This morning I'm sipping New England Coffee Chocolate Cappuccino blend out of the above-pictured mug, as well as catching up on my YouTube subscriptions & blog reading list, & I thought I'd share a little bit about how I organize the blogs I like to read.
I know lots of people like to use subscription services like Bloglovin', RSS feeds, & formerly Google Reader, to keep up with all of their reads, but I tend to get overwhelmed when those numbers of to read content get too high. Blog reading then starts to feel like a job, & an un-enjoyable one at that.
So, what's the solution? How do you organize the blogs you want to read, in a way that is not overwhelming, but still conducive to staying up-to-date with their content? Well, I simply use the tabs feature on my toolbar. As I look up at our toolbar right now, we have many items spanning across its entirety: banking sites, YouTube, Pinterest & Polyvore plug-ins, etc... but I also have two drop-down tabs the purpose of which is to collect blogs that have piqued my interest.
The first tab is labeled get to know, & a blog is added to this category if I'm clicking around the Internet & see something that catches my attention. Sometimes I bookmark blogs due to their layout alone. Sometimes I bookmark blogs due to a written passage that really spoke to me. Sometimes I bookmark a blog simply because a blogger I admire mentioned them. I would share with you my get to know blogs, but right now - even after my little organizing spree yesterday - there are simply too many.
The second tab is labeled daily, & a blog is added to this category after I've spent significant time clicking through to them via my get to know tab. As the name implies, this means that I will click through to their site & catch up with their content each day. Since I recently (read: yesterday) re-organized my tabs, that means that I have some new blogs in my daily rotation, & out of sheer dorky excitement, I thought I'd share them with you all today. Here they are...
Of course, these aren't the only blogs I enjoy each day. My tried & true favorites list can be found right here. I add blogs to the R E A D tab on my blog after I've read & read & read & love & love & loved them daily. They are the cream of the crop, in my opinion. And by that, I mean that they each inspire me, in their own very unique way.
How do you organize your blog reading list? Do you use Bloglovin' or something similar? Or do you have a system more like mine? I'm ever searching for ways to improve the organization of the online content I enjoy, so please do share.