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Using Bloglines Presented by Bonnie Shucha © University of WI Law Library [email protected] What is Bloglines? Bloglines is a FREE online service that helps you subscribe to and manage lots of web information, such as news feeds, weblogs and audio.

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Using Bloglines

Presented by Bonnie Shucha ©

University of WI Law Library

[email protected]

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What is Bloglines?

  • Bloglines is a FREE online service that helps you subscribe to and manage lots of web information, such as news feeds, weblogs and audio.

  • Bloglines tracks the information you're interested in, retrieves new stuff as it happens, and organizes everything for you on your own personal web news page.

  • From: Bloglines FAQ

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About Bloglines

  • Bloglines is free

  • Bloglines is Web-based

    • Nothing to download

    • Access from any computer with an Internet connection

  • Can subscribe to RSS feeds and have email listservs/subscriptions delivered to Bloglines

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RSS Feeds

Feeds are displayed in the left-frame in a directory-like listing.

Folders containing unread news are bolded.

Click on the + next to the folder to view feeds within it

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Click on a feed in the directory to open a list of headlines OR

Click on a folder name to view new entries from all feeds in that folder

Click on + next to headline to view contents of post

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Subscribing to Bloglines

  • Go to

  • Only requires an email address & password

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Adding Feeds to Bloglines

  • Several Ways to Subscribe to Feeds

    • Known Feed – You already have the URL

    • Browse Recommended Feeds – Let Bloglines suggest feeds based on your existing subscriptions

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Click “Add” at top of right frame

Enter URL and click “Subscribe”

Adding a Known Feed

Click “Add”

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Choose Folder

Select folder in which to add feed

Use “Top Level” until you have created folders

Click “Subscribe” button

New feed subscription will appear in directory at left



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Browse Recommended Feeds

  • After you have added a few subscriptions, Bloglines scans for other similar feeds

  • Click “Recommendations” in “Extras” section at the bottom of the directory on the left

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Subscribers: See how many other Bloglines users subscribe to this feed

Subscribe: Click to subscribe with one click

Preview: Preview what feed will look link in Bloglines

Subscribe To This Feed: Check box to subscribe to multiple recommended feeds; then click “Subscribe” button at the bottom

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Finding Feeds

  • Look for button to get URL for the blog’s feed

  • Copy URL, click “Add” in Bloglines and paste URL

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Finding Feeds

  • Keyword Search a search engine or use the search box in Bloglines at top left

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Adding Email Subscriptions

  • Why?

    • Stop the clutter - Gets high traffic listservs out of your email

    • One stop shopping – Read all of your current awareness / professional development news in one place --- Bloglines!

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Adding Email Subscriptions

  • Create an unlimited number of special Bloglines email addresses that are tied to your Bloglines account

  • The email addresses show up as subscriptions in your directory, and email sent to those email addresses appears as new items

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Adding Email Subscriptions

  • Click “Add” in directory

  • Click “Create an Email Subscription” link

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Your existing email subscriptions are displayed at the top of the page.

To create a new one, complete this form at the bottom of the page.

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Adding Email Subscriptions of the page.

  • Listservs

    • Subscribe using your new unique email address

    • Click on the “send email” link to send a message from this address

    • Subscribe following listserv directions

Send Email

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Adding Email Subscriptions of the page.

  • Alert Services

    • Google News Alerts

    • Feedster News Alerts

      • Feedster also has option for delivering results via RSS

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Subscribing to Alert Services of the page.

  • Use unique Bloglines email address as your subscription email address

    • To see unique email address, open the new subscription in your directory on the left

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Clipping & Emailing Posts of the page.

  • One advantage of news readers is that once posts are viewed, they won’t be displayed the next time you open the feed

  • However, you can “clip” or email posts that you wish to save

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Clip of the page.

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Open pull down to chose folder or create new one of the page.

Click “Save to”

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Click “Clippings” tab in directory on left of the page.

Viewing Clippings

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Email of the page.

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Enter email address of the page.

Type message if desired

Click “Send Email”

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To create new folders or move feeds to existing folders: of the page.

Click “Edit” in directory

Then choose folder from pull down menu

Click “Submit”

Organizing Feeds in Bloglines

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Organizing Feeds in Bloglines of the page.

  • To sort feeds within folders

    • Click “Reorder/Sort” in directory

    • Then choose sort order from pull down menu

    • Click “Submit”

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Questions? of the page.

Contact – Bonnie Shucha

Reference & Electronic Services Library

University of Wisconsin Law Library

[email protected]

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