5/21/2012

How to add the "Next" Button to your Browser!

Are you having a tough time keeping up with your blog reading, like I am? Today I thought I'd show you a little trick that will shave a little time off your reading, it's called the "Next" button.

Remember a few weeks ago when I showed you how to import your Google Reader feed into your Blog Lovin account? Well, that was short lived once Erin from EEF Etcetera showed me about the "Next" button.

Essentially, the "Next" button allows you to open your next unread blog post in it's own window, without the annoying frame like BlogLovin gives you.

First of all, you have to be using Google Reader. I hope that you guys are! It makes life so much easier. Here's a post from a year ago where I explain what RSS & Google Reader are all about.

If you've never used Google Reader before, that's ok, you will just have to do a little organizing first because Google automatically imports all the blogs you follow via Google Friend Connect into your Reader. This can be a little tedious for those of us who might be "friends" with many blogs, so I definitely recommend turning that feature off & instead subscribing directly to the blogs you follow daily.

{Last year for an Ed Tech class I made this terrible video on how to subscribe to blogs via RSS. Really, it's not good. I have a cold & sound like I'm speaking to unintelligent fourth graders, but it might be helpful to watch if you've never seen Google Reader before.}

Ok, without further ado, here is how to remove the blogs you follow via Google Friend Connect from your main Google Reader feed & then how to add the "Next" button to your browser bar.




Thanks to Emmy June for asking the questions that led to this post!

Do you have any burning tech questions for me? 
I'm always up for making helping tutorials! 

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