I’m so used to blogging five times a week that blog feels neglected, and I hate it. I can’t tell if it’s just this month or if I need to make changes elsewhere because I love Late Enough and you guys.
I have some funny and serious posts for next week and the serious one took me hours to research and source so let’s all decide to engage it. Clearly, I’m not going anywhere. I’m just slow these days and having trouble acknowledging it.
In other news that makes me feel like Google is buying up real estate only to kick us all out, Google is closing Google Reader on July 1st so there are a few options to keep following blogs like Late Enough if you were using it as a blog reader (if not, feel free to skip ahead to the links). The first two are mostly Late Enough related and the last two are for all your RSS subscriptions.
1. Become an email subscriber and get new posts in your inbox within 1-12 hours of them appearing on Late Enough. Almost every blog you follow has an email subscription option.
2. Become a newsletter subscriber through Mail Chimp and get summaries of posts and summaries similar to this post in your inbox every weekend. This option varies on blogs.
3. Follow Late Enough through Blog Lovin, which sends an email summary of all your favorite blogs that updated their site each day or just check in on Blog Lovin like you did on Google Reader each day. You can import all your Google Reader RSS feeds into it as well.
4. Sign up for Feedly which will seamlessly (they promise) transition your Google Reader into their site, which looks different than Reader so you need to sign up and try it out before Google Reader closes. It only works on certain browsers and smartphones, too.
Side note: If you want to use Facebook to follow Late Enough, you can hover over the like button on my page and click “Get Notifications.” Now you won’t miss a link to a new post there even if it doesn’t show up in your news feed. I’m not a huge fan of FB for following blogs anymore but maybe for a few favorites?
I’m signed up for all of these so I’ll still be following Late Enough as well as all my favorite blogs just fine although I still think Google sucks for ending its RSS reader.
When I’m not being herded from one site to another wondering if blogs will get lost in the social media shuffle, I’m becoming more popular by reading and writing elsewhere.
My Other Hangouts (don’t tell my blog):
- Dear Daily Life: On Letters For Lucas, although I finally accepted the never-ending daily-ness of life, it still sucks when anything beyond it happens so I wrote a letter asking for some time off and include a GET OUT OF DAILY LIFE coupon for you.
- Pets and Crocs: On Vine, I teach my dog about fashion. (You should unmute it if you can.)
— Alex Iwashyna (@L8enough) March 13, 2013
Favorite posts I didn’t read, I mean, write:
- Twitter response to family’s crisis shows reality of online friendships: From The Chicago Tribune, if we believe cyber bullying is real, maybe we have to believe that online friendships are real. A story of one couple whose Twitter friends rallied around them. (thoughtful)
- On Milestones, Deadlines, and Public Bathrooms: There Is No ‘Right Age’ for Anything: From Babble, assuming a child is too old to be in the opposite gender bathroom (or in stroller or doing anything) is ridiculous because you have no idea why the child might need to be there with his parent. (important)
- Thrift Shop by Macklemore: From youtube, I know that I’m late to the party but the NSFW song makes me happy because I totally had that fur coat from Fan Thrift, and I loved the Broke Dads parenting parody of what happens when the moms dress the kids in fancy clothing, too. (music)
- My Boy Gerbils Made Baby Gerbils: From Stimeyland’s Facebook page, a hilarious FB thread of gerbils gone wrong and funny friends to the rescue. (LOL with some cursing)
Quote Of The Week:
Create a website that expresses something about who you are that won’t fit into the template available to you on a social networking site. -Jaron Lanier