Monday, June 6, 2016

Read more Blogs!

I occasionally get someone telling me blogs are dead while pushing video and image only social media. If that’s what you prefer that’s your choice. I however love blogs! I’m a fast reader and I enjoy reading a variety of blogs everyday. I follow fashion, knitting,photography and development and some of my friends through blogs. I can see on my blogger stats page that I continue to attract new readers so I know some people feel the same as I do. 

This is from Seth Godin (entrepreneur and  marketer) and I agree.

Good blogs aren’t focused on the vapid race for clicks that other forms of social media encourage. Instead, they patiently inform and challenge, using your time with respect.

Here’s the thing: Google doesn’t want you to read blogs. They shut down their RSS reader and they’re dumping many blog subscriptions into the gmail promo folder, where they languish unread.
And Facebook doesn’t want you to read blogs either. They have cut back the organic sharing some blogs benefited from so that those bloggers will pay to ‘boost’ their traffic to what it used to be.
RSS still works. It’s still free. It’s still unfiltered, uncensored and spam-free.

I use Feedly to organize my blogs. Just google it and you will be able to set up your own feed. 

You can read his whole post here.


  1. I love reading blogs while I knit. Unlike podcasts or video blogs, it's easy to skim at my own pace. And Feedly is great for this.

  2. I love Feedly and am always on the hunt for new knitting blogs to add to my feed. I can't get enough!m

  3. I JUST got on Feedly and am slowing loading all the blogs I read into it. 94 so far, and probably 50 to go! (Don't tell hubby!)