Google Reader isn't really my favorite feed reader since I prefer Feed Demon for this purpose. However, I know a lot of users who swear by Google Reader mainly because it is online and accessible from anywhere. Last year Google Reader added the ability to share feeds and added a sharing bookmarklet to make this task even easier.
While WordPress plugins are really useful, you don't need plugins always to add certain features to your themes. Here are a few code snippets you can add to your theme files to display recent posts, random posts and recent comments. Recent Posts The following code will enclose the latest 10 posts in an unordered list.
This week has been a rather active week for the folks at Google. You can now publish to your Blogger blog directly from iGoogle. Additionally, you can now choose to embed comments below your post inself instead of having them on a new page.