Google because I felt they were forcing people to use it, although I will explore this option. 300 blogs?! I'm a single digit gal.
Your Friend,
Deborah
FairfieldHouseNJ.com

Vel Criste said...

Thanks for the summary on Feedly Laura, I definitel would check it out. good luck with the guests and your exam!

Bonnie said...

Thank you Laura for all your work researching all this. Thank you very much.

I know you will do well on your test. Can't image doing all you do!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Yes, it seems like feedly is the popular choice right now.