Google Reader Feature of Awesomeness

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I was linking around the internets the other day, as I am wont to do, and I came across this link to Oops, I Craft My Pants (which has to be one of the best blog names EVER).

When I switched to Google Reader, one feature I did not like was that I couldn’t see everyone’s blog designs. I like seeing the themes and the sidebars, and it helps me keep track of who is saying what. Sometimes I want to go back and find a post I read, but they all sort of run together in plain text and it’s hard. Plus, if I want to comment, I have to link over to the actual website and it’s kind of a hassle. And sometimes bloggers only show a paragraph of their posts on readers and I have to click over to read the whole thing. But mostly I don’t. Because I am just that lazy.

HOWEVER, with the Google Reader Feature of Awesomeness, I can see everything! I can see the whole post! I can comment on every blog without all that additional extra clicking! Follow the instructions at Oops, I Craft My Pants, and basically all you have to do is open Google Reader, go to Settings, then Goodies, scroll down to the Next>> button, copy that to your Favorites Bar or whatever is the equivalent in your browser, and you are set! Just click the Next button when it appears on your internet-linky-toolbar-thingamajig and it automatically brings up the next unread blog post in your reader – you see the actual post, the actual layout of the blog, AND you can access the comments section just as if you went directly to the blog itself!

I am probably being totally incoherant here, but Erika explains it all really well and has screen shots and all kinds of fancy-ness to help you out. And listen, if I can do it, anyone can do it. I don’t go out of my way to learn new stuff, yo.

Try it, you’ll like it.

On the other hand, maybe everyone in the universe knows about this and what we have here is the equivalent of me making a big announcement like, “you GUYS, GUESS WHAT? You can put music on this little thingy called an iPod! You should get one!”