I love reading blogs. I have a hard time keeping up with them, though. I have a hard time remembering to go look at the ones I love, and I can't seem to find a good way to organize them to make things easier for myself. I get some via e-mail, but sometimes if I'm away from the computer for a few days (which often happens on the weekends) the messages get buried, and then I feel too busy to open them and click through to read when I'm in the middle of trying to catch up.
I tried setting up a blog reader after Google Reader shut down, but I really don't like the way it works on my tablet. I have this vision of lounging in my recliner with a cup of coffee browsing through my favorite blogs as if I'm reading a magazine created just for me. The current blog reader I'm using just doesn't work nicely for that. So I'm making a plan to make blog reading easier so I stop missing really cool things.
Step #1: Pick my top ten favorite blogs (I'm contemplating putting a note in my calendar to reassess this every couple of months as my whims shift).
These are the blogs I'm thinking of including so far:
I'm going to look through my various blog lists and round this out to ten. That way I should always have a few new things to read every day even if some of these aren't updated daily. But if I hold my "read all the time" list to ten, I think that will keep it manageable. I hope.
So two questions here. First, what are your favorite creative, inspiring, artsy, or writerly blogs? And next, if you use a blog reader which one do you like?
Off to finish my list now. See you tomorrow!