If you regularly read at least five blogs then you want to consider using an RSS feed reader.  This gives you the convenience of having all the updates located in one place.

RSS stands for “Really Simple Syndication.”  Most blogs allow you to “subscribe” to their updates in two different ways, just as I do.  One is via email updates and the other by using the RSS reader option.

Email updates are great if you are only following a couple blogs.  As your list gets longer and email boxes get fuller, this may not be the answer for you.

There are several different types of RSS feeders on the Internet.  I’m going to show you how to set up the one I use, which is the Google Reader.  It’s probably the most popular one out there and with good reason.

So, let’s dive in so you can go get your Google Reader set up.

First, go to http://google.com and find and click on the “more” link.

Google ReaderThen scroll down and click on “Reader.”

Google Reader 2

When you click on Reader you’ll be taken to the login page.

To login, you’ll need to use your Google ID.

Don’t have one?  Click the “Create an account” and fill in the form to set it up.  As you can see in the drop down list that Google has many free tools.