October 19, 2011

Random Afternoon Question

I'm home today... waiting for the a/c guy to show up and he's running late. Why is it that maintenance appointments always runs late. I just hope that he'll be able to make it today and we won't have to reschedule.

I'm still playing catch up on blog reading, but I'm happy to report that I'm more than halfway through the IHSW blogs! :D I'm trying valiantly to get to #84, so that I can work on my blog roll list. It seems like every time I catch up, I'm behind again... is there some new law of the universe that dictates is has to be so? ;)

Sometimes I'm so far behind that in the back of my mind, I think I should just start over but I haven't been able to do that yet. I find that I have to catch up on each post, even if it's just a skim through. Perhaps that's my anal retentiveness showing through... LOL!!!

Which brings me to today's question...

How much time do you spend reading blogs and if you're behind, do you try to catch up?

28 comments :

Mireille said...

Hello Joyce,

Yes sometimes it is so stressy to catch up with reading. When I work I spend more time to read blogs but at home I have less time. So the holidays and weekends I don't follow the blogs but once at work I try to catch up. Sometimes it is not possible and then I hope I didn't have missed something important.
Hugs,
Mireille

Chris McGuire said...

I spend about an hour each day reading blogs. After the hour is up I move on :-)

Chris

http://crossstitchdude.blogspot.com/

Rahenna said...

I read blogs a couple of times a day, but not for a long period of time. I tend to "graze" when I'm online and bounce between all of my different daily/usual places, not spending too much time in any one place. :)

Pauline said...

I don't read every blog, mostly i read the blogs who are really follows mine and say sometimes what to me.
All the blogs in my list reading and give a reaction is impossible, it takes to much time.

wendy111 said...

From someone who is way behind - I can't catch up! I wish I could (loving your Chinese progress by the way)

Karen said...

I try to read them all, though I don't always comment, due to lack of time, or lack of anything relevant to say. I have wait time at work while processes run, so I usually check out the reader 2-3 times a week - and try my best to stay caught up. IF I get too behind, I'll skim the post titles, and just spend time on those that really catch my eye...

Blu said...

I check Google Reader twice a day, maybe about an hour total?
If I'm 3 days behind or I have over 100 posts then I mark everything as read and restart.

Heli said...

I spend a lot of time reading blogs - I have so many on my Google Reader. I've never clocked the time but it must be at least a couple of hours per day. If/When I get behind, I catch up by just skimming through the unread entries, mainly just looking at the pics and quickly scanning through the text.

cucki said...

hello dear, yup..i read the blog every day in the morning for one hour and then in the afternoon sometime too..if i leave behind with some then i try to catch up at night too....
me good girl :)

Cross Stitch Crazy Mum said...

I spend a little time most days reading blogs. All depends what Im up to. And I usually scan the titles, and dont read every single 1, if I miss a couple of someones well the last 1 is the most up to date and I may scan down their blog. Im trying to get better at commenting more regularly as I know what comments mean to me on mine:)

Xeihua (Sara) said...

I hope the A/C guy didn't took much longer... and that he was one of those A/C add guys xD you know what I'm talking eheheh.
Well I try to keep my blog reading updated... which is somewhat easy because I have my pc on 24/7 because of work (only closing it when I'm sleeping)and one of the pages I always have open is my blog to check my blog list, and I've check and read new blogs a couple of times a day... but it took me nearly 4h to go through the 84 blogs of IHSW so..... I spent a lot of time reading xD

Andie said...

I hope your a/c guy arrived for you. Blog reading.... hmmm well I catch them up everyday, I'm a fast reader. I don't comment on most unless I have something relevant or interesting(?) to add. If I have had a bad few days (where I have socially withdrawn) then I will sometimes catch them up but not if it makes me feel overwhelmed

Valentina said...

I check Google Reader twice a day. I don't leave many comment though. When I'm in a rush or I've got to catch up I just look at the pictures and don't read all the post.

Rhona said...

I try to read a few blogs each day... but sometimes life gets in the way!

Mouse said...

ooo hope your chap turned up and things got sorted .. well you know me I start the day at the comp with a cuppa and my breakfast looking at the blog updates and end the day with another cuppa check again.... hate missing any one out :) love mouse xxxx

Kaisievic said...

Oh, this is such a tricky question - I asked something similar the other day. Some weeks I read lots, others not so much. Last night I spent 2 or 3 hours reading but then I didn't get any stitching done. Some nights I resolutely ignore the computer as I want to read or stitch. So, it all depends. It is impossible to keep up with them all, though.

Hugs, kaye xoxox

Anne said...

You know me Joyce....I'm in the same position as you! I had some visitors tonight and so my blog catch up has to wait until tomorrow...I think I was nearly done like you with catching up, then WHAM, more posts!!! I try not to get too stressed about it because I was for awhile. But I realized that the blogs I visit the most/comment on, tend to be the ones that comment on mine. It's more the friendships that have developed that I try to maintain the most, so those come first, then I like to see everyone else and try and comment on their stuff too, because we all love comments :D

HUGS!!

Oh ya, I usually spend about an hour, after that, I gotta take a stitching break :D

Tama said...

I'm always behind with my blogs but I like to read a few, go do something else, read a few... so the posts add up sometimes. I also read a lot so the numbers go way up very fast. But I'd say it is prolly about an hour a day.
Good luck with your a/c!

mcewan07 said...

i seem to follow less people than people follow me so i'm ok so far, but with joining on here (IHSW) i am sure that is about to change, i have only managed to get through about 20 - 30 of the list, and that was before the IHSW , i haven't even got to see the after's yet :S. i'm so bad but my stitching comes first, and after the weekend totally stitching , just trying to catch up with housework and then my daily stitching goals i have had no time left to read :S

Rachel said...

I usually check my reader twice a day, sometimes once. I don't only follow stitching blogs, so it can get pretty messy, lol. Really, I almost always only ever read the stitching blogs though. It's quick on days when people aren't chatty, but, that only happens once in a blue moon, lol. I don't comment a lot though, but I am reading. I usually don't have anything relevant to say, lol.

Claudette497 said...

I'm with Chris - when I work, I set the timer for an hour and then the computer is off. It drives me crazy when I'm behind, but I do read every blog I follow, and then I read all the comments, so it can be a wild ride. The good news is that there are days when almost no one posts, so I can catch up. On days when I don't work? Ha ha ha - it's a good thing I have a dog or I'd be in PJs until DH got home.

♥ Nia said...

I'm a web developer so I spend my day online :p Now and then, I'm always reading something.. blogs, work tutorials, craft tutorials, emails from work, emails from friends.. if my work allows me to, I do it constantly!! hehehe
But sometimes I have too much work or I can't take my eyes off what I'm doing. Yes, I do look for an opportunity to catch up, sometimes I take one evening only to read blogs or reply to emails, sometimes an afternoon on the weekend :)

Kate said...

I check them daily, but it doesnt take too long, I read the latest entries but not all - like most I read those that spark an interest or have a photo of something I want to stitch or do.

Jenny said...

I really do try to keep up, but when things get hectic at work and I miss a week or two, it takes days to catch up (which I really do try to do - actually what I am doing right now! LOL). Especially since I am trying to leave comments on most all blogs I read.
If I am lucky and can keep up, I probably spend 1 hr per day - well worth it!

Isadarena said...

Hum!!About reading blogs ..I always love reading my favorite blogs like yours that are in my blog roll and sometimes others more but only when I have free time .
anyway, it seems to me so important to discover new blogs and new bloggers: it is always very interesting to learn new things.

Mia said...

I have to admit I'm lazy... I love reading blogs and seeing progresses, but with my schedule, I'm always behind and never chat up LOL

Ewa said...

I try not to spend more than an hour a day reading blogs, because I know if I do I'll be sucked in and stay up super late. I do try to catch up all the time, though. With little success. Sigh.

Maureen said...

as you will see that it has taken me well over a week to answer this question - I am always behind on reading blogs lol! and i still add more and more to my reader.. I try and catch up when i can, either at work or on my phone here and there. I like to star any post i want to comment on and go back to it but usually by the time i remember to go back and look at the starred items i've forgetten what i was commenting on in the first place..one day i will catch up!