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New Sidebar Links

I’ve added a few new links to our network. I hope you will take a look and consider being part of the family. You will find them in the sidebar on the right.

Blogging University

Blogging U.
This link takes our readers directly to the Blogging 101: From Zero to Hero online course. This is a free course sponsored by The Daily Post, a community of WordPress users and moderated by WordPress editors. While it is too late to register for the course, you can follow along with course assignments. You just won’t be involved in the community discussions. The Daily Post also sponsors other courses and blogging prompts that will help you become a better blogger.



RVillage is one of the hottest sites for RVers. RVillage is a social platform for RVers, campers, and otherwise “nomadic” people looking for friends and activities on their journeys. Once users register and create a profile, RVillagers can find other travelers based on similar interests and remain connected through smart mapping technology. I am an ambassador for RVillage which means:

  • if you are an RV Park, I can help you get listed on RVillage so RVers can find you
  • if you are an RVer or if you are thinking about it, I can help you set up your free account
  • if you are a business I can help you get listed in RVillage MarketPlace so the RVillage community can find your business

Which ever category defines you, click here to contact us.


HitchUpandGo is a clearing house of information for RVers or RVers to be. On their website, you can find:

  • RV Directory with links to RVing web sites, blogs, forums, videos and articles
  • RV Gear such as equipment, books, and software
  • RV Glossary of terms, types and weights

Additionally, you can sign up for their newsletter. Each newsletter provides a sample of the helpful information you will find on our website. Each newsletter will be packed with featured articles, tips and information to make your RV experiences a little better. Some of the other items we will be bringing you will be: our featured RV website, our featured RV blog, product reviews, campfire cooking, RV news and other RV related events.



Feedly is the news aggregate I wrote about in a previous blog. If you read several blogs, Feedly is for you. Read your blog or news feeds in one simple location. Whether you read blogs on your PC, tablet or smart phone, Feedly has an app for that.


That’s a lot of new things for Tales From The WagginMaster. I certainly hope you enjoy these additions. And I hope you visit them to see if there is something there you may enjoy. I think I’ll rest now. Thanks for stopping by, y’all come back now.

Feedly – The Friendly News Reader

Just like Dad, I was an avid newspaper reader. This is how I got my daily dose of ‘news’. In fact one of my early jobs was delivering the Houston Chronicle newspaper.

DSC_2094 That was in my BC (Before Computers) days.  Somewhere around 2006, I realized news was more readily available on-line and it was free. Yes, I knew it may not be accurate, but then what made newspapers more accurate than on-line news? In many cases, it all came from the same source – AP, or other syndicated news feeds.

Prior to hitting the road as a full-time RVer, I scoured the internet for news from others RVers. I wanted to hear from them about their experiences living full-time in their RV. I found several people had created travel log using a web applications like Typepad  that Howard/Linda Payne use and MyTripJournal that Fred/Jo Wishnie use.

I can remember those early days of spending hours going through my bookmarked pages reading updates from my RVing buds. I would click on bookmark after bookmark finding some of my buds had not updated their postings.

I created our first blog using Google Blogspot in 2008, then moved the blog to WordPress 2012. Both of these products had readers that I could use but I never liked their layout.

Eventually, I stumbled upon Feedly – a news aggregator.  Wikipedia defines a news aggregator,  also termed a feed aggregator, feed reader, news reader, RSS reader or simply aggregator, as a client software or a web application which aggregates syndicated web content such as online newspapers, blogs, podcasts, and video blogs (vlogs) in one location for easy viewing.

Feedly 1

The main things I like about Feedly is that I can access my feeds from all my devices. It reminds my of reading a newspaper again. Only I control the news I want to see. Keep in mind that my news sources are my family and RV bloggers. I get enough depressing news from AP sources. I prefer to keep my daily reading on the up swing.

I have found that (reading blogs) is a great way to keep up with friends and family. Blogs take more effort to write than posting on Facebook and Twitter. Blogs certainly contain richer content. Do you blog? I imagine most of our followers do. Perhaps you can let me know why you do or do not blog.

Thanks for stopping by, y’all come back now.