EDIT! (as of noon PDT) For those of you using IE, you need to go to Google Reader and manually input your RSS feeds where it says “Add subscription.” If you simply try to click an RSS feed in IE7 to add it to your feed list, it will only allow you to use IE to read your feeds instead of Google Reader. But then that’s Windoze for you!!!!
I know a lot of us have been bemoaning the loss of buddy list like Diaryland offers to keep up with our reading as soon as a friend has updated. But there IS a way!I was on someone’s diary yesterday (and I’m sorry I don’t remember whose) when I read a comment regarding using Google Reader. I had never figured out that whole fandangled RSS feed thing, but now I have!
For those of us who use WordPress or Blogger, there is a link on each page to subscribe to the feed. So what you do is you go over to Google, set up their Reader, and then go to each WordPress or Blogger diary and click on their Subscribe to this Feed (or in WordPress, it’s “Feed on Posts”; on my page it’s a tiny little RSS button on the very bottom right) link. Then select “Google” on the next page!
You can also do this through Firefox without using Google at all, and you could probably do the same with IE. I like Google because I just keep the Reader open as one of my tabs, and as soon as someone updates or a new news story comes through, I can see it immediately.
And that’s the nice thing about using RSS feeds! Instead of just having diary buddies on this list, you can put anything that has an RSS feed. I have BBC News as well as Google News on my reader, and I also added Ken Rockwell’s feed so I know as soon as he updates his photography page. Then to check my Diaryland buddies, I have to use my buddy list, but at least now I’m just going to two sites for all my journal reads!
I’m just kicking myself for not starting to use this sooner!! DUH!
Now you know.
In other random news, Kurt was supposed to have called me yesterday. Technically he was supposed to have called me on Friday, but I’m not sure what happened with that. Anyhow, he didn’t call yesterday either, and I’m a wee bit perturbed. He’d told me that if I went anywhere I should forward the phone to my cell phone, but I didn’t particularly want to be standing in the midst of Walmart or wherever when I received an international phone call. So I stayed home, and it was all for naught. Of course, I really ought not to complain since he’s going to be home on Friday.
I have changed my Firefox skin! This is pretty big for me, since I had been using the same one for months. I like having the opportunity to change my skin (or theme, or whatever Mozilla calls it) because I get sick of looking at the same ol’ same ol’ all the time. But then I like the skins that don’t look anything like the default. My absolute favorite is Pimpzilla, which features much in the way of bling and leopard print. It’s absolutely obnoxious. I hadn’t been able to use it till recently because there wasn’t a compatible version when I upgraded to Firefox 2.0.
Almost as good as Pimpzilla is my new theme called Pink Paula. Now my browser is PINK!! I ended up having to change my Windoze theme as well because olive green and pink just didn’t look right together, so now it’s silver.
It’s weird looking at my computer screen now! It’ll take me a bit to get used to all the different colors.
This morning Grace wanted to read her magazine while she ate breakfast today. And since she looked so incredibly like me, I just had to snap a photo:
Isn’t that just hilarious??? Like mother, like daughter!!!