Interesting Posts Elsewhere: New Location!

I mentioned needing a replacement for TheOldReader. I am going to give Feedly a try – it looks promising. The main thing it lacks is the ability to share select posts to an RSS feed. But I think there is a solution which may be acceptable to those who've enjoyed that sidebar or RSS feature.

Feedly makes it very easy to share things to Twitter and Facebook. And so to replace the sidebar, I can share things to Twitter, and/or Facebook if you prefer. My Twitter account is @ReligionProf, and Exploring Our Matrix has its own Facebook page, although I might just share things to my own personal wall.

I might even be able to get a Twitter sidebar set up on the blog, which could also be of interest. If anyone wants me to look into that, do let me know!

What do readers think? Will my sharing posts that I find interesting to Twitter be an adequate replacement for the former sidebar features and the ability to follow me on TheOldReader? Do you prefer Facebook? And if the latter, is sharing to my own profile or the blog page better? Or are none of these proposed ways of sharing appealing?

 

  • http://proecclesia.net/ Garet Robinson

    I use Feedly and made the conversion after the death of Google Reader. Feedly has worked well for me and it allows me to follow some wonderful blogs, including yours.

    As a reader, I’m definitely interested in hearing what pieces notable voices in their field see in their day to day reading. Twitter seems a good avenue for this. I honestly don’t pay much attention to the sidebars on patheos.com blogs. They have lots of stuff on them and not much I intentionally read. Thanks for the ongoing blog.

  • x x

    I’ve heard about these things called ‘Facebook’ and ‘Twitter’ and may even try them someday.

  • Peter Kirk

    You can easily set up a Twitter widget which you can put in your WordPress sidebar, to display your own (or anyone else’s) Twitter feed there. There is also now a Twitter widget built into WordPress Jetpack. But I’m not sure what Patheos allows you access to.

  • Pseudonym

    Feedly also has a button (which is partly hidden, so I’m not surprised that you didn’t see it) to share to a Delicious feed. Delicious feeds are accessible through RSS.

    It’s a multi-step process, but it’s the most elegant solution I’ve yet found.

  • Ken Schenck

    This is of little use to you, but after a day or two of floundering when Google Reader died, I discovered that Blogger has a Gadget that allows you to feed posts from selected blogs, which I now use. One thing I really like about it is that it posts by individual source rather than individual post. That means high volume bloggers like you only show up once with your latest post. So I’ve finally been able to add Jim West, whose countless posts always drowned out everyone else in Google Reader. :-)

  • Marta L.

    I’m only on FB, not Twitter. I’m happy to follow both of your pages, but it would be helpful to me to get the posts there. Unless there’s a way to get an RSS feed of a Twitter account? But then again, this is your blog and I am only one person: do what works best for you.

  • beau_quilter

    I’m happy to try out the twitter feeds – I have an account but rarely use it. If this works out to replace your Old Reader, it may make me more of a Twitter follower.

    I did notice that one of the top articles you’ve linked to on Twitter is a HuffPost article titled “Christian Faith Requires Accepting Evolution”, but it’s dated June 2011. Usually your shares are very recent articles.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

      That was an older article which I saw via Facebook, and didn’t remember reading previously, and so I shared it.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

    I’ll be trying out Delicious as a way of sharing: https://delicious.com/religionprof

    If no one finds that useful, I hope that I will find out, since I would hate to spend time sharing to a place that no one looks! :-)

  • Sherry McCameron Peyton

    I follow on either feedly or FB, mostly FB for some reason. Ten years ago, nobody would have a clue what we are talking about and neither would we. Now I’m lost without a reader.


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