Sometimes, I’m just a busy bee! So please, tell me, how to do you keep track of all your blog reading? Here’s how I do it:
I have two much loved blogs and they receive pride of place on my bookmarks bar at the top of my page. These are blogs that thousands of people comment on, so they are ‘famous’ to me!
Then I have some folders, and here’s how they roll
Food/recipes, with general food blogs, but then recipes in a Sweet folder and a Savoury folder
Next up is Mommy DIY. This features US/Candian blogs that are DIY/mommy blogs (where they talk about raising their kids amongst other things)
Read Fridays is a seldom use folder, but has blogs I know haven’t posted a lot regularly, so I think ‘oh I’ll check them once a week’, and Friday is usually my day off (or slow day). Honestly though, I often don’t look at the 4 blogs listed in there!
PF is for Personal Finance and I group all those blogs I like to read about their debt journey etc. There’s probably a few blogs I could take off this list, cause they are no longer capturing me, or they aren’t posting regularly (and could move into the Read Fridays folder perhaps?) There’s about 15 blogs in this category at the moment.
The next folder is Subscribe which is for some of the blogs I get direct emails from (others email me, and don’t get bookmarked. I’m not sure why, perhaps just not that thorough). Some of the PF blogs I get direct emails from too, but they stay in the PF folder. There’s 10 blogs on this list, and they are largely regular readers of this blog too. Awww thanks for reading!
My followers is a different tab, and holds all my readers that are on Blogspot. Why? Cause I can’t read your blogs at work, so I like to have a tab that I know to head to when I get home if I want to comment or read your posts.
Next is a folder I just decided could be consolidated to the above, called Read at home which was for the same reasons as above – blogs I couldn’t access at work, where I used to get the bulk of my internet!
Lastly I have a collection of posts on reaching a greater readership or improving my blog. I don’t really refer to these, but for some reason felt the need to keep them bookmarked?!
Sometimes I think I should resort them, making sure all the blogspot ones are in one tab (with the typepad blogs too, cause I can read those at work, but not comment). I would like that lovely little matched iconography!
So, please share with me how you manage your blog reading. Do you rely on emails? Do you have a set time, and open all your bookmarks? How do you deal with blogs who drop in writing frequency?