First thing Monday morning I deleted all unread items from my Google Reader. It wasn't easy, I knew I was going to miss a lot of awesome posts ... but I also knew the chances of actually sitting down and going through the thousands of unread blog posts was none (was going to say "slim to none" but that was way too unrealistic).
The exciting part, though, is that for the last few days I've been to click on "all items" and actually see every post that come through. It's so exciting to read messages from bloggers I haven't been able to follow or keep up with in ages (years, for some) and at least feel like I'm "touching base" with them and their world.
I have a handful of personal finance and money saving blogs that I do keep up with regularly, they are my lifeline to financial sanity and savings, it's the craft blogs I've had to neglect. Being able to glance through the new posts has given me so many great ideas and inpirations, I really feel revived.
Apparently, about 200 posts come through my Google Reader every day so there's no chance I'll be able to continue to stay on top of this, but while I can I'm loving it.
P.S. - I just recently started using Google Reader, so this may not be new and exciting to anyone else, but it is to me!
Another P.S. - The images bear no relevance to the rest of the post, nor were they taken by me (taken by one of my kids).