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Feedly – The Friendly News Reader

Just like Dad, I was an avid newspaper reader. This is how I got my daily dose of ‘news’. In fact one of my early jobs was delivering the Houston Chronicle newspaper.

DSC_2094 That was in my BC (Before Computers) days.  Somewhere around 2006, I realized news was more readily available on-line and it was free. Yes, I knew it may not be accurate, but then what made newspapers more accurate than on-line news? In many cases, it all came from the same source – AP, or other syndicated news feeds.

Prior to hitting the road as a full-time RVer, I scoured the internet for news from others RVers. I wanted to hear from them about their experiences living full-time in their RV. I found several people had created travel log using a web applications like Typepad  that Howard/Linda Payne use and MyTripJournal that Fred/Jo Wishnie use.

I can remember those early days of spending hours going through my bookmarked pages reading updates from my RVing buds. I would click on bookmark after bookmark finding some of my buds had not updated their postings.

I created our first blog using Google Blogspot in 2008, then moved the blog to WordPress 2012. Both of these products had readers that I could use but I never liked their layout.

Eventually, I stumbled upon Feedly – a news aggregator.  Wikipedia defines a news aggregator,  also termed a feed aggregator, feed reader, news reader, RSS reader or simply aggregator, as a client software or a web application which aggregates syndicated web content such as online newspapers, blogs, podcasts, and video blogs (vlogs) in one location for easy viewing.

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The main things I like about Feedly is that I can access my feeds from all my devices. It reminds my of reading a newspaper again. Only I control the news I want to see. Keep in mind that my news sources are my family and RV bloggers. I get enough depressing news from AP sources. I prefer to keep my daily reading on the up swing.

I have found that (reading blogs) is a great way to keep up with friends and family. Blogs take more effort to write than posting on Facebook and Twitter. Blogs certainly contain richer content. Do you blog? I imagine most of our followers do. Perhaps you can let me know why you do or do not blog.

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