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Google Next

How many of you use Google Reader to keep track of all your  favorite blogs?  I do.  It makes it so fast & easy to look through all the tons of blogs I want to.  But there are a few problems with it, too.  Well, I guess only two.  First, as a blogger I know that to make any money people have to look at your actual blog, not just your posts through a reader.  And second, I want to see the cute layouts and blog designs of all the blogs.  not only are they fun to look at, but I think seeing the designs help you understand the blogger better. But I didn’t think there was any way to get the ease and speed of looking through a reader while still seeing the blogs themselves.

Then, a few days ago as I was reading through google reader I found an awesome article.

My Blogging Must Haves from Infarrantly Creative

More specifically, point number 3 on Beckie’s list of must haves – the Google Next Bookmarklet.


See that little button on the bookmark bar?  You just go to the setting page on the Google Goodies page.  Then just drag and drop the button to your bookmark bar.  Here’s the little blurb Google has to say about the Next button:

“The next bookmark is an innovative way to read your subscriptions. It allows you to use Google Reader through just one link – clicking on it takes you to the next unread item, marking it as read in the process. It is particularly useful for subscriptions which only include snippets or when you want to read an article in context.”

So basically it’s just plain awesome.

Scroll through my reader list with ease? Check

See the cuteness that is the designs on my favorite blogs?  Check

Get those blogs a much deserved pageview? Check

It’s a win win people.


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