I’ve finally started paying attention to RSS and all this stuff about “Blog Aggregators”. The final shove was wanting to get Martin Roell‘s English feed.

Knowing myself, I decided the easiest way to find out what they do is just to install one and see what happens. I did a quick google and after a few minutes decided to try SharpReader. I tend to go for half-informed blunders on this kind of thing, as I’m better with experimenting than with reading in the abstract.

Already, I really like it. After figuring out one glitch (had to cancel the default setting to “Proxy Server”, whatever that means) it works a treat. Slightly slow to load but a great time saver. Instead of slavishly visiting all my favourite bloggers, often to find they’ve not updated, it instantly shows me a summary of who’s written and who’s been silent.

And prompted me to fiddle with the XML feeds this blog generates… And got the power of community on my side – I was able to copy a neat little template from Jennifer who seems to be a great resource for stuff like this.

That’s what I’m like with computers – good intuitively, good at getting what I want, not so interested in the technical stuff.

I’d be interested in feedback from anyone who’s smarter at this than me.

3 thoughts on “SharpReader

  1. tonygoodson


    The Ourhouse Weblog: SharpReader Gee thanks John, you were right, Just Do It, download SharpReader and use. And finally I’ve overcome wondering what the hell is XML and RSS Feed, it just seems to all work. However, what you’ve saved


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