Google Reader Subscription Button

According to my blog’s statistics, Google Reader is becoming a popular online news aggregator. My main complaint with Google Reader is that it prefers to organize new posts by date or “relevance” and not by feed, so it’s not as comprehensive as older services (such as Bloglines), but Google Reader is actually a very efficient news aggregator if you prefer organization by date or “relevance”. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find an easy subscription button for Google Reader that matched the style of the rest of my easy subscription buttons, so I whipped this one up a few nights ago. Feel free to use it on your blog too.

14 responses

  1. […] (Thanks to MacManX for the Bloglines, Newsgator, and Google Reader icons; Thanks to Russell Beattie for the My Yahoo! icon.) […]

  2. To read by feed, click on Your Subscriptions, then click on the feed and it’ll show you all the items for that feed. Click Show read items visible to see items you’ve already read. It seems a little buggy, but it works for your style of reading.

    Also, Chris Nolan thru some badges together,
    which I’m using for the chicklet generator.

  3. Thanks for the Google Reader tip, Randy. It works, but it’s a still a bit more cumbersome than Bloglines. As for Chris’ buttons, they were nice, but I needed something to match the style of my other subscription buttons.

  4. There should be a subscribe me plugin tomorrow. 🙂

  5. Thanks, Denis! I will spread the word as soon as it is released.

  6. I uploaded an OPMLfile to Google Reader with a few hundred subscription. But after that there’s no way to unsubscribe and organize those manually one by one. It’s a nuisance. there should be a way to delete whole labels/folders.

  7. Yes, I noticed that too. You can organize and unsubscribe via the “Your Subscriptions” interface. It’s still a bit cumbersome, but I’m sure that will change before Google Reader leaves the beta testing period.

  8. […] Subscribe Me has been updated to v1.3. My Google Reader subscription button has been included in this release, along with a function to easily add it to your sidebar and a nifty help link for those of you who are new to feeds. […]

  9. Hello! I love your Google Reader subscription button and put it on my blog.

  10. Thanks! I’m glad that you like it. ^_^

  11. Thanks for the chicklet and code! Had a heck of a time finding it on the official site!

  12. You’re welcome! ^_^

  13. I made a version of a Greasemonkey user script of mine for subscribing to any feed on pages you visit using your graphic. (Isn’t the “Reader” text kind of blurry, though?)

  14. Yeah, the “Reader” text is a wee bit blurry, but I can’t get it to be any cleaner with a file size of 1k, so it will have to do for now.

    P.S. Thanks for linking back! ^_-