I’ve been very lax in updating my blogroll, since, I generally don’t ever look at it. I figured today, I’d look and see if there was a way to combine my Google Reader subscriptions with my WordPress Blogroll, and lo and behold I found it in a simple google search. Check it out. The very first link in that search brought me to this post from January of this year, so it’s been doable for quite a while. And it’s from a Booze blog(my term)! Who knew those existed? I’ve found a new entry for the Blogroll, I think.
Basically, in the settings menu of your reader account, you go to Tags and Folders. Create a Blogroll folder and make it Public. Add the feeds you’d like to this folder, and then at the end of the line, choose the link that says “add a blogroll to your site”. From here, choose the color scheme (I chose” none”, just like the Dash of Bitters’ author did), and change the title to something that’s more fitting for you, then copy the code and paste it into a Text Widget. Boom. Google Reader and WordPress Blogroll are combined!
It really couldn’t be simpler.
Oh, and for readers who blog, If I missed you somehow just yell at me and I’ll add your blog to that folder. I can assure you that leaving you off the list was unintentional. You are most assuredly in my feed reader, but the list is so long I can’t add everyone to the blogroll.