You guys, I am about to blow your mind with some amazing knowledge.
I tweeted about this new discovery on Thursday afternoon, so you might have missed it. Never fear though: this was too awesome to keep to myself.
First: I love Google Reader. It is the best way for me to keep track of the multitude of blogs I love. However, it is ugly. So many of you have absolutely beautiful blogs, and you spent a good deal of thought and time into the design. Google Reader doesn’t let you see any of it! What a bummer.
Did you know that you can change the settings of your Google Reader? Furthermore, did you know that there is a toolbar icon that you can install? Well, i heart faces posted a tutorial recently that has forever changed the way that I read blogs on my Reader.
Click here for the tutorial via i heart faces
So, now I have this little “Next” button installed on my toolbar (right next to my Pinterest pinning tool…this could get dangerous to my free time). Whenever the mood strikes me, I can hit it and I’ll be brought directly to my next unread Reader item. I get to see the beautiful blog! I don’t have to click through to leave a comment! It is GLORIOUS!
I will say, the one thing I don’t like about the “Next” button is that it brings you to the most recent item posted, not the oldest. Typically, I prefer going through my Reader with the oldest posts first. But I think I can learn to work with this: perhaps in the future Google will allow the option to read oldest to newest…do you hear me Google?
So…what are you waiting for? Go install the “Next” button NOW! And, if you already have it installed, how do you like it?