Everyone has their own favorite methods for readings blogs and each depends on how many blogs you read and how much free time you have. For example, before I started blogging I read about three blogs per day, so I would just type their urls right in. My parents like getting blog posts in their email box, as do my friends with jobs which prevent them from accessing blogs at work, smart people! Some people I know like to organize their blogs in a reader, that's what happens when you want an RSS feed of a blog, that allows you to organize blogs by day of the week, category, favorites, whatever you'd like. THe downside to this is that you still have to click on the blog to leave a comment. At least, that's the biggest downside for me, I love getting your comments, and I'm less worried about getting your pageviews to "count" which only happens when you visit an actual website.
My favorite is to subscribe in Google Reader, then use the "Next" button in my toolbar to be brought to the next unread blog post on my list. So I can surf from It All Started With Paint to Crafty, Scrappy, Happy to Young House Love to Tatertots and Jello...
So that way my views "count" for my friends' blogs and I can leave them fun, funny, attempting-to-be-witty comments to my hearts content.
Here is the button on my toolbar in the top left.
To get it, go to Google Reader, and click on the little gear on the right. Then scroll down to Reader Settings.
Drag and drop the Next Bookmark onto your toolbar and you are done!
I do find it harder to find time in the summer to read all my favorite blogs, but this way I also get nice surprises and sometimes wind up on a blog I might have forgotten about if I was just looking at a list.
What's your favorite way to keep up with your favorite blogs?
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