Following blogs

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Last week we put up a couple of AOD and MH blogs that you might find interesting or useful.  Continuously visiting blogs to find out if there’s something new or relevant can get tedious and be a waste of time.  A better option is to be notified when there are new updates and make an assessment about whether the article is going to be of use without having to visit each site.  The best way to do this is to follow or subscribe to a blog. 

There are a number of places online where you can find information about following blogs; Google can provide you with lots of information.  The following links are some starting points for you to consider, and are by no means an exhaustive list.  If you want more information feel free to contact the resource centre or do further investigation online on your preferred option.

Options for following blogs:

Have updates sent to your inbox by:

Subscribing to the blog (link available on most blog websites)

Adding an RSS feed to your Outlook. (This link also explains what an RSS feed is.)
http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/outlook-help/add-an-rss-feed-HA010159539.aspx

Use an online application to collate your blog reading in one space:

These four options are free and relatively easy to use.  There are some differences in functionality and presentation, so you might want to have a look at a few and decide which works best for you.  You’ll also find extensive reviews online through Google.

Digg Reader

AOL Reader

Feedly

Bloglovin

I use Bloglovin’ for my personal reading as it has a simple interface, particularly on mobile devices.  However, I would consider using another reader for professional reading if it had better functionality.

Anyone subscribing to/following blogs like to give there tips and experiences? Take a moment to comment below.

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