I hope you are already keeping a track of different magic blogs that interest you, and gaining latest information from the magic world, including valuable insights into how fellow magicians are thinking.

Some of you might be bothered that to read up on the different blogs, you need to visit each one individually and access the latest article posted. Well, there is an easy and automatic way of achieving this: To use a News Aggregator or RSS Reader.

An aggregator or reader helps you track blog and news sites by enabling a central point of access to all. Some of these operate by downloading all articles to your system (offline) while others are online aggregators that you can access from any computer connected to the Net. You can find many good applications using Google search.

Those with a computer who wish to read the articles after they have been downloaded to your system, would benefit from an offline aggregator. An online reader like the Google Reader (reader.google.com) is invaluable to those who want to keep a track of all the blogs even when they are on the move, and also those with good connectivity. Visit http://tinyurl.com/2x7zhs for a detailed list.

PS: This article originally appeared in the March 2007 issue of VMN.