I'm addicted to blogging. I love reading blogs, posting on my own, and talking with other bloggers. I started using Google Reader at the beginning of the year and it's my best friend. But I stil had too many blogs to read. Then during the Bloggiesta! I got some tips on how to organize Google Reader, which has been great.
But anytime I'm away from the internet or I can't catch up on blogs for a few days I start to feel overwhelmed. After being gone for almost a week at ALA I had a crazy amount of blog posts to read! And I have this problem where I feel like I need to read them all. It's really hard for me to press that "mark all as read" button when I haven't really scanned over all the pages. I guess I just feel like I'll miss something cool or some awesome new book will be talked about or I'll win a contest and I'll miss it. Sigh...it's a sad problem, I know.
I'm getting better though! I finally decided there was no way I could catch up on the backlog, so I started fresh and the number of posts in my Reader is much more mangaeable. And if I'm pressed for time, I'll star items to come back to.
So I want to know-how do you manage all the blogs you read? Do you set aside time just to read blogs? How long do you give yourself before you mark them all as read?