Numerical Knitting

November 29, 2006

Bloglines — Blessing or Curse?

Filed under: General,Teaching — by bethc @ 3:26 pm

Well, it’s report card week here at the school of the tired teachers so that means that I am finding anything I can do to avoid grading papers and writing thinly veiled prose about “darling” children.

One of the ways I have been procrastinating is by adding to my bloglines. This, of course, is self perpetuating procrastination (say that 10 times fast…) The more you add, the more there is to read. The more you read, the more you find to add. Quickly hours disappear!

On my journey I came upon someone who is actually studying how memes spread. As someone who was once a graduate student, I, in the name of research, provide this link to his work. Check it out, blog about it, it will be interesting to see what he finds out. Once in the distant past I did research on how people interacted on-line… my how times have changed!

Ok, back to bloglines. I have found that while I love knowing when blogs are updated, I am finding that there is some guilt involved. Why is it that I read some right away and find that I let others build up? Who should I add? Should I ever delete any? The questions are endless…

So, do tell. How many feeds on your bloglines? Read them all? Every day? Am I there (do I want to know?)


  1. I have 33 feeds on my bloglines, and scan them several times a day, so I usually don’t have more than 2 or 3 new posts at any time. Sometimes I mark the knit-along blogs as read, without reading all the posts (particularly stash-along, since all they seem to do is post pictures of what they bought on their free day. Hello! It’s *stash*-along, not *sometimes buy new yarn and joke about how bad you are*-along!)

    Comment by Amber — November 30, 2006 @ 4:47 pm |Reply

  2. I have 268 feeds, and I read all of them, several times a day. And you’re on them!

    Comment by beth — November 30, 2006 @ 5:07 pm |Reply

  3. There’s some blogs I read as soon as I see they have been updated. Others I save for a quiet day at work. It’s not preference exactly, just planning.

    Comment by Carol — November 30, 2006 @ 7:18 pm |Reply

  4. I have ~100 on my bloglines. You’re on mine!

    Comment by laura b — December 1, 2006 @ 11:25 am |Reply

  5. I have about 85 feeds. Like you, I keep finding more and adding to them. I can keep up with them for a few days at a time, then I loose my momentum and let them slide. Along with the time spent reading, there is the issue of being constanly inspired to try new patterns and techniques!

    Comment by Kirsten — December 3, 2006 @ 10:20 pm |Reply

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