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Manage Your Online Reading with Google Reader

I have long been a user of Google Reader to keep up with the dozens of blogs and websites I follow.  I’m a HUGE advocate of learning to use the Internet to connect you with mentors all around the world.  Google Reader will help you manage all this information in one place.  One of the most asked questions I get about all these Internet stuffs is, “How do you keep up with everything happening online?” I’m constantly amazed at how many people have yet to use the greatness of Google Reader.  This video will give you a great introduction to all that Google Reader can do for you.

I will say that I’m an non-traditional user of Google Reader and do not, except in rare occurences; actually read my feeds within Google Reader.  I love to view websites in their original environments.  Google Reader lets you do this with the “Next” button.

As  Google  explains in the original post announcing the feature, “The ‘Next’ bookmarklet allows you to use  Google  Reader  through just one link — clicking on it takes your browser to the  next  unread item in your reading list (marking it as read in the process). I like to use it to go through my photoblog folder. It’s also useful for subscriptions that only include snippets, or when I want to read an article in context.”  If you’d like to grab yours, just go to “settings” and then “goodies” inReader. It’s the best of both worlds: RSS in context!

And of course you should follow me in your own Google Reader account.  You can even receive updates from this blog in your email account if you don’t want to follow along in Google Reader.

Jonathan Cliff is married to his wife Starr and they together live out their days with two sons and a daughter. Jonathan serves as one of the Pastors at Grace Community Church in Clarksville, Tennessee; where he works with leaders throughout the city to help develop Christian community that leads to deep and meaningful spiritual friendships. His journey has been an adventurous one, having served in the local church for 15 years in family ministry developing leaders, building environments for kids and students to belong, and encouraging parents to take big spiritual steps with their families.


  1. Wayne Stocks · September 23, 2010

    I love Google Reader. It lets me get through several hundred articles a day and pinpoint the ones I should spend more time with. Thanks for posting the video.

  2. Joe McGinnis · September 24, 2010

    This is so amazing… I was just talking with a friend this morning about how I use Google Reader as a way to “read a lot” in a very short amount of time. I was going to try to find a video that explains Google Reader… and I just found it… using Google Reader :)

    Thanks for the post!