What inspires you?!? For me, it’s YOU! Other blogs and all the crafty ideas out there. I *might* be addicted to searching craft blogs for inspiration.
And that’s why I love my Next Button…..
Ever heard of google reader?? I’m sure you have – but just in case, it’s this program where you can view all the blogs you follow at one time – see all their new updates. To get to it, when you’re signed in to your email, click on “reader”. It’s up at the top above the Gmail logo (see, it says: Gmail, Calendar, Documents, Web, READER, more):
I’ve never really used Google Reader because I like to get the “feel” of a blog – see it’s background, etc. So I just click through my blog roll to see updates. Well, over on Oops, I Craft My Pants I learned how to install a “Next” button. Now if I click it, I get to see the most recent blog post from my list of blogs I follow. Then I click it again and it takes me to another blog with a new update. And so on….
I LOVE my next button!!
–I get to see the blog, the whole blog, and get the “feel”
–From a blogger’s perspective, when someone looks at my blog via their Google Reader, that’s great, but it doesn’t show up as traffic on my blog – the more traffic I get, the more that businesses want to advertise, etc. Using the next button they actually land on my blog, so I can count them as traffic – yea!
–So, instead of becoming someone’s follower just to enter a giveaway, and not doing much else (what I used to do)….I now seek out blogs to “follow” and click “follow” so that their updates will pop up in my google reader and I’ll come upon them with my next button.
It was just a drag and drop to install the next button – - go get yours!
(top image found via google)