September 1, 2010
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):
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)
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Mandy is a Craft Blogger who enjoys all things DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She enjoys being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City area. Please add her Google profile to your circles. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.