I haven't joined in the Weekly Geeks recently but this week the theme is to catch up on ... well, anything. I have lots of things I need to catch up on and lots of little things I'd like to do with my blog if I ever find the time, but one of the things I've been meaning to do lately is update my blogroll. I've added a few here and there but it's been quite a while since I last went through it.
Essentially, the blogs listed in my blogroll are the ones that link to me as well. It was getting way too long (yes, I know it's still long!) a while back so I used that as the criteria. I subscribe to many more blogs in my Google Reader but I have to admit that I have them sorted into folders. I'd love to be able to read each and every post from every one of them but I just can't. So the people who comment here regularly, that I like to call 'my regulars' (I think you know who you are) and those that link to me usually get priority. Then when I have time (hah!) I skim through the rest, lurk, or even just mark them all as read when it gets too ridiculous. But I do always wonder what I'm missing. And BBAW showed me how many great book blogs there are out there! I've added some new ones to my Reader that I hope I'll be able to visit regularly. And even though I always complain that I don't have enough time to visit all the blogs I want to, I still love finding new ones! Crazy, yes?
As for Blogger's new Following feature, I haven't done anything with it yet. I suppose it might replace my blogroll at some point since they basically serve the same purpose. Does it work with non-Blogger blogs though?
But anyway, could you please give a shout out and let me know either if you're lurking and you have a great blog I should check out or especially if you've linked to me but you don't see your blog listed in my blogroll (way down on the middle sidebar). Thanks a lot. And I hope I haven't made anyone feel left out!
A few of the other things I'll try to catch up on in the next couple of days:
A review, long overdue, of Three Shadows.
Read the unread posts in Google Reader. (So many!)
Read comments, return the visits over on my photo blog and post a new photo or two.
Read The Translator, as I'd like to finish it this weekend if possible.
Check my challenge progress and rework the list of books to read.
Start thinking about what I'd like to read during the Read-a-thon.