Monday, October 17, 2011

How do you keep up with all those blogs?

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So how do you keep up with the blogosphere?
I would love to know your secret.

I must admit that I currently find myself in a place where I find it difficult to make time to stop by and comment on all those lovely blogs I follow. I feel that I should comment on every post but that is just not possible I need time to take care of my little family, to socialize a bit and of course to read as well as visiting other blogs.

 I used to follow over 180 blogs and now I see that my days only has so many hours and I need to cut back on some blog reading it is just taking to much of my time. Plus I lose of my own precious blogging time. This along with unread books gives me bloggers guilt deluxe. I need to figure out how to manage my time in a reasonable way.


  1. This is a dilemma that I think we all face. I wish I had time to read more books, blog more, and comment more, but with a full time job something has to give. My routine is fairly consistent though. I am an early riser and try to post two reviews a week, and comment on all my favorite blogs everyday. Lately I have been checking out my reader and looking for reviews I am interested in or post that catch my eye and stop by to add my two cents. One thing I have stopped doing is fretting over it. Blogging is fun and I want to keep it that way so I do what I can and let go of what I can't.

  2. I definitely understand your issue, I have it myself too. But I try to prioritize those taking time to stop by and comment on my blog first of all and then I also have my list of favourite blogs, which I stop by daily. Then when I have the time, I browse the latest posts in my feed reader and stop by those I find interesting.

    I know it's impossible reading and commenting on everything of all the many awesome blogs out there, but it's definitely nice with the reader to at least browse through after interesting stories. I might not stop by them all constantly, but I do stop by more these days and have even found more blogs to add to my favourite list. :)

    I really hope you manage to find a good solution to the problem! It's a bit frustrating, but don't feel guilty. There's so many, it's hard making time for them all. Better to manage and make time for a few at least. :)

  3. This is a big issue with me at the moment. I feel like my blog has taken a life of its own and I am struggling to fit everything in. I feel like I am neglecting my family lately in order to keep up with blogs. Something has to give soon.

  4. I face the same problem all the time, but lately I've been making things easier for myself. I have a favorite bloggers folder in my Google Reader, so I always scroll through their posts first. I try to get all the participants of the days meme commented on first, then move on to fun giveaways, then check out reviews for books I've either read or am interested in reading. Then I try to get all my comment-backs for people who leave links to their posts, and then I just scroll through and look for interesting posts for whoever is left.

    I spend a considerable amount of time trying to comment, and sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn't. Some people get comments every day, some only get them once a week, but that's just how it is. I'm sure most people don't even notice, but for bloggers I adore, I want them to know how much I appreciate what they write and review!

  5. As a full-time working mom of four, I completely understand! What I've done is organize my Google Reader into folders - blogroll, target blogs (blogs/bloggers I enjoy and want to establish "contact" with), and other. It's like blog triage. Then I can go through and read/comment in order of priority...generally this means commenting on my blogroll blogs daily, then squeezing in as many of the target blogs as possible before skimming the rest.

    Hope that helps! I'd love to spend time on ALL the blogs I follow, but it's just not possible...not if I want to actually read any books to review, anyway! :)

  6. I read a lot of the blogs I follow in outlook via rss feeder. I also subscribe to some blogs.

    Blogging is fun, commenting is fun, but one needs to prioritize. I have chosen to spend more of my time on my norwegian blog. I am not posting that much in English anymore, my goal is 3 posts a week in English.

    Other than that I read blogs via my mobil phone, and can be effective with commenting when I am on the train etc.

  7. This is an ongoing dilemma. I try to post on my favourites every time they post, these are the ones I want to build an online friendship with because of similar interest etc.

    I then try to visit those that have commented.

    And then I go through my reader and stop at reviews that peak my attention.

    I think visits at least once a week mimumum is great.

    I have a 4 year old, want to read more and continue the networking of posting and commenting, you definitely have to put in priority.

  8. I try too, I really do, and lately I have cut back a bit. I comment on blogs of peeps who come around my blog. But if they never do, well I still comment, just not on every post. I had to cut back

  9. I don't think there is an easy answer to this one as we all struggle with it. We all live our daily lives which include, work, school, family, friends, blogging, reading, etc. It can be very hard to find the time to comment on blogs while still finding the time to run your own blog. I just usually try to comment a few times a week on ten blogs that I love and then comment randomly on some blogs that are in my feed.

  10. Thank you everyone for all the lovely advice. I've taken some of them to heart and organized my following in another way :) Great to see so many suggestions as to what one can do.

  11. I have the same problem. I have actually totally stopped reading blogs for awhile and feel so out of the loop on everything but life just gets too busy sometimes. I'm trying to get back into it and I guess we can only do what we have time to do and accept we will never has as much time as we want.

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