Sharing Articles from outside of Google Reader

Posted in Uncategorized at 6:41 pm by danvk

I’m slowly developing an instinct to share any items I enjoy in Google Reader, but this means that I often find myself wanting to share an article from outside of Reader. I’ll stumble across a site, (usually from reddit or A&L Daily) enjoy an article, and want to share it. But I can’t, because I don’t subscribe to that random site’s RSS feed. Here’s a workaround:

  • Add the “Subscribe…” link from Settings -> Goodies to your toolbar, or use this link: Subscribe… there.
  • When you find an interesting story, click “Subscribe…”
  • Find the article you want in the RSS feed and hit Shift-S to share it
  • Close the tab/window. Don’t hit subscribe!

I haven’t found any other way to “preview” an RSS feed in Reader like this w/o subscribing. Here’s to a useful, obscure feature…

As always, you can subscribe to my shared items using the link on my Blogroll.

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