Chris over at Blog-op recently pinged me to ask what I am reading in the way of blogs these days.
That is a tough question, because I am trying hard to expand my reading habits to pop by the blogs of the readers I know about a little more.
One way of looking at my reading habits is to look at my MyBlogLog communities, which theoretically are displayed in some kind of order depending on which you visit most often, although I am not sure how far back the history goes.
Also I didn’t join such a huge number of communities because there currently isn’t a way to grab these in a usable form such as an OPML file.
Also a fair number of the blogs I visit have switched to Bumpzee only, and there are a number I visit that are Blogcatalog only, or can only be found in my feed reader or Technorati favorites.
I would say my primary haunts are:-
No Nofollow Community on Bumpzee – I spend time there every day checking admissions and browsing a few blogs. I spend much less time in the other communities.
Megite – to keep abreast of SEO / SEM news
Techmeme – to keep up with Tech developments
Blogcatalog – I spend time browsing around seeing the changes being made – OPML is now available so they could soon be an alternative to what I was planning to do with Technorati.
PlugIM – they have just hit 1000 members
Technorati – I have 800+ favorites and I click through frequently to those that link to me in more than just a list from a meme.
After you get past the first page of my MyBlogLog Communities, I don’t think the numbers are a fair representation of where I spend most time, and I would even question some on the first page.
Some of the feeds I read are of blogs I haven’t visited more than 10 times, and the autojoin feature of MyBlogLog has only recently been switched back on.
I was actually autojoined to Micro Persuasion today, yet I am sure I haven’t visited Steve 10 times, despite being in my feed reader, and I am sure I have only visited Winksite once, despite appearing high on my list.