As part of my recent interview on blogging with Societe Amore, I was asked if I was "addicted to blogging". I didn't think I was, but I honestly said I checked my blog and email multiple times throughout the day. I thought it was no big deal.
That interview was done before I went out of town for five (painfully long) days with limited Internet access. It was one of those non-stop, whirlwind trips, but despite 18 hours days, blurry-eyed, I still squeezed in at least an hour a night to "check-in" with the blogosphere.
Busted! I'm addicted.
Or am I?
I realized I was not so much addicted to checking my blog, I was addicted to checking yours! Since my time was limited on the trip, my frustration rose as I tried to figure out the most efficient way to read blogs.
Here's my dilemma. Before I started blogging, I'd spent a sum total of 15 minutes in the blog world! Translation: I didn't have a clue how things worked. So every time I found a new blog I enjoyed, I clicked on whatever link, bookmark, subscription or follow button (if any) they offered, so I could revisit them. Now I have several different lists, with over 200 great blogs that I read regularly, but no easy way to keep track of them!
Even though I use the "favorite blogs" gadget on my own blog, with a short list of faves, 200 favorite blogs is way to many for that feature, isn't it? The page would scroll for a mile.
You might have noticed, from my previous posts, that I'm usually freakishly organized, but I'm also one of those people who can't remember names but I recognises faces. Well, in blogging, as you know, it's multiplied ten fold. I remember photos, user names and blog names but I can't remember who goes with what. It's making me nuts!
So, my dear blog friends, am I missing something when it comes to tracking favorite blogs and their owners? Is there one universal way to keep track, a secret handshake I need to learn, or a simple step in the equation that I'm missing? I really need your help. Otherwise I might miss you, lose you, or end up in the loony bin for stressed out blog addicts.
How do you keep track of your favorite blogs?
PS-- To thank you in advance for your advice, here's a tip for you....
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