Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Weekly Question - Please help

Hi everyone. I have a really important question today. 

I follow 400 blogs and I'm really struggling to read them all, which I have been doing, but its getting too much.

What do you guys do? How many blogs do you read? How do you decide?
Only blogs that appeal to you or followers? Top commentators?

I want to cut the number I read by half, because I just don't have the time :( Any suggestions?


Steph said...

I have the same question and issue. My blogroll is about to collapse under its own weight. I try to stop by once in a while but it is hard to get to the middle of the list.
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Hott Books - Gina said...

I don't know about everyone else, but I do the following
1- I use google reader & separate the blogs I follow into categories
2- I pick a time to go through each category
3- I eliminate blogs that do not post what I like to read - i.e. I follow blogs specifically for book reviews so the ones who post mostly memes or who reviews of books I won't read or blogs who post reviews that are negative I clear out.
This usually keeps me to about 150... which is still sometimes massive so I don't read all of them. I skim titles, read what's interesting, and comment on things that really catch me.
Good luck coming up with a formula that suits you!!

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

I still haven't gotten to that point where my blogroll is so overwhelming...I usually can get through it in one sitting. I HAVE to check it at least twice a day, though, or else it is way too much! I remember taking a break day once, and I just skipped all the missed posts. There were too many. :S

Enbrethiliel said...


This is something I've been feeling overwhelmed by as well. I don't have any tried and tested solutions for you yet, Lu, but I'm about to try something new. I'm going to put the blogs I really make a point to read on the sidebar of my blog, and go through them from there. It will be more systematic visiting than I do these days from the list of blogs I follow on my Blogger Dashboard page.

I'll let you know how it works out for me! And I hope you find something that works for you, too. =)

Lu said...

Thanks so much for all the help guys!!

I'm going to put my blogs into categories, the ones i follow religiously (and those that comment a lot) and then the rest i skim through :)

thebookfairyhaven said...

I try my best to get around to as many as I can, and when I do, I usually do one batch in the morning and one batch in the evening. I also usually make a point of stopping by bloggers who visit and comment on my blogs often and regularly first before I get onto other blogs.

Lu said...

Yea i have a new system now, 50 top commentators i visit first, then 200 other commentators and blogs i like i visit next. Then i skim through the rest :)

Brenda Youngerman said...

I find that the blogs I like to visit are the bloggers who visit me. It seems rather unfair for me to go to blogs when the bloggers don't repeat in kind!

Lu said...

Definilty true Brenda!

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