What is Google Reader?

Kim (A Cafe Mom buddy) writes:

“What is Google Reader?”

If you are new to the blogosphere, you may be wondering the same thing. Google Reader is just one of the many ways one can receive updates on all your favorite blogs.

Here is how Google defines it:

Stay up to date
Google Reader constantly checks your favorite news sites and blogs for new content. Whether a site updates daily or monthly, you can be sure that you won’t miss a thing.

Simplify your reading experience
Google Reader shows you all of your favorite sites in one convenient place. It’s like a personalized inbox for the entire web.

Discover new content
Millions of sites publish feeds with their latest updates, and our integrated feed search makes it easy to find new content that interests you.

I am currently subscribed to nearly 40 of my favorite blogs through Google Reader. I must confess, it is difficult to keep up with so many, but RSS does make it easier.

You can also receive updates via email, if you prefer. Both options are free and convenient.

To subscribe to Keeping the Kingdom First in the reader of your choice, click here. To subscribe via email, enter your address in the box on the left.

For a more in-depth explanation of “feeds”, “RSS”, and “readers”, visit Back in Skinny Jeans.

Which method do YOU prefer?

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About Alyssa Francis

A thirty-something wife and mother of four! Two daughters by birth, one son by marriage, and a sweet baby boy born in April of 2009. Oldest sister of four girls raised by a single mom. California native. Grew up in Hawaii. Somehow ended up in North Texas. Once a single mom. Former agnostic. A survivor of abuse and addiction. Forgiven by a great big God. Married to my best friend.


  1. Petula Wright says:

    I actually prefer the email subscription even though I sign up for the RSS feeds. The problem with that is I never remember to go to it. But with the email it reminds me to visit and lets me get a peek at what’s going on.

    Great post.

  2. Alyssa @ KeepingTheKingdomFirst says:

    Petula- I agree! Of course, I love when readers stop by to visit and leave nice comments (and you always do!)

    Thank you!

  3. I love the google reader. I always keep it open and that way things don’t get lost in my inbox. I can star things or keep them unmarked if I want to come back later. And I like that it is updated all throughout the day, instead of just one email a day, for example.


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