Last time I wrote about Google Reader, I got some awesome (and very helpful, may I add) comments about how to make Google Reader that much more great. So, I thought I would share with you an awesome tip that Angela from Craving Cupcakes and Michelle from So Wonderful, So Marvelous shared with me.
This tip will make your blog reading so much more enjoyable. It's called "adding the next button to your toolbar so you can read all your Google Reader blogs, but actually get to see their cute layouts, too" It's a mouthful, right? Okay, actually, I really don't know what it's called. BUT, that name would be very fitting (think about it, Google).
The first step is simple. Just go to your Google Reader home page. Find where it says "Settings" and choose "Reader Settings" from the drop bar.
On the settings page, find where it says "Goodies" and click on that.
Scroll down until you see this:
Follow those simple instructions (drag that next image to your bookmark bar), and your "next" button will be ready to use.
See it up there? Now, all you have to do is click it once and it will take you to your first unread item in your Google Reader.
Click it again and it'll take you to the next new post in line.
Isn't that fantastic? Now, your favorite blogs will still be getting the page hits that they so desperately deserve, AND you'll be more likely to comment since you'll be seeing the actual sites. I'm lovin' this feature so far.
You should be seeing a few changes over here on Oops! as far as posting goes. I'm going to try for at least one craft a week (I know, lame. This is a craft blog) and two additional posts as well. Perhaps I'll try out of reader tutorials? We'll see. All I know is that I need to be a better blogger, and limiting this blog to simply a craft blog just isn't cuttin' it.