You are a blogger and you want to know about what’s happening in the current world because you have to keep update your readers with current happening. What will you do. You should open any aggregator websites like Techmeme, Ycombinator or Google blog search. I found all these three websites very useful because they flash all the important current news in one place. Out of these three probably Techmeme is best because it gives the current happening and most important current news
of the tech industry.
But there are lots of things that got missed by me because of my Niche selection. Suppose i am writing on Web 2.0 and i found no news regarding it in any of the mentioned sites then i would have to do some extra work to find it.
The solution of the problem is Bloglines. It is the most appealing tool present on the web. According to Bloglines “We track your favorite news, blogs, weather, and classifieds so that you don’t have to.”
According to Wikipedia “Bloglines is a web-based news aggregator for reading syndicated feeds using the RSS and Atom formats. Mark Fletcher, former CEO of ONElist, founded the site in 2003 and sold it in February 2005 to Ask.com”
What you could do with Bloglines:
- View all your subscriptions by clicking on the My Feeds tab
- Modify display preferences in feed Options
- View articles by selecting from the links in your Feeds folder
- Modify individual subscription options using the Edit feature
- Choose a Notifier for Bloglines alerts
- View Bloglines on your mobile device
- Read Bloglines in your favorite language
You can add your feeds according to given categories like:
Art and designs,books ,celebrities,comics ,fashion,foods,library,movies,music,news, politics, shopping, sports,technology news,video games etc.
Also there are many recommended or you can say most popular websites given as a suggestion to make them subscribe for the news.
Once you subscribe and open your feeds there is a sidebar came and also a window. The sidebar contains list of your favourite blogs and when you click any one of them ,all the post appears on the right hand side window. You can choose how much old post you want to see by the option given in the footer of the window.