Tracking photo blogs on Netvibes

I finally signed up for a free account at www.netvibes.com and entered most of my favorite photography blogs onto a page that also includes Google search, weather, Flickr comments, and Technorati links to my blog. The time savings over my.yahoo.com are immense — netvibes is much more elegant and customizable.

If you’re using bookmarks to keep track of your favorite blogs and news sites, the time savings of using a feedreader are even more substantial. Choose a 1, 2, 3 or 4 column layout. Set the number of visible posts based on the frequency of posts on that site. Once you’ve read a post, it’s grayed out. If you read a lot of blogs, you can create separate tabs by subject.

For a quick content assessment, simply hover over a post to see the first few lines of the text. When you click through to a post, the blog is displayed with a left hand table of contents navigation for the previous posts. You can view the blog in a streamlined feed view with plain text on a white background, or quickly switch to the website view. When you’re done reading the post, click the X in the upper right, and you’re back at your netvibes page.

Taking a cue from Musings, I’ve eliminated my blogroll, and will just keep linking to other photography blogs any time there’s some interesting content!

7 thoughts on “Tracking photo blogs on Netvibes”

  1. YAY! I’m in the lower right-hand corner :-)

    This looks good. Lately, I’ve been using Google reader, but I like the layout of this one.

    Cool. Maybe I’ll give it a try.

  2. Joe,

    I have to thank you again for this great website. This is *really* making my web-surfing time more productive.

    Now, I can go and sign up for more blogs :-)

    (Now, if we can only get that Night Photography Message Board to set up an RSS feed….)

    Andy

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