I read a lot of blogs… at least I try to. When I was commuting to and from the city for work, I found it relatively easy to keep up with them. Using Google Reader to capture the RSS feeds from the blogs I followed I used to love the synchronicity with the Flipboard app on my iPad. Unfortunately, since the demise of Google Reader, Flipboard for me just hasn’t been the same.
I trialled a number of different RSS aggregators/readers and eventually settled on Feedly. Feedly is good because it syncs beautifully between devices and it’s easy to set up and manage. Different categories can be set up for different types of blogs and it has a range of sharing options from within the website and the mobile apps.
While Feedly is good (I’m certainly not denying this), it just isn’t doing it for me anymore. I don’t have a daily public transport commute anymore and therefore I realised I wasn’t keeping up with the blogs I follow. I would often forget to go into Feedly and read and therefore when I did go in I found there were too many posts to go through. I had to find a new solution for me.
After a bit of searching I came across Blogtrottr. Blogtrottr is a site in which you enter the blog you want to follow and it emails you the postings. I’m in my email every day (all day sometimes!) so this works in my favour. Blogtrottr gives options to receive posts as they come up or as a daily digest (as well as other options). It has a free and premium version, however I can’t quite see a reason to pay US$10 a month at this stage just to get rid of a few ads in my emails (which I haven’t really noticed). There may be other good reasons to pay for it, but at the moment I’m happy with the free service.
Best of all, I’m finally back to keeping up with the blogs I follow!