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What's your blog reading philosophy?

There's a lot of blogs out there. When I started blog reading I couldn't get enough.

Now, it became a burden. I've abandoned using a newsreader. Instead, I rely on Powermarks ( http://www.kaylon.com/power.html ) for easy categorizing of my blogroll. I just go to the sites I like when I have time.

My main blogroll now: Joel and Larkware.

I figure if anything big happens Larkware will cover it.  Larkware is a daily thing and the content is so valuable I can't miss it.

I don't mind subscribing to a few others as long as they don't inundate you with posts--you know who I'm talking about here.

SteveL
Sunday, November 16, 2003

Just the facts ma'am. 

I subscribe to 2 general news feeds, 1 weather feed, 2 local bloggers, 3 tech/business blogs & Phil Greenspun.

ted
Sunday, November 16, 2003

I've never subscribed to or really consistently read any blogs, but I have a backup of http://shes.aflightrisk.org/ on my hard drive by month to print out and read someday. For my tech fix I visit http://www.freshnews.org/ and see what interests me, and that's about it.

btw, PowerMarks is awesome.

www.MarkTAW.com
Sunday, November 16, 2003

I probably read about 20 blogs. 10 on an "everyday" basis. No fancy software, just favourites in ie....

James'Smiler' Farrer
Sunday, November 16, 2003

I just keep a short list in a sidebar on my own blog.  If I find myself visiting a page often, I'll add it to the sidebar.  This helps keep my link list fairly stable, since the bother of launching InterDev and retyping my login/pw means I only add links I really like.  (=

Sam Livingston-Gray
Sunday, November 16, 2003

Reading about 75. Almost all of them get updated once or twice a week. Using an aggregator. Unless I'm investigating and/or responding, I generally spend about 15 minutes a day on it, and learn a lot in the process.

Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
Sunday, November 16, 2003

272 :-(

I scan them very quickly and only read what I'm *really* interested in but that's the point of having an aggregator. I'd be lost  without it :-)

Taka
Sunday, November 16, 2003

SharpReader - don't know what I would do without it.

I read a *lot* of blogs, have learnt a lot of new and intersting stuff which I would have otherwise not know.

The other interesting thing is that the number of ideas I have exchanged with people.

Prakash S
Sunday, November 16, 2003

I use awasu to read the various feeds...

main feed is from the jos forums. There are a couple of blogs i read as soon as there's new content including jos, raymond chen and eric sink.

Other blogs i read if i have time: Len Holgate, Freedom to Tinker (Edward W Felten) and Brad Wilson.

Then there's others when i'm bored or trying to kill some time (lots of microsoft blogs fall into this category)

I have about 25 feeds subscribed all up.

ko
Sunday, November 16, 2003

http://voxday.blogspot.com/

Jason Watts
Monday, November 17, 2003

http://www.newsgator.com and about 30 feeds - but no more than 10 of them update daily, and I cull quickly, so I spend about 15-20 minutes a day. Much less than I spent when I used plain IE.

Phoenix
Monday, November 17, 2003

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