Thursday, February 22, 2007

blog == about == blog

I've been blogging a lot over at the TOWER Blog lately, and that's made me resuscitate my feed reader (something about having to have some interesting content...)

So I fired up blogbridge, but then, as always, I went looking for something better... Why can't I pick a feed reader and stay with it? I don't know, I just can't. Form is freed from content! I want my content to look and behave ... better!

Anyway, I ended up coming back to the Google reader. They've obviously listened to the worlds complaints, and they have made it significantly better. In fact, I might even go so far to say that I'm delighted with it.

I've always felt that RSS feeders should be web based, but both bloglines and newsgator gave me the shits for various reasons. For a while, I was using the Google homepage, but that's too much hassle, and doesn't really track what you've read or where you've been.

If you were one of those guys (like me) who checked out Google reader in the beginning and dismissed it, you should go back.

It's good.

And it just further entrenches all my personal information into the Google machine.

Is there any other way?



  1. I coulda told you that. I switched to Google Reader a coupla weeks ago and am loving it. It's really perty.

  2. Thanks for the recommendation. I set up Google Reader yesterday and I agree - it looks good. Of course I've never used an RSS feeder before, so maybe I'm not the best judge!

    Incidentally, last night Jacinta dropped a small toy into the toilet after doing poo. As I rummaged around with rubber-gloved hand I was getting completely grossed out ... until I remembered your sewage story. At that point I just laughed it off, retrieved the toy and thoroughly disinfected everything.

    Alan B.