Thursday, December 20, 2007

Google reader is making me anti-social

I know that last week I was talking about my trip to the Consulate on this past Monday, and how I was going to write about it, because I was sure there would be something to write about. Well I was wrong. The traffic on the way there was great. We got there, got in and out of there in 2 hours or so. It was just a smooth trip all the way around. But sometime in February I have to go back to get Honduran passports for the youngest 5, so maybe I will have a good story or too then.

I have alot of blogs that I read on a regular basis. Some of them are listed on my blog rolls to the right, and others, I just haven't had a chance to add to my blog roll. I spent alot of time going to each blog via my main page, clicking on the link so that it would open up in a seperate window, and taking my time to read the blog, read the comments, and leave a comment. However, it would take me so long, I wouldn't be able to visit everyone, and read everyone's blog and leave comments.

So I decided to check out Google Reader. If you don't know what google reader is, well its awesome. You put in your favorite blogs, and everytime one of those blogs is updated, the update shows up in one spot. Sort of like an email with all your favorite updated blogs. Since I got the Google Reader, I have been able to keep up with most of your blogs. The only problem now is while I have the updates all in one place, I am not able to leave comments on the blogs. To leave comments I would have to open up the main blog, and go from there. Which in theory, is no biggie. But because I have been in a funk, and just in a blah mood, it has become much easier to sit back and say nothing, and read everyones blog. To become anti-social. A wallflower so to speak. One who watches everything and everyone, but doesn't talk to anyone. And while that suits me right now because I am in a funk, it doesn't help me get out of this funk. Usually, when I am in this mood, I have to force myself to talk to people, and to interact, and eventually I will kick myself out of the mood.

So I guess that means that I have to give up on my Google Reader, so that I can talk to you all.


Damama T said...

No you don't. I don't seem to see a whole bunch of people posting comments on your stuff. I, myself, am the worst at not keeping up with everybody. If I were you, I'd keep the Google reader. (I may get it myself!) Then just comment on a couple of different ones a day... MINE ALWAYS BEING ONE OF THEM WHETHER I'VE CHANGED ANYTHING OR NOT! LOL!!

Just kidding! (But I do always love hearing from ya!)

Sorry you are in a funk - but that doesn't mean you ahve to give up the conveniences offered! LOL!

Here's something to de-funktify you:

Santa Claus is Watching You!


CancunCanuck said...

LOL Jennifer, I am going through the same thing having recently signed up for reader. I am taking a few minutes right now to make comments on all the great blogs I read this week but didn't say anything. Like this one. Ok, can check Jennifer off the list...moving on! :)

Heather said...

LOL i dont have reader and i still suck at leaving comments. So this would make me so much worse.

Honduras Sprout said...

Here's a swift kick in the pants to get you out of your funk. *wham!* Did ya feel it?

But ohhhhh, I am so feeling you on that one, tho.

I'm a notorious blogger wallflower too.