I’m the type of person who loves making To Do lists. I feel all organized when I have everything laid out in an orderly list, and then I feel super awesome as I cross everything off.
But my Google Reader? Oh gosh, that is one list that drives me crazy!
When I go through one of my folders, I get that feeling of *Whew* I AM FREAKING AMAZING!
But then someone makes a post and that beautiful feeling of successful completion evaporates!
But that’s not what I should be feeling at all, right? I should be happy. I love reading blogs. So why has this become stressful? Because I’ve allowed my Google Reader to get too big (look at my blogroll. You think that’s big? My GR list is even bigger).
I’ve mentioned it before, but I’ll say it again: I’m a more is more kind of person. Sometimes this is good, but other times it leads me to get in over my head. In all my excitement of blogging, I went around like a mad woman following everyone that looked like they had a remotely interesting blog. If every blog was a tiny grain of sand, this is what my Google Reader would look like:
A little daunting, huh? Something needs to be done, but what?
|The love went away??|
I really don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings by un-following them. I know it hurts, it’s happened to me before! But, hey, it happens, right?
So I am coming to all of you to help me out here!
How many blogs do you follow?
Of the blogs you follow, how many do you comment on? Seriously, some of you are commenting champions. I am in awe of your prolific and substantial comments.
How in the world do you manage to read all of the blogs you follow and leave so many great comments? Do you have a system? If so, please share!
To help me out here, I’m going to take all of your advice, think about this situation, and participate in the Bird in the Hand Blogroll Challenge hosted by Steph at Fangs, Wands, and Fairy Dust. The challenge officially begins March 1st and runs through March 31st. The rules are flexible with a great “do what works for you” attitude.