Tuesday, March 09, 2010

paring down the reader

i know i've blogged about my love of google reader before but let me recap: if you read a handful of blogs and you're tired of clicking through all the blogs everyday only to find no one has posted anything, you need reader. you make a list of your blog subscriptions and then when you get on your computer with plans for blog catch-up, you simply log into reader and all the new posts from your subscriptions will pop up on the lefthand toolbar. then you can read the blog on reader or you can click on it and go to the blog (so that you can comment...because that's important to a blogger.)

anyways, today i logged into my reader after a couple days (COUPLE) and found that i had 391 posts to read. oh brother. i need to start weeding out my reader.

here are some keepers, some of which i've posted here before, i know. (besides my friends whose links are over there ->):

rookie moms: two moms who have written a book and post about activities you can do with your kid among other interesting mom-related things. a must-read for moms.

cup of jo: she posts many times a day so a bit harder to keep up but it's a lot of fashion, design, suggestions of websites to check out, etc. not a lot of reading. lots of pretty photos and cool sites.

centsational girl: a thrifty DIYer with tutorials and then lots of posts about decor.

make and takes: craft. food. fun. it speaks for itself. my crafting inspiration.

little green notebook:decor DIYs and inspiration links.



Centsational Girl said...

I couldn't live without my Reader ! It helps me absorb a lot of posts in a little time so I know how you feel ! Thanks so much for the shout out, I'm honored to have made the cut. :-)

Margaret said...

How funny, I did the SAME thing just the other day! Sometimes I get really into a blog for a few days/weeks/months, and then when my interest wanes it just piles up in the Google reader. So I had a spring cleaning recently.

However, I've kept a ton of blogs that friends started up forever ago but never post on, just because I want to know if they ever decide to start blogging again!

Megan Thiessen said...

can you get a reader if you don't have a google account?? I think I've tried before & it didn't work.

Bec Shulba said...

megs - i have a hotmail address that i use as my google account for my reader. :)

theRachel said...

I think I need to do this as well - currently I have 317 posts in my reader to read. Augh.