I have heard a lot of people complain about the number of blogs that are available for subscription on Kindle. After all, people like to read anything they like on their Kindles and not be limited to Boing Boing or Slash Dot. But the truth is, you can read any blog you want on your Kindle for free! Thanks to the little miracle service called BlogLines. All you have to do is add your feeds to your Bloglines account and then use your Kindle browser to read them on a daily basis.
But here is the bigger problem. Not all blogs are meant to be read on Kindle. Those that are image heavy or not code compliant make look awkward on Kindle. Now if you are hoping to get the latest industry number from a report on a text heavy blog, then Kindle will do just fine. But as of now, Kindle is not yet ready for Prime time for blog freaks like me. Besides, who doesn’t want to monetize their blogs with Kindle. Right now, there is no easy way to monetize your blog on Kindle store. But industry insiders are telling us that the plan is to introduce a blog/feed solution for publishers to monetize their content. If that is true, then a whole lot of people are going to make a buck or two with this device, and all this would make Kindle even more attractive, but until then, I am going to stick with Bloglines and avoid those subscription fees (let’s hope Amazon doesn’t block Bloglines). 🙂