I regularly read over 350 blogs (and feel like I should be following more). Some post daily, others more sporadically. They fall into 4 general catagories- cooking, library, knitting (and design) and technology blogs.
The key to all keeping this under control is by using a blog reader, so then I don’t have to keep going back and checking them one by one.
Since moving over to Google Reader in 2009 i have often (over 1300 times) favourited posts to go back to and read again at another time. Of course this never happens and so today I went through all the saved ones from 2009 and un-starred those that had past its use-by date (mainly technology posts).
For (mainly my benefit) and your amusement, here are a few of those posts in 2009 that I still found interesting today. Interestingly I could see how my use of the reader has changed over time. It started out in 2009 being all about libraries and technology, and then in January 2010 I imported my knitting blogs in from Bloglines, and then finally adding into it food and design blogs in late 2010.
- Librarians Matter- Philosophy of PowerPoint
- Not All Bits- Wonderful Things on the Cheap- iPhone Document Scanner
- David Lee King- Real-Time Libraries
- Librarians Matter- Flickr and Zotero
- ReadWriteWeb- Your “Real” Friends are Your Online Friends
- TechCrunch- Crowdsourcing a Cookbook
- XKCD- Tech Support Cheat Sheet
- TechCrunch- DeepDyve (itunes for scientific papers)
- ReadWriteWeb- Turn Your Win7 Computer into a WiFi Router