Sharing My Google Reader Finds via Tumblr

If you would like to see what blog posts I found interesting in my Google Reader account (which features 839 feeds), there’s now a new place to find them: an old Tumblr blog that I haven’t done much with over the years: Stephen Francoeur’s Commonplace Book.

If you’re subscribed to me on FriendFeed, you’ll see that my Tumblr site is now connected and will automatically feed in new posts. Unfortunately, the posts on FriendFeed only offer the post title; the pull quote doesn’t appear as the first comment under that post anymore (the beauty of my old sharing system of Google Reader–>FriendFeed was that my “note” would also get published on FriendFeed this way). If you want to see my posts and my annotations you’ll need to subscribe to the RSS feed in a feed reader or clickthrough to the Tumblr post.

For the moment, the Shared Items on Google Reader link blog that I had been building up for years in the old Google Reader interface is still accessible, albeit frozen in time.

For anyone still reading, I’ll mention here the least interesting part of this post. After trying out Delicious, Pinboard, and Evernote as possible candidates for a replacement for the Shared Items on Google Reader link blog I was no longer able to use, I decided to use Tumblr because it’s a “share to” option in both Google Reader and Feedly that gives me an RSS feed that I can do lots of other things with. I’m next going to look into sending every Tumblr entry to my Delicious and Evernote accounts (probably via the IFTTT service, which lets you do these kinds of connections easily).