I read blogs because I have an innate quest for learning. I want to learn as much as I can---I might not always remember stuff, but I love learning it---which, technically isn't really learning it after all. So, let's just say, I love discovering new things whether I'll remember them or not. I love little peeks in to other's lives. Maybe I'm just nosy. One thing is for sure, I discover a lot. The internet is amazing.
I was showing Karolyn and Pam how I use a "blog reader" to keep up. On a daily basis, there can be as many as a hundred new posts. Yes, that's a lot of reading. But here's the thing---you do not have to read everything. I zip through and decide what I'm interested in reading. I add them to my reading list. I have many favorite bloggers where I read everything they post. I've even become "internet friends" with many of them. I love that!
So, realistically, how much time does it take to keep up with that many blogs? I'd say about an hour a day. You'd be surprised at how fast you can zip through a hundred posts. It's when I'm out-of-town that I get behind. I'm okay with that. I actually like the fact that I have plenty of reading material on my list. Now that I have my treadmill desk, I'm loving the work out I get at the same time.
Karolyn made the comment that all of my blogs would be way too overwhelming for her and she would not have the time. On the other hand, she and Pam play Sudoku with their coffee every morning. That's how they choose to spend an hour. I'd rather read something.
Here are a few quotes I've recently discovered---where? You guessed it---from my blogs! This is one of my favorites: Missus Wookies Wanderings. I LOVE "Ted Talks" and she's got some good ones on that post.
“Go to bed smarter than when you woke up.” — Charlie Munger
How to get smarter:
Warren Buffett says read a lot---500 pages a day.
Those quotes sum it up for me.
Now, let's talk about Facebook, Pinterest and computer games. To me, these are the real time wasters. I check Facebook about once or twice a week, Pinterest---only when I'm looking for something (I spent 33 minutes today looking for ideas using corks---more on that later) and I NEVER play computer games---except the family games I have going on my phone. I just don't have the time for that frivolous stuff.
Did I say frivolous? What I meant was---one woman's waste of time is another woman's priority!! I'll stick with my blogs.