(Closed) What RSS reader do you use?

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I use google reader too and I feel the same way! The only blog I really comment much on is weddingbee, but it would be nice to not have to read it in google reader and then come back to the site to comment on posts!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Good question- I use Google too.  I haven’t checked it out, but wonder if it is on their “working on it” list???

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2007 - Rosary Chapel & Monterey Marriott, Monterey, CA

If you use Firefox to read Google Reader, then you can download the “Better GReader extension” and you can then open the comment page from within the post window!

Basically it will create a “preview post” button, and that browses to the window within Google Reader. I know it doesn’t help non-Firefox users, but at least it’s something!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Catholic Ceremony, Cultural Hall Reception

Oooo….thanks for the tip, Lemon.  I use Google Reader, too.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Awesome, Lemon! I’m going to download that!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I use bloglines… it’s one I found a couple years ago and it has some serious flaws, but I’m too lazy to switch everything over!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I use NetNewsWire (on a Mac). It’s an application that has a built-in browser, so if I want to comment on a blog post I just double-click the post title and a little browser tab opens. The disadvantage is that it doesn’t have the ‘portability’ of web-based RSS readers so you’re confined to one computer. It’s not a problem for me though, because I carry my laptop everywhere 🙂

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

If everyone commented on posts from within Google Reader, then no website would make any significant advertising revenue and they’d all go out of business!

It sounds kinda depressing to read what I just wrote, but it’s true!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Google Reader here too – and I comment on blogs so rarely that it doesn’t make a difference to me!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

… I had never even thought of that, Mr. Bee! Bloglines loads partial posts on some blogs, so I have to click through to read the whole thing and/or comment. I honestly don’t mind because it lets me sort out which posts I actually WANT to read. But huh… forgot about advertising…

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

@50 – Displaying ads rarely generates advertising revenue for most smaller websites…  what generates revenue for most sites (who use Google AdSense or other ad networks) is ad clicks and in some cases, purchases made off of those clicks.

@KMSull – We display the entire blog post in our RSS feeds, as far as I know… not sure what you mean about partial posts!  Please let me know if our RSS feed isn’t displaying the full post of every post! 🙂

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@ Mr. Bee- Weddingbee does indeed show the full post! Some other blogs I read don’t, though. However, with Weddingbee, sometimes the text extends past the limit of the page so I either have to keep scrolling back and forth or click through to the website (normally I just click through so I can comment anyway). Normally it’s either a super picture heavy post, but sometimes it’s just randomly formatting that way.

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