2) Click “Add a subscription” and paste in the URL of the blog you wish to add.
3) Google Reader will then search and find that blog’s RSS feed and the last 10 feeds, if available.
4) To keep organized, you can label that RSS feed whatever you want. Under “Feed settings” look for “New folder.”
5) Here I called labeled it “Food.”
6) In the bottom left-hand corner (“Blogs I’m following”), under “Food” there are 10 unread posts for my blog. Here’s what it looks like:
7) If you want to explore other blogs that Google thinks are similar, you can go back under “Feed settings” and find “Blogs like this.”
8) Since you already read the last 10 feeds and you don’t want to re-read them, you can click on “Mark all as read” (where I put that dark line in the picture). “Mark all as read” comes in handy when you go on vacation and you don’t want to read what you missed. You can click on it and start fresh.
It’s easy to see that you can potentially save a ton of time by reading blog content this way. Plus you don’t have to bother with loading up a full-on webpage with all the little badges and ads. I hope this was helpful — those of you who are more savvy than I am, please chime in by commenting with further suggestions.