Simplify your life, or at least part of it.

It seems that every blog I have ever read eventually offers a post to simplify their reader’s lives. This is very nice of them. I would like to be nice too.

Before I became what I like to call a professional blog reader I was bookmarking a bunch of blogs that I liked and checking them out every day to see if anything new had been posted. As the list grew so did the amount of time I wasted each day keeping up to date with that list. Until one day someone like me posted a post like this one and I joined the ranks of the elite blog readers. For those of you who are already a part of this elite group don’t forget the secret handshake at the next luncheon. For those who are new to what I am about to share, welcome to the group. Your contributions are needed.

Right now, I follow about 42 different blogs, but it only takes me a few minutes each day. Rather than visiting each of those sites individually, I take advantage of Really Simple Syndication (RSS) to keep track of all my favorite blogs and keep me posted on any new content and not bother me with the ones that haven’t been updated currently. You can do this as well; it’s really simple and really smart if you would rather not waste any more of your precious time.

With that in mind, here are 3 options on how you can easily subscribe to my blog:

1. Sign up for a “newsreader.” I use Google Reader. Bloglines. NewsGator are some another good options. Firefox has this built in and so does the newest version of Internet Explorer. Then, copy the text in blue into your newsreader and subscribe to my feed:

http://feeds2.feedburner.com/jameslaws

2. There are more options you’ll find if you click the orange Feedburner icon on the top of my page and at the top of the right column on my site, or just click here.

3. Or, the easiest option…you can receive my posts directly in your email inbox. Just complete the email subscription form on the right sidebar of my blog and select “Get Email Updates.”

So now you know but knowing is only half the battle.

PS. The secret handshake will be explained after you subscribe and if doesn’t keep reading anyway. ūüėČ