Sep 15, 2009

My latest obsession: So many blogs, so little time

I love blogs. My love for them is part of why I started writing my own. I love discovering people's stories, and seeing where they are in their walk of life.

I read a lot of blogs every morning - it was my routine with my breakfast. And then, I discovered Google reader. I want to hug whoever created this at Google. If you have a Gmail account, you have Google reader. You enter the blog website into the subscription block, click "add" and ba da boom! Every time something new is posted on that blog, the reader notifies you. You can check all the blogs you read in one place.

Sounds like a pretty useful tool, right? It makes it easy to add a blog. And to add another one. And another one. In my Google reader I have 52 blogs I am following. Fifty-two! That's a lot, but the frequency of posts doesn't make it overwhelming. There are usually a few new entries each time I log in. 

However. When I start following a blog I like to really know about the writer so I can make enlightened comments - which means I start from their first post and read all the way through to their most recent post. That can be a little overwhelming. 

I really enjoy all these blogs though - and I have taken the liberty to update my blogroll. Not sure where to start? Try Overheard in the Office - people submit funny things they hear co-workers say (in and out of context). It's updated hourly, and hilarious! Need some ideas for dates? Try Love, Actually

Want some good book reviews? Try Lisa at Knitting Yarns, Leetid's Reading, or Book Me In. Celebrity pictures and fun fashion news - then head over to Miss K's Love, Lipstick, and Pearls. Okay, okay, I could do this all day - all of the blogs on my blog roll are great - check them out! 

Any other blog addicts out there? If you have a blog leave a comment and I'll be sure to check yours out! 

5 comments:

Rose Hill said...

Dude. You are so behind! I've been using my Google reader for a couple years now! If I don't check it once a day I have a build up of at least 100 new posts ;)

That's just missing one day!

Spare Thoughts said...

52, that's nothing I've got a 157, including your lovely blog. I've only recently discovered Google Reader, but it makes life sooo much easier.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I am a blogoholic as well. Totally an addiction. And yes, google reader is a God send!!

Thanks for the shout out!! I really enjoy reading your blog as well!

Now I need to check out some of the other blogs you've highlighted & those in your blog roll. One of my goals for my time off is to update the blog roll on my blog!

Nicole said...

I don't know what I'd do without Google Reader! I was away for the weekend and am overwhelmed with the number of posts that I need to catch up on!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

That is exactly what I was like when I started reading blogs - I liked to read EVERY blog from the beginning and find out their story. I finally realized there was NO time for that! Haha. I now have almost 200 blogs in my reader - but I have them separated into different folders, which really helps it be less overwhelming. I feel a little ridiculous that I let my google reader overwhelm me so much but I feel like I'm missing out on my FRIENDS lives if I don't read my fav blogs every day!!

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