It's Feeding Time...
At the Becks & Posh Zoo
If you are not yet using a feed reader to keep up with your favourite blogs and websites then you are totally behind the times. I use google's reader because I find it easy, I am automatically logged in when my gmail account is open and (because I am an old 'vi' geek) I like the fact it uses the h and j keys for scrolling up and down through the lists. Don't like google? I'm sorry for you - but you'll still be ok because there are a gazillion other readers, that you could choose from to use instead.
One thing I like to do through my blog is sharing information by linking out. But keeping control of all the blogs in my blog roll is getting increasingly more difficult as the number of blogs I like to read grows. There are many blogs I would love to add to my roll, but I just don't have the energy or time to keep it up, it's a logistical nightmare. But the truth of the matter is, that I rarely visit blogs via my blog roll anymore. Instead I use my feed reader to check out the blogosphere. Yesterday I realised I can actually share my feed, right here on my blog, so I added a new feature near the bottom of my sidebar which looks like the form you see on the left: This feature not only links to my entire feed subscription, it also highlights the 10 most-recently written posts in the reader (which will update whenever you refresh my home page). Although Google kindly offered me several colour schemes, they weren't stylish or forward-thinking enough to include turquoise or orange among their options, so I stuck with the safe grey scheme. I would like to be able to edit this, but I can't which is the reason it's near the bottom of my sidebar (keeping the ugly stuff out of sight).
So - I hope you will all enjoy poking around in my shared feed, which I update and add to on a daily basis. With the number of blogs I track always growing, you will always find something new to read there. It's like Blogday x 150! It even has its own feed which you can subscribe to if you