Jennifer Blake: My secret for maintaining all the blogs I read.

My secret for maintaining all the blogs I read.

October 29, 2013

You guys, I follow SO many blogs. I have tried so many times to narrow down my list to must reads, but you guys are just too awesome and every time I narrow my blog roll down, I find about a billion more to follow. I clearly cannot sit around all day reading blogs (I wish!) so I had to find a system that worked for me when it came to reading them. I don't know about you, but I cannot stand when I see a big huge number of unread posts in bloglovin' it stresses me out, like a lot. I get completely overwhelmed by it, if I am being totally honest, sometimes to the point where I just hit "mark all as read", so my big secret?

I categorize. 

I know its a huge secret right?

My categories consist of:

+ New blogs
+ Daily reads
+ All the rest (broken down in sub-categories)
     - lifestyle
     - food/cooking
     - design
     - photography
     - fitness

Daily reads are those blogs that I know I will check once a day regardless of how busy I am. Lara, Kaitlyn and Eliza are at the top of my list!

New blogs are...well all the new blogs I find. I like to put them in their own folder for a week or two. This way I can see if I still want to read them for longer than just the one post I fell in love with. After a couple weeks they get moved to either a subcategory or to daily reads!

All the rest. These are the blogs that I may not check daily but still love a lot and could never pull out of my reader. New ones are constantly being added. The sub-categories help keep it a little organized...if I am looking for a photography idea I go to that folder and so on.

Lastly, that little heart you see on Bloglovin'? That heart is my best friend. If my reader is way out of control and I have limited time I will scroll through and click that heart (the 'like' button) and this way I can go back to all the posts I really really want to read because they get saved in my "liked posts" folder. Then I hit that magical "mark all as read" so my reader goes to zero and all those posts I haven't had a chance to read, but want to read are saved to a specific spot!

I love Bloglovin' like a lot. I contemplated trying Feedly out, but I don't think there is a way to import all my blogs to it now that google reader is gone.

How do you organize? Are you a Bloglovin' fan or a Feedly fan?
Have a new blog you think I should check out? Leave yours below!


  1. I have a very similar way of organizing my bloglovin' reeder. I would never get to my favorites if I didn't organize!

  2. This is a great way to organize.... I have a similar system set up and you're still in my "new blogs" category, but you'll probably moved soon ;)

  3. Yes, I have to organize the blogs I follow in order to keep up! These are great tips :)

  4. Oh gosh girl, I am doing this exact thing right now! I have over 400 unread posts in my feed. Sadly I've been away from blog land for a couple weeks because life has been nuts! I'm going through and just purging at this point and organizing as I go. The first thing I did was make my daily must reads folder, all the blogs that make me happy and I feel like I really connect with!

  5. Love my daily reads folder! It is perfect for when you only have 10 minutes to read some blogs!

  6. organization is definitely the key for me! xox

  7. With being a senior in college with a communication disorders degree...I wish SO SO SO MUCH I still had time to read blogs! It makes me sad how much I am missing out of when I have 450+ posts to read and I end up having to mark them all as read. :( But maybe soon I will have time to catch up...But if you are looking for new should check out mine, it possibly could be one of my favorites. ;) haha!


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