If you blog about items in the news or just general things you find in your feed reader then this little tip maybe useful for you. Google Reader has recently introduced a often requested new feature called 'Send To'. You can read the full announcement on the Google Reader Blog but the basic idea is that you can now 'send' the post you are reading to a different service:
Google Reader allows you to select a number of pre-installed service that you can send to:
Now as if this wasn't cool enough, they also allow you to add your own service by filling in a few fields with some placeholders that Google Reader will replace with the url and post title etc. Popular services such as Evernote are already providing ways to post to their service.
The obvious question that popped into my head was can you use this to post information through to your b2evolution blog and the answer to that was yes and it turns out to be really easy
So, open up Google Reader and head over to the Settings section. Once there, click on the 'Send to' link and scroll to the bottom of the page and you should see a button called 'Create a custom link'. Click on this and you will be presented with three fields that you have to fill in:
In the name field enter what you want the link to be called in your Google Reader Send to menu - "My Blog" for example and in the URL field enter the following:
In the Icon URL field I put the URL to the favicon that I use on my site:
And that's all there is to it. Click on save and you are ready to go. Now when you are reading through items in Google Reader you can select to send things through to your blog and (if you are logged in) the create post screen will be displayed with the title and the link fields pre-populated.