Blogs, blogs, blogs...It seems like everyone has a blog (short for “web log”) these days. How do you begin to find blogs you like to read?
Internet marketing expert Alex Seigfried of Seigfried Designs (www.seigfrieddesigns.com) suggests using Google’s free online applications. “If you want to be notified of new blog postings on blogs you already follow, then I would use Google Reader,” Seigfried explains. Google Reader (reader.google.com) collects new postings from blogs you like, so you can read them all in one place at your leisure.
“If you want to find new blogs or Web sites on a certain subject, then you can use a service called Google Alerts,” Seigfried adds. Google Alerts (www.google.com/alerts) allows you to create search terms, such as “home organizing blogspot” or “organizing blog wordpress.” The links it finds can be emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis, or they can be sent to Google Reader.
To get you started, here are a few blogs I like to read regularly:
Getting Things Done Blog
Author, consultant and international lecturer David Allen writes this blog about personal and organizational productivity.
Stepcase LifeHack Blog
This blog includes articles from dozens of contributors on the topics of saving time, improving productivity and bringing simplicity to your life.
Zen Habits Simple Productivity Blog
With articles that help you find simplicity in life’s daily chaos, this blog clears the clutter so you can focus on what’s important, create something amazing and find happiness.
Fitness Together Main Line Blog
The blog from this personal training company offers more than just exercise information. You’ll find articles on nutrition, stress relief and longevity.
Sara Long Organizing Blog
Yep, that’s my blog! If you like my column, you’ll love the additional organizing tips on my blog.