Another function of a Google Account is a Google Reader. I have created a powerhouse of wonderful ideas through blogs I can access via my Google Reader.
I receive RSS feeds about some of the blogs which are listed on the SLV Victorian PLN site (e.g., Bright Ideas, Hey Jude and Will Richardson).
My Google Reader allows me to subscribe to receive RSS feeds through other blogs including:
With a large amount of information available via blogs, having RSS feeds through my Google Reader allows me to keep abreast of recent posts on blogs.