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February 7, 2008

So Lent started yesterday. And in the fashion of Señor Ryan, I am giving up something that I enjoy daily that has come to be a huge part of my daily routine.

Google Reader.

For those not in the know, here you go:

Blogs, comic strips, just about any website these days, put out what’s called a RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed. You can choose to “subscribe” to these feeds. This lets “feed” programs/sites like Google Reader go out and collect any and all updates and brings them to a central location. So, any time a friend updates a blog, a few hours later, I’m notified and can read the update right from Reader. When you’re like me and you have 79 subscriptions, this can save a lot of time. Especially because I had Google Reader set up on my Google Homepage (sorry, still have trouble calling it iGoogle. Little too Mac-ish for me).

So there you go. I’m still going to be blogging in the next 40 days and will still check the occasional blog (manually! oh no! 🙂 ), but hopefully, this will teach me that I can exist quite fine without being updated every five minutes when something or someone in the world has changed. Jesus, be glorified by my use of my time.

One Comment leave one →
  1. February 7, 2008 1:39 pm

    Wow. That’s a big one. You’ll have to keep us updated on how you enjoy your extra time! 🙂

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