RSS feeds: starting again from scratch

With the demise of Google Reader I, like many others, have had to find another way to read RSS feeds. I’m now using Feedly, and it seems to work well. In Google Reader I had over 400 feeds, most of which were from a time when I used to blog on church matters. Almost none…

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With the demise of Google Reader I, like many others, have had to find another way to read RSS feeds. I’m now using Feedly, and it seems to work well.

In Google Reader I had over 400 feeds, most of which were from a time when I used to blog on church matters. Almost none of these are of interest to me now, so I’ve started again. I now have 11 feeds. It feels very good to throw everything out and start again. I’ll be adding to the 11, but more carefully this time. Don’t worry, by the way – your site is almost certainly one of my 11.

Some of you have no idea what I’m talking about. An explanation: RSS feeds are a way to keep up to date with lots of websites or news sources easily. Feed readers allow you to see all of the latest headlines on one page without needing to go to each of the individual websites. By using folders of these feeds I can choose to see (for instance) a list of cycling news headlines from different websites all at once, or what all my friends are saying on their blogs. They are indispensable for bloggers and journalists, but really quite useful for the rest of us.

Just to say, while I’m on the subject, that the RSS feed for this blog is my Feedburner one from the Cartoon Blog: http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheCartoonBlog

2 Comments

  1. I have to admit that I just transferred everything over from Google Reader. I managed to cut out a few feeds a couple of months ago, but I’ve recently added rather more than I deleted. I’m not sure I have this quite under control.

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