Friday, January 25, 2008

Blog Reading

I was just thinking how much I love Google Reader. It sits there on my screen as the first tab in Firefox. As soon as one of the blogs I have listed there, is updated, it notifies me. It saves me a lot of time, not having to trawl through my bookmarks to read new stuff. If I want to comment, I simply click on the little double arrow taking me to the new post where I also can see other comments directly underneath. Should I wish to check if I have had a reply comment to an earlier comment, the Home button takes me to the full blog. All very simple and user-friendly. Thank you, Google. BTW I know there are others, like Pageflakes, doing pretty much the same job.

Before I sign off, I have now made that call to Abbey to ask for the third time to send me internet-banking details. I was served by a not-so-customer-friendly, young man who did not have the courtesy to apologise for their bad service. He was definitely in the wrong job!

On a happier note, it is now Friday, so there will be chilled bubbly later. Hooraay!


Eric Valentine said...

I guess I am guilty of not taking the time to get to understand these readers or feeds.

I learned something from your post today though. I didn't know that they can read & make comment from the box.. Maybe I shall look into it whan I have a little time Swen.. Thankyou :)

CanadianSwiss said...

I Love my Google Reader, too. It's really time saving.

Have a great Sunday and I hope the bubbly cheered you up after that call to Abbey :)

Lynda said...

I think I learnt about google reader from you.. when you kept coming back to read it did seem that you had a way of knowing when I had put up a new post. So I went looking. Now I am addicted too.

swenglishexpat said...

Eric - It is very simple to use, it will save you time.
CS - Friday is always bubbly day!
Lynda - Yeah, I am a gifted person (hmm), but not psychic. Only snatch is that the little number indicating how many are unread is almost staring at me in an irritating way sometimes!