I have been a huge fan of the “shared items” in Google Reader for several months now.  Until about five minutes ago, though, I didn’t think there was a way to publicly share my favorite feeds for specific folders/labels within Google Reader.  I just stumbled upon the fact that you CAN share individual folders, and you can even create a blogroll for those folders to put on your website or webpage!

I may be the last person to discover these cool features of Google Reader, but just in case I am not, here are two cool tricks I’ve learned through sheer luck this morning!

Share Individual Folders/Labels in Google Reader

  • Go to your settings in Googler Reader.
  • Click on “Folders and Tags.”
  • You can click on the little RSS symbol (it looks like waves) to toggle that folder from private to public.

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  • Once you have toggled the folder to be shared publicly, you can then view your page, email that link to someone, add a clip to your site, or even create a blogroll!  YES! Just click on the option you would like, and you can grab the code to embed that sharing feature in your blog, web page, or wiki.

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googlereader3These are great ways to share specific feeds in your Google Reader account with your friends and colleagues!