Here’s how to follow The Indigo Adults (my blog) without checking back every day

Time seems to go faster and faster, doesn’t it?

I’m sure there is an indigo adult out there that will say that it actually IS GOING FASTER on a quantum level, but regardless… I think everyone is looking to get more productivity out of their time.

And as New Year’s approaches, what better time time to assert better time management in the coming year?

If you’re not already using Google Reader, let me tell you that it is a great way to go through literally thousands of articles you are interested in, in the time it used to to take to go through a newspaper.

Here’s how to follow The Indigo Adults (my blog) without checking back every day:

This Post/Page is here to help you simplify your life by learning a technique for taking in an enormous amount of information… thousands of articles, in less than an hour.

I learned this from last year’s Thirty Day Challenge… A wonderful program that gave me a better scope of the Internet (which I already knew quite a bit about) while getting my methods more streamlined and optimized and leveraging my time I spend on the computer. I highly recommend participating in this year’s 30 Day Challenge. It’s free (their slogan is “There is no charge for Awesomeness” and it truly is awesome.

Anyway, the Google Reader lesson was particularly valuable for me because before I understood how to leverage RSS readers, I was quite frustrated with the fact that I had so many friends with great blogs but no way to know when they had posted. Nor did I want to keep reminding myself to check back every few days to see if there was a new post.

So here’s what you do.

  • If you don’t have a Google Account, set one up. This will give you access to a lot of excellent Google Applications including Gmail, Picasa, etc, but for our purposes we will be looking at Google Reader.
  • Once you have an account, sign in and go to your new Gmail account and at the top left you will see a bar of various links including “Reader”. Click on reader. This is your Google Reader account. Because your account is new, you don’t have any articles coming in yet, but when you do, this is where you will read them. You can click on “Add a Subscription” from this page and do a search for the RSS of the site you want to follow, or you can go to step 3.
  • Go to a blog that you want to follow. I’m using Safari, so I will describe to you how to do it in Safari. All browsers are different. So lets say that you want to follow You would type that into the address bar (where the http:// is) and to the right of the address you will see a blue box that says “RSS” click on that and you will then have the choice to “Add To Google Homepage” or “Add to Google Reader”. Click “Add to Google Reader”. By doing this, all posts to this blog will then show up on the page we were on in step 2.
  • When you want to read articles, open up the folder to the coresponding blog and then you can see all the titles of all the posts. You click on the title and get an intro of the post. If it sounds interesting to you, click on the title again and it will bring you to the blog to read the full article.
  • I hope this article saves you time and energy on the Internet.

    I wrote this also with the intent that you RSS my blog so that you can keep up with what I am writing in an easy and convenient way.

    Ed Dale and 30 Day Challenge go into it in much more detail here:

    Any indigo adults have great New Year’s Resolutions? Please share them with us! You might inspire another to join you in the quest to form new and better habits!

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