As I mentioned a few days ago, I add to my list of blogs weekly. I've gotten quite a list going in my "Blogs I follow". Maybe it's not as many as other people, but it's a lot for me (imho). And I don't even have all the ones from my favorites folder on the desktop added. Those are mostly lost anyway with the motherboard crash. :(
A few years ago, when I'd heard others talk about Google Reader, I thought I needed to check it out. I did. I hated it. Absolutely hated it. I can't pinpoint why I hated it and still hate it, but it just didn't seem convenient to me for some reasons. So, at the time, I went without reading some of my favorite blogs for a while. That isn't necessarily a bad thing as I can spend too much time reading blogs. :( I just stuck with the convenient list of my peeps' blogs on the sidebar of my own blog. But, I wasn't that good at clicking on them regularly to see if they'd been updated.
Then, one day, I changed my blog layout to the current layout and did away with the side bars, thus doing away with my list of blogs linked here. Hmmmph... wasn't sure I liked that. But, as I was fishing around more in my blogger dashboard, I paid more attention to the "Reading List" options. I decided to see what it was all about and check it out. That was one of the best decisions I've made in the world of blogging. I love my daily blog updates. I love Firefox and the way I have it set up. If the updated blog looks interesting, I click it and it opens in a new tab so I can read the entire entry and comment if I so choose. Easy peasy, life made easy by Blogger.
I know some of you may already use this option and think I'm just repeating the obvious, but I was just thinking about it as I was checking for Sunday morning updates here late Sunday evening my time. (I'm Future Girl, dontcha know? ;) ) I was just thinking how novel it is and how easy it makes blog reading. And how addictive it makes blog reading. LOL It's also probably the main reason I don't blog as much. I go into my dashboard with intentions to click "New Post" and instead, scroll down just to check and see if there's anything new out there. LOL Then I get distracted reading and forget what I was going to blog about. OR I look at the time and realize I've spent too much time here, so I promise I'll come back later and blog, but mostly forget to do that. LOL
How do you read your favorite blogs? What "system" works for you?