On blog aggregators and ice cream
Work keeps me on the computer/phone so much that I don’t want to spend free time poking around the computer. My phone, my Fire and my life are filled with apps to put everything at my fingertips when I’m away from my desk. This opens up more time for ice cream! I look for great flavors in my content apps and my mouth!
Once a humble devotee to my Google Reader feed, the BIG G brusquely tossed me out of that quiet space when that service disappeared in late June, 2013. Fortunately, Feedly made migration from Reader painless. I could still get my blog feeds in a tidy manner.
Just like the ice cream counter, there are flavors of content aggregators for everyone. Over the summer, I developed a penchant for Pocket. Of course, I’ve loved the layout of Flipboard. But today, my daughter asked if I hung out on Bloglovin. For those of you out there already cavorting on this network, you can now this follow this blog with Bloglovin. The great thing about Bloglovin is that is mixes content with social interaction. (It begs to link to your Facebook profile, but you can easily decline.)
Thus, I have more time to enjoy ice cream flavors. Two standouts I’ve enjoyed in September? Maple gelato (ok, gelato’s not ice cream, it’s better than ice cream) from Gorgeous Gelato in Portland, Maine, which is definitely worth the trip. We discovered this gem on Fore Street shortly after they opened in 2010. We now detour each time we drive near Portland. Hub and I enjoyed a weekend in Portland earlier this month, enjoying gelato each and every day.
If I can’t drive 2 hours for ice cream, I’ll just as happily choose Meletharb’s baklava ice cream. Divine, crispy and creamy.
See? There’s no reason we can’t enjoy each flavor of everything!