Friday, January 7, 2011

How Do You Read Blogs?

For a long time, I would create vast bookmark lists, and try and keep up on blogs that way.  It never really worked for me, as inevitably, I would get sick or busy, fall behind, and never feel like I could catch up, so I would just stop reading.

I don't know why I resisted an RSS reader for so long.  Probably because really, I'm an ornery cuss.  But I kind of stumbled into Google Reader in the last few months and man, do I feel like an idiot for not using something before now.  It totally suits my reading style (fast and dirty), and I can keep up no matter where I'm reading (work, home, visiting folks, whatevs).  Also, it means I can keep up with more than the 300 you're limited to using the blogspot dashboard (which also just didn't work for me).

If you are a hearty blog enthusiast, how do you keep up on everything?

And if you have a blog without an RSS feed: seriously, don't do that.  I'm never going to email subscribe.  Ever.  Give me a RSS feed or google friend connect.  Don't be the one bottle that won't fit in the fridge.  Wine I will tape to something and figure out, a blog I want to try and keep up with? Not so much.

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  1. i love google reader! i don't know what i did before, well, i do-it was subsribe via email. i know, how archaic, lol. how does one know that your blog is in another's reader. i mean, i think i have it set up...i guess i could subsribe to my own and see...hmm.

  2. Hmmm, do you use feedburner for your feeds? Because you can go to and see how many people do stuff with your feed. Clicks, etc. I think blogger defaults to that, so you probably do. You would just have to use your google login to get in there.

  3. yeah Google reader is sooooo convenient. I've been using it for a while now :-)

  4. Hey there! Thanks for linking up to It's Freakin' Friday!

    Anestazia <3

    p.s. I use Google Reader & I lovvveee it!

  5. I'm surprised I don't use my reader more, since I'm a Q&D kind of girl. I sure don't want to be the bottle that doesn't fit in the 'frig! ;)

  6. Thanks so much for swinging by and leaving me a comment! Google Reader rocks!

  7. I resisted the reader too, but now I know Google Reader is the only way to go! Changed my life - seriously. :)

    Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comment on my dining room and light fixture! Welcome back anytime.
    Meredith @ Welcome to Heardmont

  8. Hey lady!
    So I use An rss feed on my phone but I just found this thing called bloglovin and it's awesome. You should check it out fo sho.

    Love your guts

  9. i don't even know what rss feed is. hmm... now i need to go research to see if i'm doing something wrong.

  10. Happy Monday!

    Thanks for following my blog . . . I'm following you back!

    As time goes by, my Google Reader has way too many items . . . that is how I used to keep track. Maybe I will go back to it, but it gets overwhelming at times.

    What I've been doing is keeping up through the blog hops. I visit those I follow through the list and try to follow new people on each blog hop I participate in.

    Have an awesome week Alicia . . . Gina

    check out my profile for a complete listing of all my blogs :)

  11. I use Google Reader! I use to do EXACTLY what you did...just bookmark them all and visit them constantly. I will never do that again!

    Google Reader is fantastic!


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