How To Get News and Ideas For Blogging

google alert

Often friends and readers asked me how I keep myself updated with the technology news that is happening so fast. Well, there’s couple of methods I’m frequently using. Speed reading RSS feed is one of them, but few months ago I’ve discovered a more efficient method – Google Alert.

Google Alert service fetch the news you want to read right into your mailbox. Insert relevant search terms, select how frequent you want Google to send and where to send them. And voila, you’ll be reading almost first hand news in your mailbox everyday.

Tip: Use your name or domain name as search item to find out who’s talking about you on the internet,or blogosphere.

Getting new from the blogosphere

blog search

If you are looking for blog posts instead of news, you can apply the Google alerting service within Here’s how you do it:

  1. Go to
  2. Insert keywords, click Search.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page, you can create email alert, add to Google homepage or even subscribe to a feed based on your search string.

google blog search


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