How do you read the blogs you follow?
Seriously - I'm trying to figure out the best way. I do my best to add a blog I'm following to my blog roll on the side of my blog and then I sit down and click from one to the other. Of course that's hard to do at work as we all have such beautiful and colorful blogs and they... well draw attention to the fact that I'm hanging out with you guys instead of working. And while they say - attention is good... who needs that kind of attention.
I've heard people talk about using Google Reader. As it happens - I'm stupid. It always totally annoys me when I discover this fact. But I open Reader and first of all there are roughly 4 million blog posts (if I'm reading it correctly and you ignore the exaggeration). I'm immediately overwhelmed of course. But seriously, I can't figure out how it works. I mean I get that it lists 1 blog at a time and has all the unread posts listed. But... I can't figure out in what order these blogs are listed - though I'm thinking it must be alphabetical since I seem to remember Joey's being very near the top, but I'm not sure.
See what happens is - I open up reader and I stare at it in the little half window I have opened up on my desk top at work (so I'm only seeing half of the screen) and I click on this or that and and get all confused because I can't figure out how to find a blog I might be looking for without reading the first 3,999,999 other posts first then I quickly close reader for fear that my head might explode. I take a few deep breaths. I wish I had some whiskey nearby for a quick shot. Then I think about how I wish I didn't have that unfortunate evening in highschool where I lost both any hope for ever being able to drink whiskey again and my virginity - because even if I did have the whiskey I coudln't drink it. I do so love the idea of downing a shot of it now and again to calm frayed nerves... But I digress.
So, my friends... What method do you use to keep up? And do your methods also make you think back to too much whiskey and the nakedness that ensued?