I'm on Blogger, so I just use my Dashboard to check for blog updates, but I know a Wordpress blogger who keeps up with all the blogs she follows using Google Reader.
I was wondering if anyone else on Blogger prefers Google Reader, and if so, what are the advantages of reading blogs that way.
Aren't they one and the same?
I mean that the same software runs both but with different interface?
It looks that way to me! But Dashboard only gives you the first few lines of a post so that you have to click on the title to read the rest of it.
I like it because you can tell which blogs you have visited and which ones you have not read yet. With so many blogs out there, some of the names are close and it is a great tool if you like to keep up. You can also put a star on your favorites, maybe those you read more often and it makes them easier to pick out.
I just started using it myself so I am sure there are many more applications.