It’s been over a week since I blogged! I think that’s close to a record. I’ve been busy, yada yada . . . . But mostly I just haven’t been into it. I’m not sure why, but I suspect it has something to do with Bloglines.
A sample day pre-Bloglines:
- Go to Sharkey Malarkey.
- Use blogroll to access and catch up on friends and favorite sites.
- Access StatCounter to see how many hits I’ve gotten.
- Work for a few hours.
- Revisit Sharkey Malarkey. Any new comments?
- Hey, (insert blog friend name here) hasn’t posted yet today. Maybe she has something new. Click appropriate link.
- Close friend’s site and return to Sharkey Malarkey. Refresh page to see if comment count increased. Nope.
- Check StatCounter again. Who’s been here lately? Why haven’t they commented?
- Back to work.
- Hey, I wonder if (insert name here) responded to my comment.
- Go to Sharkey Malarkey. Click appropriate link. View comments on friend’s site. Laugh at witty response to my lame comment.
- Get back to work.
- Lather, rinse, repeat.
- Get sick of looking at the same stale content on Sharkey Malarkey; post something new.
A sample post-Bloglines day:
- Access Bloglines to see who’s updated.
- Read posts in Bloglines window.
- Read Sharkey Malarkey comments in Bloglines window.
- View Flickr contacts’ photos in Bloglines window.
- Check StatCounter.
- Work for several hours.
- Check Bloglines. Nothing new.
- Work some more.
- Visit Suzie, Ben, and Mouse (who don’t have RSS feeds—that I know of). Anything new?
This Bloglines thing is a double-edge sword: I love how much time it saves, but now I just don’t “make the rounds” the way I used to. I still know what’s going on in Blogworld, but feel a little less connected. And the time savings so far has been worth the lack of connectedness.
Anyone else have this problem? Any suggestions for me in overcoming the blog blahs?