Saturday, January 30, 2010

Alert

I just wanted to share quickly, a fast easy way to follow all of the Bead Journal Blogs. I found Google Alerts works pretty well. It's fast, free and easy to sign up for. You put in the relevant keywords/labels you want to be alerted on and you get an email when someone posts a blog with that keyword or label.

This is working great for me. Last year I felt awful I didn't have the time to follow all three blogs here. And with even more people this year I figured I try it. This is bringing me to all of them when someone types in their labels/keyword on their blog or on here that I want to be alerted to. So much faster and easier to get these posts in my email and to be able to look, read and comment from there.

I hope this helps.

4 comments:

Barbara said...

Thanks for the heads up about this. The only problem I have is not having yet figured out how to add labels or keywords. I've seen them on other posts, but don't have a clue. If anyone would like to help me with that, please post a comment here. I'll check off the box to get "Email followup" and see it for certain.
As an alternative, what works for me trying to keep up with everyone's posts is to arrange "My Blog List" on my own blog to always show the most recently updated blog at the top. I just click on them from the top down and see what's new.

Kelly said...

That's what I did last year too. But, then I got so busy I couldn't keep up. LOL
Labels or keywords are found at the bottom right of your "new blog post". You can click "see all" and click on the words you want to use, or type in your own. On here, use what's there so the list doesn't get too big. And this you should do before you publish your post. Hope that helps.

Robin said...

Thanks, Kelly... both for the tip about "Alert" and for explaining labels/tags for Barbara!!! Robin A.

lina said...

Kelly,
But how to post to BJP itself? I cannot find the magic button :(
Thanks!
Lina