I'm getting fed up with the way I have organized my blog reading. I know, I have that dandy list of links down there on the right, but since I created that I've added at least 20 other blogs to my 'blogs' folder in my bookmarked favorites. At one time, I was all about keeping my bookmarked blogs in alphabetical order...and then I got lazy and just slapped them in the folder and forgot about re-arranging them. There are some blogs that I check every day, and others just every now and again...and others that I no longer read, but they're still in there. There are even one or two that I still enjoy reading, but their sites do something funny to my computer - either their columns overlap and I can't read all the text, or the site just causes my computer to have a seizure and freeze. I can't really read those any longer, but I want to and so I keep them around in case...something changes?
I can't decide if I should keep my links posted on the right - because then there is the expectation that I'll keep the list updated and, well, I'm lazy. However, when I'm at a computer other than THIS one it's very handy to pull up my blog and then use the link list to check in on other sites. That happens frequently because sometimes I grab a few minutes on the older computer upstairs that the kids use for games, and then there are those couple of times a year that I tag along on a business trip with Rob.
Lisa has a whole separate page for her links, and I'm considering that option as well. Even if I created a links page, I'd still have to use my favorites folder, I think, because a couple of the blogs I read are private.
I've got the desire to re-arrange those bookmarks in my favorites folder, but I can't get off the mark because I'm not sure how I want to organize them. By frequency - those that I visit every day, etc? By locale - the STL Metro people, and then...actually, I'm not sure I know all the locales I'm reading. And then, what about bloggers that blog at more than one site? Sadly, even if they have links to their other sites I don't always remember to click through unless they mention it. I don't have to read every one of their sites, but usually I enjoy reading them in the different areas.
I have no idea how Google reader and things like that work, and I haven't ventured there because I slightly afraid that I'll find MORE blogs that I HAVE to add to my list.
I'm ready to be enlightened, if you'd like to share your blog-reading methodology.