Thursday, June 16, 2005


So you've got a lot of blogs and websites you're wanting to keep up with. But you just don't have the time to get to them. After all, it's a waste of time to check blogs just to find out they haven't been updated.

Well there's a solution. And her name is Bloglines.

Bloglines runs on a system called RSS - Really Simple Syndication. But you don't need to really understand RSS to get Bloglines to work. You just oughta know that's what it uses. But there are some better explanations in layman's terms.

Step 1
Go to and sign up for a free account

Step 2
Click on the "My Feeds" tab. Here you see a list of the feeds (or blogs or websites) you're subscribed to. Click on a feed and you'll see the updates on the right.

Step 3
To add blogs you can click on the "add" link under the tabs and it'll give you options for adding blog URLs.

Step 4 Optional
Download a notifier so you'll know when your blogs are updated.

Step 5 Optional
Make it even easier to add blogs by adding a bookmarklet.

That's it. Check your bloglines account when you're ready and it'll tell you if your favorite sites have been updated...and how many new posts are there!

Still confused? Sorry. Try this tutorial from betterdays. It has screenshots!

Oh, and if you're on the go, Bloglines offers a mobile version for your phone.

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