Well, the more I've learned about "Internet Land," as Sarah Turner calls it, the more I want to organize the way I learn from other bloggers. I keep finding incredible blogs out there, and I think, "Ooh, I want to come back and check this one" or "I bet if I met this person in real life, we'd be friends."
So I have some questions for those of you who are more familiar with blogs than I am:
(1) How do I put all the blogs I love onto one list that I can check? Some blogs have a "Follow" option, but others only have an RSS feed. I admit that I know very little about this process. I have used Google Reader, but it's not very "fun." No pictures, etc. Is there anything better?
(2) How do you decide which blogs to include on your own blog sidebar? Should I categorize them by "People I Know in Real Life," "People I Want to Know in Real Life," and "Communities I Like?" I would love to have all my favorite blogs right here on this site. Any suggestions?
(3) Is it weird to have a "Following Gadget" on my blog? Do people want to publicly follow me, or does it look like I'm just trying to get attention? I personally like to follow other people's blogs, and I think it's a fun way to be part of a blog-community, but I don't know if that's the general consensus out there.
(4) Anything else I need to know? Can I follow your blogs?
And two more tidbits before I sign off:
- Joanna from Creating Better Habits has a Mind Organization for Moms giveaway going on for us here. (We'll also have one soon from Jodi at What Makes Mama Smile and another from Learning Mommy.)
- I have a couple of blog posts up this week on our Motherhood Matters blog at Deseret News. There's one on Optimism here. And one on Organization here. We'd love you to be a part of the conversation over there.
Thanks for your ideas!