January 15, 2015

1,000 blogs in my feed reader and counting

I read. I read a lot. I probably read too much. I read books, and if you want to know what books I'm currently reading, you can check out my Reader's Loft Blog. I read all kinds of books from young adult to adult non-fiction of some rather heavy topics to fluffy romances. I also read blogs. I probably have 1,000 feeds in my blog reader.

It's the blogs that get my biggest time sink. I keep meaning to cull the herd, so to speak. There are some blogs I never get around to reading because they either post too frequently or the subject just doesn't inspire me. Other blogs have not been updated in years, long abandoned by the writer. I need to go through my list and delete these, but with 1,000 blogs, that may take some time. Some blogs start out with one focus but then change completely. These types of blogs get deleted right away. And then there are the blogs that have fantastic photography with lots of project inspiration and they go commercial. Commercial as in they start pushing products that have nothing to do with their original blog focus. And they post several times a week. Often they disclose it is an affiliate or paid posting, but all it does is clog my feed reader by taking up space. I wouldn't mind if it is once in a while, after all I also post affiliate links so I understand why they are doing it.* But not every day. No thanks. I also do not like blogs that only allow the feed catcher to get the synopsis and not the whole article. I don't like having to open the blog article in a browser because it just adds time. If I can't skim it in my feed reader, it often gets skipped.

So I started looking through my blog feed reader, you might be wondering what blogs are catching my attention. Here are some of my favorites (in addition to the ones listed on the right):

Cooking and Health
Fat Head
Counting My Spoons
Gluten-free on a shoestring

Susan B. Anderson

Sewing Princess
ReFashion Co-op

World Label

Awful Library Book

With over a 1,000 feeds, it is hard to narrow it down to just a few. Believe me there are many more. And, of course, if there is something that you read that is fantastic, leave a link in the comments.

*Any links to Amazon should be considered affiliate links.

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