From An Island Life:
In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.
Thanks so much to ALL of you who helped me out last week with my question about blog comment management! I have recently started responding to most comments via email and I'm finding it SO much easier to keep up with! THANK YOU!!!
I now have a list of 4 more questions related to blogging! Don't worry, I only have one question today. Don't wanna clog your brain up too much. My question this week is: How many blogs do you follow? And more importantly, How do you keep up with them all?? Doh, I guess that's actually 2 questions. Oh well, never was good at that whole math thing.
And to answer my own question, I follow about 100 blogs. I know... it's a problem. I've recently gone through and took out some of the ones I'm not particularly crazy about, but that's still left a LOT of blogs! I'm using Google Reader in conjunction with Blogger to follow those blogs. So far I'm pretty happy with Google Reader... but seriously... I don't have that much time on my hands. Maybe you haven't noticed, but I have twin toddlers! As a result, at this very moment I have 676 unread new material in my blog reader. Part of that is due to the fact that I didn't get ANY reading done while we were all sick 2 weeks ago so I have a bit of a backlog.
One of my little "rules" that I made for myself is that if someone follows my blog, I follow theirs. So inevitably my list of reading material will continue to grow. Plus of course I follow some blogs that I just HAVE to read, such as Cake Wrecks and Pioneer Woman.
Any suggestions? Is there something I should be doing that I'm not doing? Is there a blog reader that's better than Google? I realize I'm following too many blogs... I'm trying to work on that.
One of these days I'd actually like to pick up a book rather than read everyone's blog. lol