New Google Subscription Options

If you’d like to subscribe via Google Reader or a module in your iGoogle page, I have a couple new links for you in the “Feeds” section. Now, in addition to subscribing via email or the rss feeds, you’ve got a one-click (or almost one-click!) option to add my blog to your Google Reader, or, if you prefer, to your iGoogle page.

For anyone who’s interested in adding similar buttons to their blog (or any other blogs — it’s simple html, not javascript), here’s the code I used:

(Hover displays controls, including a copy icon.)

<a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="Add to iGoogle" border="0" /></a>   <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Add to iGoogle</strong></a>
<a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="Feed to Google" border="0" /></a> <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Feed to Google Reader</strong></a>

Obviously, if you use this code, substitute your feedurl for mine, and your feedtitle, as well. You’re also welcome to the icons, but please save them to your own media library.

Here’s what they look like:

Add to iGoogle   Add to iGoogle

Feed to Google Feed to Google Reader

I couldn’t find any exact, correct, and easy-to-follow instructions on how to do what I wanted to do, so the bits and pieces are culled from various places and from some experimentation. I’m not sure whether I’ll be keeping the Google buttons, but it was fun to figure them out, and I hope they’ll be useful for someone else, too!

***ETA 08 July 2011: Just found a perfect site, by Google, for generating the iGoogle module button — I don’t know why I hadn’t found it before, except perhaps being overtired kinda fried my brain! So here it is: “Add to Google Button.”***

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