Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Reading Blogs

I don't know about you guys, but I have a heck of a time keeping up with all the blogs I subscribe to. I mean what with work and those darn kids and boyfriend getting in the way, I have to actually do stuff instead of sitting and reading!! I use Google Reader & subscribe to.... ohhh.... 148 blogs. (Ok, ok - stop it! I know, I subscribe to too many - it's self-defeating! I get it!)

But still.

If I miss like one day, I have over 300 posts to read. And I don't even know why I subscribe to TMZ or Huffington Post - I NEVER read those... they post about 65 million posts a day & it makes me crazy.

I have issues - or maybe a wee touch of OCD? I hear you thinking that.

But seriously - do you guys just read far fewer? Skim them? What?

I know I don't have to read them all... but I like to.

Maybe all the blog writers just need to take a break one day a week, to give us mere mortals a chance to catch up....?

Maybe I need to get a life? (Don't answer that!)


Gwen said...

That is a hella lot of blogs. Do you really care about 148 people? When I went dark awhile ago, I pared down my Google Reader to 13 blogs. That's about all I can keep up with. Sometimes, if I have a spare minute, I'll go check up on people I haven't read in awhile, but in general, 13 blogs is all I have time for.

Family Adventure said...

Hi there!

I keep up with about 20 blogs. And they don't all post every day (like you...not multiple posts every day, thanks). I find it manageable. Also, I don't feel like I need to respond to everything everyone writes. But I try to be supportive if someone's not getting a lot of feedback, 'cause I know I'd appreciate it, too.

148 - that's ambitious! But if you are going to cut it down, keep me, keep me, keep me!! :)

- Heidi

niobe said...

I'm also subscribed to far too many blogs. One compromise might be to pare down your list on google reader and put a blogroll up somewhere. Then you can keep up on a daily basis with the blogs you care most about and, every once in awhile, click through your blogroll to check out the others.

Tracy said...

I have several bookmarked.... and my Xanga buds (about 7 of those)... probably only about 10-12 total that I can read... occasionally I'll jump around, following links on other people's sites... but I just can't get that invested in other people's lives... I guess I'd rather just have a few that I really enjoy than a bunch that I just feel so-so about... I don't know how you do it!!!

Kate said...

I have just over twenty blogs that i am subscribed to, but the problem is that I keep on finding more. Occasionally I go through and purge my bookmarks and bloglines but I still find myself running out of time to read, today for instance I have 54 to read, am only four down on the list!!