One great upside of social media sites like Twitter and Instagram, once you sign in, you get a whole view of all the people you follow. Unfortunately most of these timelines use algorithms, so you’re likely to find the most clicked but controversial content bubbling up to the top. And I can’t tell you how many times I wanted to like a friend’s post, but The Algorithm didn’t show it to me until 3 days later and I didn’t want to look like a stalker. Awkward.
That’s why I’m excited to get more people blogging. But how can you keep up? Fortunately, all you need is an app, the url to your blog, and you can periodically check in on all the blogs you’re interested in.
I use the Reeder app on my iPhone/Mac/iPad. But there are other apps for Android. The technical term for these apps is “RSS reader”, and there are a bunch. Here’s a good run down of some of the most popular.
Finally, while it’s fun to read and keep track of your favorite blogs, which will hopefully include mine 😊, it’s even more fun to participate.
Sign up for a free blog at WordPress.com, or wherever you want to blog, and send me an email. I’d love to follow along with you.
My email is aj at bourg.family. Would love to hear from you!
Happy anti-socialing! (social networking, that is)