Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Blog Reading... all caught up

Since mid-December, my blog reading slowed dramatically. I chose to keep up on the very few blogs where I know and interact with their authors on a semi-daily basis, so I could keep up to date with them. It's kinda funny how even though these are friends who I mostly talk to, or at least IM with for a few minutes everyday, we still really keep up on each other through our blogs. Which goes to show you that we truly are open people on our blogs, as you get all the juicy details that you would tell to a really good friend.

Ok, maybe not all of the details. Like I know that my friend's kid clogs the toilet more often then the parents... you know stuff like that doesn't always get shared on the blog.

So after almost a month of an effort to focus on improving my productivity and functionality in my life as a whole, I have caught up on most of my blog reading.

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Of course, I was not able to read ALL of the posts of the blogs I like to follow, because some of you had a good 30+ posts, and blogger/google has been having mucho issues and maintenance going on, so my little 10-15 breaks were being bombarded with 500 errors, so I admit I did spend more time on you wordpress, typepad and personal domainers out there.

That being said, I am now limiting my bloggy activities to 30 minutes per day. If I'm not reading or doing any other activity on the train (and I actually get my butt to the train station on time everyday so I don't have to drive to work) I will be writting my posts then so that doesn't count into my 30 minutes per day. If I'm unable to keep to my 30 minute allowance, then I will have to weigh out the pros and cons of just reading or just writting, or maybe I might have to give it up. I'm so not an in-between type of person. I'm all about the extremes.

At least now that Bloglines doesn't say I have 194 posts to read, it isn't quite so daunting (although it appears that many blogspot RSS feeds aren't working so who knows if I really do have more posts to read and I'm just kidding myself into believing I've caught up). But it does give me an exercise in choosing and sticking to my priorities.


J said...

Wow...30 minutes a day? You go girl!

Ally Bean said...

I hope that you're more successful at limiting yourself than I was. I've tried to say only one hour per day, but it never worked because I never know when I'm going to be moved to write. Or when I'll find some of my bloggy friends have super compelling posts that I just have to read now.

But I'll be rooting for you to succeed and take no offensive if I don't see you very often. You go girl-- or more appropriately-- you "no" girl!

ML said...

Yeah, you're all caught up!

Py Korry said...

30 minutes? I don't think I could do it, but I have a job where I can read a blog, comment, and do some work, read a blog, comment, do some work...You know, wash, rinse, and repeat.

Beenzzz said...

I couldn't get through all the blogs I read in 30 minutes either. Maybe an hour on a good day. Good that you're all caught up though. :)