One thing I've learned as I've entered the blogosphere (I hope I spell that term correctly) is how difficult it is just reading all the blogs I've found that looked interesting. I follow and/or subscribe to about 18 blogs now, including one I just found out about today, http://myadventuresinhistory.blogspot.com/, which appears very interesting, ,even though it's not strictly about the Civil War like most of the others I follow.
I must admit, often when I get home from work, google reader, which I use to organize all of these on one place to read, and which I have found to be very convenient, shows a dozen or more new posts total. I try to read as many of them as I can, but it's amazing the variety I find. Some are a paragraph or two, some are well-research articles, with photos, maps and lots of reading, and others are in-between. I think I occasionally put some good thought into my posts, but when I see some of the work others have done, I'm amazed.
I really wish I could fine time and motivation to read every word of every post, but I just can't. The reasonable thing to do, I suppose, would be to leave some posts marked as unread and come back later to check them out, but for some reason I hate seeing "unread" posts listed in reader, and often just mark them read instead of reading them. Shame on me.
I have deleted a few blogs from my lists over the past few weeks, a painful process, but I may have to find a way to limit how much I try to read. My preference, however, is to do a better job of reading more posts, finding more out about this conflict I study so much and maybe to find ideas to make my own writing and blogging even better. The new year is coming soon, so maybe some resolutions in how I handle blogs might be appropriate....
Anyway, I know this entry is not a Civil War entry, but with so many fine Civil War blogs out there - many of which I have not yet found, to be sure - the topics of Civil War and blogging/the war on the web will be intertwined in my mind. Finding the world of blogs has opened a new universe of ideas, articles, thoughts and opinions about the War of the Rebellion for me, one of my better accomplishments of 2009, I must say. It has been fun to see what all I had missed out in the past, some bad, but mostly good. Maybe I will better learn to handle and deal with this new area and figure out how to make it work best for me.
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Keeping up with the blogs
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There are so many good blogs out there, not to mention just those about the Civil War, that taking time to read all the posts is way too much. I definitely try to limit which blogs I subscribe to and get to the posts I really want to read.ReplyDelete
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