People! Google reader is like crack!

I am so addicted.

For those of you who don’t know, Google reader is a service offered by Google (duh) to keep track of the blogs you read. You subscribe to blogs by adding the blog url and then reader tells you whenever there are any new posts on the blogs you’re subscribed to. This is good for me because I read a lot of blogs regularly and it keeps me from having to check them all every day. Now I don’t check them unless there’s a new post to read.

BUT! Google reader has another feature that I am wasting WAY too much time on. Next to the button to add a subscription, there’s a little link that says “Discover.” And if you click on it? It has recommendations for you. Based on the blogs you subscribe to, it gives you blogs that you might like! So now I spend too much time clicking on these recommended blogs to see if I like them. If you like one, you can just click subscribe and it will add it to your list, if not you can click no thanks and it will take it off your recommendations list. But really? I read too many blogs as it is. I just can’t resist though. If I’m bored I just log in and click on discover and see what’s there today. It’s bad news people. Seriously.

5 thoughts on “People! Google reader is like crack!

  1. I agree! Checking google reader is one of the first things I do in the morning and then every time I walk by the computer, I just have to check again to see if it’s been updated – I’m addicted too. In fact, I am in Idaho with my family and still checking it!

  2. I know what you mean! I always spend more time on here than I should. But my justification is that at least I do it during nap time or bed time 🙂 But my house really suffers for it!

  3. Blogger also has a tool that you can use to create your ‘blog roll’. Check the Schrenks blog to see what I mean.::Runs off to google reader to see what it recommends for me!::

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