I used Google Reader for several years to facilitate following about fifty blogs that I trust. When it closed in July, I was bereft. I had to find an alternative because Google Reader saved me so much time each day.
I'm happy today to recommend that Feedly has filled the gap superbly. I've test-driven it for two months to gather all the new posts each day in one place where I can scan the abstracts quickly. Not only that, the sharing mechanism to multiple social media is flawless and simple, and Feedly has apps for iPhones and Androids.
|My Feedly page: In the left column are the categories of blogs I follow; |
centre shows the abstracts of new posts.
|My Feedly page: An opened blog that I want to read and perhaps share|
|My Feedly page: The Facebook pop-up|
Now you're done! It takes me 20-30 minutes each day to keep up with trends, news, and discussions in my writing world and pass along the good stuff to my followers and writer-friends.
Whether you want to share for professional reasons or just to friends, as a writer you will also want to share your colleagues' blog posts to benefit them.
Why not sign up for Feedly today? It's free? You'll save yourself much time in learning about your interests, keeping current as a professional writer, and building your tribe.