Wednesday, October 12, 2011

On hiatus, but giving you an assignment

Ol' Myrt here is taking some two weeks off for medical reasons. Not to worry, these aren't major compared to what some of my DearREADERS have been going through, but enough of a hassle for me to require medication that jumbles my sentences.

You've already had to deal with my typos for years, so there is no point in putting you through more torture. In the mean time, be sure to watch and to keep up with the latest news.

Since you'll have a little extra time on your hands, let me suggest this is the time to figure out how to use Google Reader. You can do it, yes you can! Then all your favorite bloggers' posts can be found in one place, on the net, not cluttering up your email box (or getting lost on the way there!) Even more important, if you have a computer crash, all your blogs will still be available through any computer with internet access, including your new one once it arrives.

Once you are logged in at Google Reader, just click the "ADD A SUBSCRIPTION" button as illustrated below. Then one by one add the URL for the blogs you love to follow and grow your "list of blogs". The blog posts themselves will appear in "newest on top" order. The only reason you'd need to go to a blog site itself is to post a comment on a particular post.

Here are four URLs to copy & paste to get you started with your list of blogs:

OK - here's the 4th one:

What do you think of the new look of the DearMYRTLE blog site? It will hopefully be easier for those of us with bi-focals or tri-focals.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
Your friend in genealogy.


  1. Thanks so much for the very clear instructions - I have now set up my Blog Google Reader! I'm thrilled at having this set up - so practical. Even did it one-handed, as my right arm has complex fractures healing (& I'm right-handed, of course). Thanks again. Take care of yourself. Cheers - Celia

  2. Well — I'm usually WEEKS behind on any assignment, but as it happens I already have Google reader, and I have it because of something you said somewhere (I follow these blogs, I talk to you on two facebook sites, and I go to your webinars, so "somewhere" is an adequate location); since I learned about this from you and I already did it, do I get an "A+"?
    On a more serious note, I DO like your new look.