Friday, January 29, 2010

The Ways Of The World.

So, I usually consider myself to be "hip" and "young" and "down wit' 'dat" and all the other things that twentysomethings are saying/doing/wearing these days. Mostly, I embrace it because my twenties are dwindling away faster than Heidi Montag's original features...but I digress.

Google Reader. Tell me more. I'm so intrigued. I know many of you use it, and to be honest, I'm probably like one of six people on planet blog that don't. But I'm very particular about how I read my daily stalks blogs. I like to open each blog from my Blogger dashboard into a separate tab in IE. Yes, I still use IE. Don't even go there with me. It's an innate part of my OCD blogging routine that I just can't seem to shake. I like to actually visit the homepage of my favorite bloggers to see if they've changed their backgrounds or navigation bars or pictures...or anything, really. It's like blogging crack. And from what I understand, I would only see new posts (and pictures that are in posts?) in Google Reader. Is this truthiness?

High-ev-uh, if this Google Reader thing is very cool and something I can /should/must get into, I'm willing to try it. Do you use it? Do you like it?


Maria said...

do it.

it's the only way i read blogs now. and you can organize baby, house, etc categories too. well worth the switch!

Liz said...

I am ocd about opening each in its own tab too! I need to see the background to feel like I am reading the real blog! :)

Anonymous said...

You totally crack me up, first of all! I love that I can "hear" your humor in the blogs - boy do I miss you!

Anywho, I had not *gasp* heard of Google Reader until I read your blog. Desperate to stay up on the hip times as well I, well, googled it!

Not my cup of tea. I prefer to check my blogs from my own page and have them open up in their own tab - I like seeing the picures and backgrounds and listening to the music my fellow bloggers have posted. It's more personal. And Google Reader, to me, takes the personal out of the blogger reading process.

Shanni ♥ said...

I don't use it, and to be honest, I love my little ritual of how I read blogs also! I have all my fav bloggers url's memorized haha