Most blog readers subscribe to an rss feed to help them keep up to date with what their favourite bloggers have to say. I read about 100 blogs, consequently after our time away, I have come home with 745 new items to read. So what tips can you give, Dear Reader?
- Should I cut down on the number of regular feeds?
- Skim read when I have to catch up?
- Have an inner and outer circle, ie a mixture of the two above?
- Always read those who commentate on my blog post?
The truth for me is that when I am faced with a lot of catching up, I firstly check out those who have commented on me – this starts to build up a kind of 1st class blogger relationship; we know one another better than the average blogger. Secondly, I check out favourite reads – often these are people who have similar interests to mine. Finally I skim read the rest. Once I have added someone to google reader I rarely take them off, though it is not unknown.
What about you?
How do you manage your regular blogging reads and friends?