Why should you do this?
To get yourself reading more Japanese. To have the constant stream of Japanese articles flowing right to your eye sockets. You want the flow coming to you downstream, so you don’t have to swim upstream (waste time looking for articles to read).
I’m going to give you my list of feeds so you can just use the ones I use, or you can add your own. It’s up to you.
STEP #1: Go create a Feedly account.
It’s so easy it’s disgusting. It’s 100% free, and you don’t need a premium account. You can literally link a Google, twitter, facebook, etc. account or just use an email address and make a standalone one. I am not going over how to do this.
STEP #2: Import my feeds.
- Download this OPML file containing my feeds.
- Click the button at the bottom left (bottom of the sidebar) that says “Add Content”, then click “Sources”. Search for and add a random source to your feeds, like literally anything. As long as you have one source.
- Click the nearly invisible cog icon (settings) directly across from the word “FEEDS” in the sidebar. It should take you to the “Organize My Feeds” page. Here there is a line of text below the feeds organizing section that says:
More actions: add content, import OPML, export OPML, or erase account.
- Click on import OPML and locate the file you downloaded from me above STEP #1.
- Import. All the feeds should be in your sidebar now and you can click on anyone you like and read the articles they post.
STEP #3: Add your own feeds.
If you know of any Japanese news/blog sites that post interesting content, you can search for them by clicking Add Content > Sources and searching for them, or go to their website and get the RSS feed url. Feedly runs on RSS feeds. That is what gets imported from the OPML file I provided. You can even set it up to import YouTube channel subscriptions as RSS feeds, but Google will help you find a guide for that.
STEP #4: Make your feedly dashboard your browser’s homepage (optional but highly recommended)
That way you actually end up getting into the habit of looking at it, finding articles, and out of the habit of reading stuff in English (or your native language).