Props to Nate Tefft, who has made my life easier more than once by sharing parts of his wisdom!!
While home for Thanksgiving we talked about the blog. This is the first year we had one, and it was nice to know that people read it and feel like they know us better through it. I feel the same about our friends and family, even though we do not talk or get together all that often it is nice to know what is going on in everyone's lives.
Discussing the blog it was obvious that everyone has a different way of checking it and others, so I thought I would pass along Nate's wisdom to everyone......Google Reader. Visit the following website and set it up, it is well worth the time. http://reader.google.com/
Use your google account (or set one up if you don't have one already) and "Add Subscription" for each websites that you are interested in checking on a regular basis. After setting it up log into Google reader and let it consolidate new postings so that you do not have to check all of them individually. On my google reader account I have birding blogs feeds, friends and family websites, and economic feeds.
If the only two websites that you check regularly are mine, you can still use google reader for
http://picasaweb.google.com/malcolmgold/ and http://mcmdgold.blogspot.com/. But more than likely you have a few others that you check also, the more you check the more this saves on time.