Let's Talk About Blogging: How do YOU read blogs?
There was so much to take in, as there always is at one of these events, and I will most definitely share some of what I learnt in later posts. But a few things that were mentioned in passing got me thinking about how I read blogs, and how you guys read my blog.
I've had this post sitting in my drafts folder for ages now, about 6 months. It came to me
How do YOU read blogs?
Yes of course I know how you read, you spent many years as a young child learning. What I really wanna know, is how do you keep on top of all the blogs you like and love? How do you get through all of the thousands of new posts by the hundreds of awesome bloggers out there?
|Mah Blogging Bitches - Two of the awesome bloggers I was lucky enough to meet, Emily from Have a Laugh on Me & Bec from Mumma Tells
I've tried a few different things.
In the beginning I used to follow via Google Reader and when I logged in to Blogger I could easily scroll through all the new posts and click on the ones I wanted to read of.
Then I started a system in my browser's favourites folder, where I would have them saved into three categories:
A List Blogs, the ones I checked every day for new posts;
B List Blogs (you can see where I'm going with this, right?), the ones I checked every week for new posts;
and C List Blogs, the ones I checked every month or so.
Now there are too many, and I read a lot from my iPhone and iPad, so it just doesn't work that way anymore.
Now I subscribe to everyone's blogs via email. I've created a folder where they're all sent automatically and I scroll through and read at leisure. I find subscribing by email to be one of the easiest ways, as long as I keep on top of it!
I also come and go from Bloglovin but I've been thinking lately that I really need to give it a proper go. What I love about Bloglovin is the ability to go from post to post and comment straight on the blogger's blog. Something which you can't do via the email because you have to click over to the blog and then comment, something which I don't always have time for.
There are so many awesome blogs that I just love to read and I just don't have time to read them all as soon as they post, so I tend to binge-read. I won't read someones blog for a few weeks, or a month or so, but then I'll go and read every post they have written in that time-frame. I only tend to leave comments on one or two of the posts, lest I seem like a crazy stalker bitch!
And that's another thing, how do you find the time to comment on all the posts you read? Do you comment on all the posts you read?
Personally, I reckon I only leave a comment on about 50% of posts. Mostly because I read them while feeding the baby or during other snatched pieces of time and think "I'll go back later to comment on that" and then totally forget and never get around to it!
So I would love to know, how do you read blogs?
What's your favourite way to get new post updates?
Do you binge-read like me?
And is your blog on Bloglovin? If it is I'd love for you to let me know in the comments so I can make sure I am following you. You can find me on Bloglovin, or subscribe to new posts via email below.
Linking up with Essentially Jess for IBOT.