New Feature on Paddling Instructor: Google Reader Shared Items Widget

Sunday, 01 March 2009
I will admit it; I'm addicted to Google Reader. For news junkies (me), using RSS subscriptions with through Reader is a more efficient way to get the latest news and content from blogs that I enjoy. It sure beats randomly surfing around looking for new things to read.

For those who have idea what an RSS feed is or haven't used Google Reader before, here is a great little video here explaining everything in plain English.

A great little feature in Google Reader is the article sharing feature which allows you to share content with friends super easy. I decided to take that one step further and add a little widget box on the main page of the paddling instructor site and share links that I pick up along the way. If course there will plenty of outdoor related content but I'm also a big computer geek who is a fan of music, technology and pop culture so no doubt stuff like that will sneak in.

The main advantage about this is that I will be able to highlight articles that I think are interesting or important but don't have time to actually post an article about.

Finally, once you get on board with Reader, don't forget to subscribe to the PaddlingInstructor feed and stay current of what's going on outside.


David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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