Friday, April 23, 2010

Blog Reading

Blog reading is more than an "Occasional Pursuit" for me. I am always curious about other people...what they are thinking...and how they do things. I guess I am an info junkie.

I can't figure out a good way to keep the blogs I subscribe to.  At present, I use Delicious tags and keep it opened in the sidebar. I first have to click on my Delicious tag, then click on the blog, and then it takes at least 2 or 3 seconds to load the whole blog. Of course, I don't want to wait 2 or 3 seconds!! :-)

I use to have IE as my browser and I really liked their bookmark and feed sidebar.  Firefox that I am using now.....not so much.....though it works much better as a browser on my computer.

I don't like Google Reader,either. Probably because I have to click to get Google's homepage, click on my Reader account, click on the blog.......It's all just too much clicking for me.

I spend waaaay too much time reading blogs.  I open one blog that I like, and before I know it, I follow links from it until I have clicked way off into the web and found at least another million blogs that I want to save. I can't spend the whole day reading blogs. I still have a house to clean and a husband to feed. But  I'm so afraid I'll miss something good!!

I know, I know - the logical thing to do is  to set a timer and when it goes off, just quit. Sometimes that works for me and sometimes it doesn't.........depending on my level of will power on that day..........and even on my best days, that's not so good.

I would like to know how others organize their bookmarks and use their blog reading time wisely.


  1. I use Bloglines. That way you see just the new posts and don't waste time going to blogs that haven't updated since the last time you were there. A couple I subscribe to as email. If you join as a follower all your blogs you follow are on your dashboard page.

    Hope that helps!


  2. 10 weeks ago I vowed to start exercising and get away from my computer. I started posting my blog entry on Thursday and doing all my blog reading on Saturday. I got up to 40 minutes a day on my exercise bike and lost 10 pounds but I am gradually finding myself slipping back into spending more and more time on computer again. The blogs I read are in my google reader and if I don't keep up on a regular basis, I soon have over 300 posts to make up my reading on. I'm still on my bike but have fallen back to 30 minutes a day and have gained back 2 1/2 pounds. It may be time for a blogger intervention.

  3. I simply bookmarked all the blogs in my Firefox browser, but I recently found a new addon called NewsFox that I am, incidentally, trying out today! Maybe that will help.

  4. I appreciate all of these suggestions. I will look at these methods and try to get myself a little more organized.

    Thanks so much.


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