Posts Tagged ‘Feedly’

At a Loss for Words?

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Contrary to popular belief, bloggers don’t always have something to say. Often writer’s block can hit, and the search for a topic that is current, interesting and relevant can become a struggle. That’s why it’s important to have a constant stream of informative sources that provide ideas and issues that are worth talking about and will retain the attention of your readers.

Powerful content is the key to keeping readers engaged in the information you’re sharing online. Here are four ways to make sure you’ll always have a steady stream of material for your blog and social outlets:

1. Web Searches & Alerts

Sometimes it can be as simple as a Google search to find content for your next post. There are easy ways to cut down on the time spent sifting through potential posts, and one way to do this is through the use of simple tools like Google and Yahoo Alerts. This way, the massive swath of information on the internet can be filtered down to specific keywords you’re looking for.

2. Content Aggregators

These assemble feeds from various sources of your choosing, and web alerts can even be integrated to show up on this type of feed as well! Great, easy-to-use aggregators include Feedly, NewsBlur, DiggReader and Newsvibe. If you have favored sources you reference most often before formulating a topic or content, it’s not a bad idea to aggregate them into one personalized feed to save time in formulating your next killer blog post.

3. Hashtags

Once exclusive to Twitter, hashtags are quickly becoming an excellent method of keeping track of conversations and news on many social channels. One of the main reasons hashtags are so useful is that they provide information that is being shared instantaneously across the social universe. This can help you compile a list of topics that are extremely relevant.

4. Your Own Content

Sometimes the best content is your own content! If you’re ever at a loss for a topic to post, it’s never a bad idea to expand upon previous ideas. When it comes to personally created content (like your own blog), it’s very easy to take paragraphs from past posts and broaden them into another idea worth discussing in more detail.

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Feed for Thought

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

I’m an avid user of Google Reader. It just makes my life easier, putting all of my favorite blogs in one place and organizing them for me like a good little helper. It makes me happy. It keeps things orderly. It is wonderful. I love it.

Feedly.comThat was until I met my new reader beau, Feedly.com. Feedly takes my relationship with my reader to a new level of incredible. It creates this whole new world comprised of all my blog subscriptions, topics I might be interested in and more, with a fun, magazine-esque home page that’s more than easy on the eye.

It couldn’t get any better…but wait, there’s more!? Yes, Feedly just announced the “iPhone Prototype 7” – yippee! Now you can access all the wonders straight from your iPhone!

Feedly.com has changed the way I stay connected with my many subscriptions, and I really hope that you give it a try. So, what are you waiting for?