Google Reader – Using a Blog’s Subscribe Link

[Note: this is the third in a series of posts about how to use Google Reader to susbcribe to and follow various genealogy blogs. I’ll be using my personal settings used for close to 600 genealogy blogs followed by GeneaBloggers as examples.]

Using The Subscribe Link On A Blog

Instead of searching for blogs using Google Blog Search or Google Reader, use the subscription icon located on most every blog.  In almost all cases, the icon will appear in bright orange similar to the

  • Click the Subscribe icon (it may say Subscribe to this feed, Subscribe via RSS or simply RSS Feed).blog_user_08
  • A subscription screen appears (it may be different than the image below but the subscription options should be the same). Since you use Google Reader, click the Google button. Note: there is also a subscribe by email option where blog posts are delivered to your email account each time they are published. blog_user_09
  • Google Reader appears. Click the Subscribe button to subscribe to the blog. Recent blog posts will appear in your Google Reader as they are published.blog_user_10

Previous posts:
Google Reader – Getting Started
Google Reader – Add A Subscription

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What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.