Do you have favorite dance, news, or arts sites but forget to visit them and miss out when new stuff is added?
It’s true! It’s like having your own personal magazine including only the topics and sections you’ve handpicked. As long as the site has a feed (and many do these days), you’re good to go!
UPDATE: After many years of useful service, Google Reader is no more, so I’ve removed the tutorial from this post.
I value feed aggregation tools because I find they are a great way to keep tabs on the dance industry without overloading my inbox, but it’s not for everyone. I’ve switched to Feedly and I like it. Want to know more? Feel free to ask questions in the comments.
Build your own kind of dance magazine. I am a dancer but also a mom and I have interests in a variety of subjects. With a reader, I can view the latest in these topics all in one place. I can check out news headlines, recipes, and articles from my favorite websites without having to visit them each individually. For sites with content I don’t want to miss, it is way more efficient than ordinary bookmarking.
Visiting the websites of your favorite dance companies and organizations, and subscribing to their blogs is a good way to start your “magazine.” Try the DA Blog Stars in the sidebar to the right or visit our Links page for more great dance resources.
Give it a try and don’t forget to add Dance Advantage to your subscriptions!!
Reading via E-mail
Feeds can also be read via e-mail.
Dance Advantage offers blog updates via the Subscriber Plus membership. Subscribing is free, offers more control over how often you receive blog updates (providing a weekly digest), and extends exclusive content and offers based upon your interest and involvement in dance education. You can read more about that here or simply subscribe.
Once again, thank you so much for reading! I love to read your comments on posts and hope that more of you will take advantage of this option. It is important to me to build an interactive site where people can not only read my thoughts, but respond and offer their own thoughts and ideas as well. It will make us all more knowledgeable about this passion we share – dance!