Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Rumbling Around In My Brain

Last night as I got up for my 4 a.m trip to the loo (sorry, I CANNOT make it through a post without mentioning my bowel activity. I'll try to work on that.) I found myself wondering how many blogs we each have in our GoogleReader. Like, how many do you check, regularly, in a day?

I think my blog break made me realize how much time there is in a day when I don't dedicate half of it to all things in Blogdom. I'm not willing to give this up, mind you, to use that now available time to do things like play with my children, but I'm just curious how much time you think you spend, on average, blogging.

So we'll start with GoogleReader (and if you don't currently use that handy tool, then you sepnd WAY TOO MUCH TIME blogging and I can't help you.) How many blogs a) are in your GoogleReader and b) how much time do you spend reading them?

I have 23. I read new updates as they occur but check my computer way more times than I'd like to admit.

Don't be embarrassed. It's not nearly embarrassing as say, catching your friend rocking out in her car to "Barbie Girls."

23 comments:

debsters said...

Is 29 too many? Cameron said the other day, "You look at that a lot." (pointing to my laptop)
I need help!!!

Kelly said...

Ok...the "much older" friend doesn't know what google reader is.
I don't think I'm an addict yet, but isn't that always what addicts think?

The Garden Maiden said...

I have 50+ in my blog favorites, but only a dozen that I get to on a regular basis. Marilyn took her blogroll of her blog so I didn't have your link anymore, thanks to Dandee's post today I have yours back, and am now adding your link to my list!

I dont' care what you think, that pic of you is hot, preggers or not honey! By the way I love the babythingy with the growing baby! Very cool. How do you guys find these things. I am lucky if I get words on my blog, let alone pictures.

Nan said...

okay, im hooking up to google reader now. I needed a wake up call!

Lindsay said...

Nice Karen, real nice...

Jan said...

I need the Google Reader! Anyone willing to tutor a greenie?

Melissa said...

How many blogs are in my Google Reader? You want me to count them all?? Sigh... okay - there are 54. But, there are several that only blog once a month or less. And a few others that I need to just take off the reader because I pretty much hit "mark all read" every time they write something... isn't that terrible? For me, I break things up into chunks - I read a little in the morning, then the afternoon and then at night. I'm not even going to guess how much time I spend reading blogs... it will only make me cry... :)

Tharker said...

I have 31. Yeah. Way too much time at the computer.

Washington Rimmasch Family said...

I have 19 in mine and I check on and off all day long. Pathetic I know!

meohmyers said...

Yeah, 31 for me, too. I'm so glad there's google reader. My laundry would never get done without it.

Kris said...

I have 40 in my google reader. YIKES. But I do have to say that some of them I just skim over really quick and don't comment. Like the Pioneer Women's Blog. I never comment on hers, cuz she has like hundreds of comments, but I do enjoy her posts. I think I have about 25 friends that blog regularly! Good Topic Karen!

Kris said...

Oooh, are these the recipes for the food that we ate at your house? Yummy! Thanks for sharing. I'm excited to have those breadsticks! yummy!

::DANDEE:: said...

I can't say. I have just been humbled.

Ms. Kristen said...

I need serious help! Someone come sign me up for google reader along with the billion other things I am doing! No not Shane!

PRP said...

Come on Danyelle, don't be scared....

Sarah said...

Thanks Karen for posting those recipes. They were delicious and I can't wait to try them out for myself! I don't read enough blogs to use google reader, even though it would probably save me time on the blogs I do check. Good topic though. And I agree with everyone else that you are an adorable, stylish pregnant mom. You make it look easy!

Marilyn said...

Okay, I will be honest. I have 70, count them, 70 blogs in my google reader. Holy cow! Almost all of those I don't actually go to the blog, I just read it in google reader. I just get their great ideas and move on to the next one. Before google reader, I would visit their blog once a month or so.

I obviously spend WAAAAAY too much time blogging.

Don't judge me, at least I was honest.

Marilyn said...

I think I deserve an award.

PRP said...

You do deserve an award. Way to go, Marilyn!

Heather said...

64... but probably on 15-20 that will blog more than once a month.

Heather said...

only... sheesh

Movie Queen said...

Oh my gosh, people!! You are insane! I just added three new blogs to my google reader last night, bringing me up to a whopping 21 and I was freaking out that I am never going to have that much time to keep up on them. I only check other people's blogs once a day, but I check my own a few times. Hmm...what does that say about me?

Kristi said...

I have 16 on my google reader, and one private blog I read. I definitely waste too much time blogging. I rationalize it by counting it as my social life... otherwise, it'd be practically non-existant. Pretty sad. I'm w/Alicia in that I check my blog multiple times/day... I think it says that we care about people caring about us. Honestly, I don't think that's such a bad thing.