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