That aside, there's all that clicking, (some of these sights have adult content warnings, which is an additional click), and the back-buttoning. The reads are enjoyable, but the process of accessing all 168...I'm not married to it.
Fortunately, where there is RSS, there is a way out. Mine is called Reeder. (Click the photos below to view them larger.)
|I woke up Sunday to 78 SSS posts to scroll through!|
But, do I really want to do that every week? Not everyone posts every week. New people are joining, too. I'm going to miss stuff, right? Oh...I got that one figured out too.
On Saturday, I copied the Six Sunday Linky tool table, before it was replaced by the official list, and pasted it into Excel. (I did this before, not after, because sometimes the hyperlinks are removed before the official post. For instance, when a snippet contains more than six sentences...like mine did yesterday.) It's likely that a post will still go up on Sunday, like mine did. And just like I want people to still read my snippet even though I can't count to six, I still want to read what other people are posting! So...spreadsheet uses the before list, not after. I did some work with the data and got a nice, one column, alphabetized list of author blogs for the week. Next week, when the Linky Tool is closed, I can copy the new list and remove the duplicate names...giving me just the new names that I can then add them to Reeder*.
Also, I added all of the RSS feeds to one folder called Six Sentence Sunday, so that I can ignore my other feed folders and focus just on SSS posts. Reeder is installed on my iPhone, my iPad, and my laptop, so...I have access to posts, as well as everything else the writers are posting, literally everywhere I go. Morning commute, lunch breaks, doctors' offices, restaurants, the bathroom...you get my point. I'm not tied to my computer to get them all read!
|I can navigate Jo Ramsey's blog from right here!|
|ITTT is a BIG button web automation tool!|
I'll find out this Saturday how successful the Excel step is with identifying the new feeds to subscribe to, but I can say...so far, I'm very happy with Reeder and If This Then That.
*Reeder is for Mac only. If you're a PC user, look for RSS feeds that will synch with Google reader and have apps for your mobile devices!