After spending too many hours over the previous few days reading familiar blogs and discovering new ones, I've come to the conclusion that I think I have a problem. Now, I'm not admitting it yet, and that's usually the first step to getting help, but I think I'm headed down the wrong path.

I started a blog a month or so ago just to give it a try and learn more about Web 2.0 technology. Being the technology "guru" in my building and the man in charge of using technology with the students, I figured I better know how to use it. Man, was that a mistake, in a good way. My blog started as a way of just writing about some of my thoughts, mostly useless information for whoever or nobody to read. I have a couple of people who I think read my stuff on a regular basis, and perhaps it will grow into something more. To me, that would be a double edged sword. While becoming more "known" in the educational blog world would be extremely cool and flattering, I wonder if the result would also mean more time spent blogging. At this point, I'm not sure if I have the time, but I think I might give it a go and see what happens. I guess I better start writing entertaining/thoughtful/valuable stuff.

I started out reading mainly with education-related blogs, which I have found very entertaining, relaxing, and thought provoking (congrats to the "Thinking Blog" winners out there). While there are thousands of blogs (many of which I'm sure are great) that I haven't discovered yet, I have found a few that I enjoy and will continue to visit on a regular basis. Over the past few days, I've discovered several more and have added them to my list of fairly regular reads. Today, I've discovered a whole to world of blogs that is going to be both very valuable and of course, time consuming.....library blogs. Being a librarian, I suppose I should keep up with the books part of my job. I'm sure the sites I've discovered today will lead me to more good blogs, which again, will be good and bad.

Here's the question for the serious bloggers out there - How do you find the time to keep up on your reading and blogging? Do you have more than 24 hours in your day? Do you not do anything else to do? Are you kidless outside of the school day? I would appreciate any suggestions as to how to balance the blog world with the rest of the real world!

4 comments

  1. cloudscome // February 23, 2007 at 8:56 AM  

    I just found you through Big A, little a's link. I know what you mean about blogs sucking time. I have found that I have to balance out time spent writing for my blog and reading all the other blogs. I can't keep up with them all! Having a RSS reader helps a LOT. I am happy to have found your blog and I am adding you to my bloglines right now!

  2. Pissed Off // February 23, 2007 at 10:18 AM  

    You aren't a true addict until you find yourself sitting with a lap top in a dark parking lot stealing someone's signal. I'm visiting my parents in Florida now and that is just what I am doing. Luckily, I found a Panera bread where it is more conducive to work.

    I started blogging for the same reasons you did, and to relieve stress. My problem, is that this blogging stuff consumes my free time.

  3. Elena // February 25, 2007 at 1:45 PM  

    We spend our Saturday and Sunday mornings blogging!

  4. happychyck // March 28, 2007 at 12:19 AM  

    During the school year, I'm more of a weekend blogger. I try to read my feeds during the week, but I don't usually have a lot of time to respond to too many. I think of potential posts all the time but usually don't get around to doing them, or I start and never finish them. Blogging is a hobby that I enjoy doing when I can squeeze it in!

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