In Search of Blogging Efficiency


So many blogs to read; so little time to do it.

I’m always looking for ways to become more productive in my blog reading.  There is so much to read and so much to learn.  I’ve tried RSS readers, switched to the Flock Browser for its built-in features, lots of gadgets for my iGoogle homepage, and have noticed marked improvement in my ability to bring it in.  But, I can’t help but think that there’s something, somewhere, that will do it.

Right now, the biggest aid in productivity was a book about how to speed read that I bought to help me through Grade 10 English.  I studied that sucker from cover to cover and it pays off daily.

Today, I just happened to be zipping though the results from a Google search for “Essential Firefox Add-ins” and was amazed at the number of people who had devoted time and effort to developing content that fell into that niche.

I read so many, I forgot to remember which one lead me to this add-in.  It was number 10 and I was about to speed off to read another when I read the name of the add-in.  It was called BlogRovr.  I’ve always been a sucker for focussing on misspelled words…

It installed nicely in my Flock 2 browser and then we’re off to configure it.  You log into their web service to create an account.

Then, you choose your blogs.  This is where my productivity ground to a half.  Not only do they provide this resource, but they have lumped together blogs of the same content.  Of course, NOW I have to check out all of these new found blogs.  I started from wanting to increase the productivity of the few blogs that I read regularly and now all of a sudden, I have over 60 new ones to check out.

The neat thing is that now that BlogRovr is installed, it pops out a little tray based upon the RSS of the various blogs that I’ve added.  In the background, it’s polling the feeds of the blogs that I’ve added and keeping me apprised of the latest entries.

This is going to take some time.  If I don’t post tomorrow, you’ll know why!

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