Monday, 20 August 2012

How do you follow blogs?

I have a lot of blogs that I officially Follow on Google Friend Connect. I bet a lot of you do too! I do dip in to most of these from time to time - some I read every once in a while, some I read most posts, and some I don't miss a single word! The ones which scroll along the side of my blog tend to be the ones I read most often - I use that rather than Google Reader or anything like that, it's just more convenient for me personally. I also like that I can put in typepad and wordpress blogs there too, or ones embedded into websites, it's not selective like GFC is. 

I also have a few blogs which I follow by email, which I really like doing. The only problem is that you can't comment on the email version....and I quite often forget to visit the post later and comment there. So I miss out on that bit sometimes, which is silly, as they are mostly my favourite blogs which pop up in my inbox. But I do love getting my blog mails, they are definitely happy emails. By the way, if you want to follow my blog by email, you can see the button to fill in your email address to the right there. Once you've filled it in, you'll get an email to activate your subscription - click on that and then you are signed up! Easy peasy.

As it's not a fun blog post without a picture, I thought I'd share some earrings I made on the drive up to Edinburgh (I've just arrived back at my Mum's an hour ago). You can't really see the quality of the gemstones but they are smoking hot, I promise. All from Precious Sparkle Beads - where I will be visiting for the first time, can you believe it, on Wednesday. I've been an online customer for years and I am so excited about it! 




rustic painterly rondelles - Beads by Earth Tones
golden rutile quartz

carnelian

wooden teeth
moonstone


13 comments:

scotknit said...
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ZudaGay said...

I pretty much do what you do. The main ones I read are in my blog list down the side of my blog. I enjoy reading yours and seeing your lovely work!

Lois Moon said...

I read my blogs from the "My Blogs" page in blogger. I do much the same as you do in terms of how much I read of each. I usually read blogs between 5 & 5:30 AM and have been terrible about commenting...I'm trying to get better.

I love this sweet batch of earrings...you just turned me on to a new group of bead artists in your links!

KJ said...

I read them all, or at least look at the pictures. I have them in an RSS feed and don't skip a single one.

A Half-Baked Notion said...

I mostly do as you do, Rebecca; however, I rigorously try to OPEN all the Feedburner (emailed) blogs, so I can comment, if I wish, but also to ensure the blogger gets the pageviews counted. Even with all the avenues feeding me posts, I still manage to miss some.

I enjoyed seeing fabric and wood components in your featured earrings, which I notice becoming more popular recently with many jewellery creators.

beadrecipes said...

I have a bunch of blogs (yours included!) in Google Reader which is where I do most of my reading. As I have a wordpress blog myself, I've saved a few WP blogs using WP's follow function. And a few I get emails from and a few I click on when they pop up in Facebook. It's a bit of a mishmash really!

Eileen said...

I'm new to blogging - got mine set up last summer - still learning how this all works. Found you thru this post - and wow, what great photos you have. Reading the comments as well regardin Google stuff - finding you has made my evening. Thanks for your wonderful posts.

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

I use bloglovin and have a link to it on my blog. www.bloglovin.com A couple of blogs that I follow using Feedburner, I don't get the email notice until the following day. I love bloglovin! I can see the first photo and three lines of a blog post, chose if I want a daily email with all blog updates or individual email as a blog is updated. Or I can login to bloglovin and see updates there.

Susan Lloyd said...

can you tell me how to follow blogs on google reader? my fav i the email cuz then I won't miss any. I don't understand why everyone doesn't have an email sign up. my blog is mainly boring but if you get a chance, check it out please http://designsbysusan-dbs.blogspot.com/.

also, I use wordpress and never know when someone leaves a comment. do you know how to? thanks for this post!

Katie said...

love those earrings! especially the owl ones!

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Eep, well, before this summer I would try to go to my "blogs I follow" thingy in blogger... but with Eli being gone the entire summer I've fallen so behind! I'm hoping to get back on track this fall, I've missed my blogger buddies! Some I do follow on email too, so that I don't miss. I love all three pairs of earrings! So gorgeous!

Malin de Koning said...

I am very similar to you in the way I follow blogs and keep up with new posts. I do not follow any by e-mail, but instead I look at my side bar for updates. Every now and then I go through my whole list and alter the list in my side bar. I am not so very good at leaving comments in periods. Sorry about that.

Love your new super cute earrings!!!!

Lori Anderson said...

I'm so behind in blog reading it's awful. Criminal. I like getting an email, too, but you're right, you have to go in to do the comments -- Catch 22. I LOVE visiting yours because I know I can always count on beauty here!

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