Am I The Only One...

Thursday, February 19, 2009

...who didn't know anything about the wonderful feature Blogger has called 'Blog Roll?' At least I think that's what you call it!! It's on your dashboard and lists all the blogs you follow and lets you know if they've been updated recently.

I just found this tool the other day and what a blessing it has been!! It has made my life so much easier in checking out all the blogs I follow. I use to click on my own personal blog list on my blog and sometimes that took FOREVER! And when I would get to some one's blog and it wasn't updated, it was just another step!

So, if you're anything like me and haven't been using this tool, I highly recommend it! I spent a good amount of time this morning updating it and adding new blogs to my list...I feel so organized.

Now if only I can get my desk organized!! Oh, and the storage room downstairs needs organizing and my daughter's closet...I think I'll just go back to reading blogs. Enjoy your day!

20 comments :

  1. I know, I love that Followers gadget, because like you, I was trying to put everyone in Favorites and then clicking through one by one, and when someone hadn't updated I was ready to pull my hair out!!!

    LOL -- yes, I like reading bloggies much better than housework, too...

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  2. I like that feature, too. I just added it last week. However, I subscribe to my favorite blogs in Google Reader, so it tells me when there are new entries to read on the blogs I follow. I'm all about making smart use of the time I waste! LOL!

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  3. You are so funny. You might want to try Google Reader also. Load in your favorite blogs and it will continually pull in any new blog posts from your favorite blogs. That really made my life much easier.

    Let me know if you need help with it. It took me a couple of times to figure it out.

    Ooops, just read Lianne's comm ent. She loves Google Reader too

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  4. Yes, I just started doing that about a month ago. I don't even have my bloglist on my blog anymore. Like you, it was taking me forever to get to everyone,,LOL. Now I just check this way...It's wonderful isn't it...I keep learning more and more all the time..

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  5. This is a great gadget! I enjoyed your posts about Michael and his birthday AND his green belt! What a cutie!

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  6. Okay, I just went to Google Reader and it's FABULOUS!!! I can read the whole blog entry there!!! Wonderful, but...NOW I may actually have more time on my hands so I may have to get to the other areas of my house that need some organization!!!! Thanks everybody!!!

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  7. I'm new to blogging so I enjoy reading any and all tips! Thanks!

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  8. Nope - you are not the only one! I only worked out the difference between a blog-roll and 'following' last week, and that was actually thanks to a post you made about followers!! Hope you are keeping well Lois and pain-free.

    Fiona x

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  9. Oh bless your cotton socks, Lois, that you didn't know about this feature! How were you following before you sweet thing?

    And here's another little nifty trick if you don't want to bother with your dashboard. You can also add a bloglist to your sidebar (I know oyu have one, but can delete it and add a new one, as they have updated them) and it will list the blogs AND the name of their most recent post, which will let you know if it's new. Also, you can even have them rotate the blogs in the sidebar to put the ones with the newest posts on top. I have this sidebar feature on my blog, you'll notice if you look that you see "Walking on Sunshine" and then the name of your most recent post underneath. This way I just go to my blog site, and see right there, and don't have to scroll down or anything.

    Enjoy!

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  10. I FOUND IT TOO ONE DAY WHEN I WAS EXPERIMENTING. ISN'T IT GREAT!!!

    HUGS TO YOU FROM MAINE FRIEND

    http://sophie4me.blogspot.com/

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  11. I just recently found this feature. It saves me so much time. Now I have more time to read more blogs! This is a vicious cycle! Will it ever end...I hope not I love reading blogs. Have a great week!

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  12. I also wanted to tell you that I laughed my head off at the lady that Ellen was talking to. That was the highlight of my day and I think I told just about everybody I know to check it out. Alycia my 17 yr old daughter laughed right along with me. I have decided that we can't please everyone we must worry about one person "GOD"
    Have a great week! I hope it is still pain free!!!!

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  13. Dont feel bad~ Im always the last to figure this stuff out.We can so hang together~

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  14. You are in good company! I have been learning all about blogging one baby step at a time. :o) That blog list is awesome though, isn't it?!
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

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  15. You're too cute!! I have the blogger thing down, but am going to check out Google Reader!!

    Is your back ok??

    Sunny blessings,
    Becky

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  16. Thanks for the visit today. I always love to meet new bloggers.

    I always end up going back to my blogroll...even though I've tried google reader, etc!

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  17. Hey! Great job! It looks fabulous! Doesnt it always feel good when you figure out something new on your own?

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  18. I do love my blogroll! It's what I use to read my blogs! I just go pick up where I left off when I can read!

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for the comments!

    Have a great upcoming weekend!
    Tammy

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  19. Ok, maybe you can show me how to use it? You are organized...come over here and organize my home....cause it ain't :0

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  20. Thanks for the info! My dil told me about it awhile back, but I've been putting it off... I'm thinking I'm waisting alot of time, huh? But I'm so good at procrastination:)

    Linda C

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