Saturday, October 07, 2006

Catching Up

I finally caught up with my Bloglines reading. That service is both a blessing and a curse. A blessing because it helps me keep with all sorts of blogs and other feeds, and a quick response (like with my Yahoo email notification) has allowed me to even win free stuff. A signed copy of Kristin Billerbeck's latest Calm, Cool, and Adjusted is on its way to me right now. I don't have to stop by rarely updating blogs every week or month - it'll let me know when my friends finally get back to it. And I don't have to worry about missing anything.

The curse part? How much time I spend on the thing. I am currently subscribed to 81 feeds. Probably 60 post 3 times a week or more. The 4 comic strips don't take long, but some of the others . . . And if I fall behind during the weekend, it can get overwhelming. Plus, I miss most blogs that can't be subscribed to on Bloglines - unless they're xangas or myspace blogs I can subscribe to through their services.

A few days passed without me reading all the feeds, but today I had some free time since the family wasn't running errands as planned. So I got caught up. And afterwards didn't feel like doing anything, and couldn't figure out why. I finally started this blog entry and realized my brain was overloaded with information and needed to dump somewhere before I could do anything else.

And as far as anything else goes - I have a huge amount of stuff I've committed to and need to do. I just wrote up a list last night. Things like my next review for Keepin' On (go to the site to read my latest review on Authentic Relationships), a CD review for Title Trakk, an article on the awesome Christian rock band Strive, a critique for a fellow writer, and reading the next book for the CFBA tour. Speaking of blog tours - though I enjoy them, it seems like they've overtaken this blog. It's nice to have steady content as I focus on launching my review newsletter, but I do want to make this blog more than just a blour stop. Maybe when I've caught up on other stuff.


Elaina M. Avalos said...

I'm catching up on my Bloglines now. ;)

C.J. Darlington said...

I totally understand about the adding content (without it only being blour info). It's my biggest blogging problem. I just don't have a lot to talk about!

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