I use Google Reader to do this. Since I follow about 40 blogs it really helps that Google Reader organizes them all, lets me know when they've been updated and shows all the updated posts in the same window so that I don't need to open new windows and wait for the blog and pictures to load. I like to think of it as my own custom online magazine.
If you already have a Gmail account it's super easy (if you don't that too is super easy): For blogs that are hosted by Blogger its as easy as clicking on 'follow' on the upper right hand side of the blog (make sure you're signed in). Follow any blog by pressing the rss icon found at the right side of the url address bar. Then when it prompts you to subscribe using Google accept, and then click Google Reader. Any blog or website that you've added this way will show up on your Reader page. Some bloggers (like us) have put the rss button on the side bar of the blog too.
So if you're ready to get started you might as well begin with the local yarn shop blogs. Here are their links, follow away.
Three Bags Full
Welcome to the Vancouver Yarn blog! This space exists to celebrate and spread the word about all events, new local patterns, products and businesses.
Submit the details of an event or new locally designed knitting/crochet pattern, or other local DIY news and I'll post about it here. Thank you! ~Janna Vallee
Hi, I'm Janna. I'm the proprietor and natural dyer at Everlea Yarn, and the tapestry instructor at The School of SweetGeorgia. I am a tapestry weaver, longtime knitter and 2013 graduate of Concordia University's Fibres and Material Practices program.
I created Vancouver Yarn in 2008 as a space to hold as much of the textile awesomeness that I could find in and around Vancouver. Here on the VY blog I mostly share about local events, pattern releases as well as share Community Highlights.
Do you have an event, KAL, yarn or pattern release, launch or other thing you want us to post? Just fill out the form at the top of this page, or send your press release to me at
janna (at) vancouveryarn.com