Friday, January 8, 2010

Blogging Habits

Tim at Gothridge Manor wrote about his blogging habits, how he goes about commenting, reading etc. I use Google Reader. According to Reader I subscribe to 106 blogs, all of them are RPG or video game related. Most of them are pen and paper RPG blogs.

I rarely comment on blogs. I don't really know what to say most of the time. When I do comment I use Cocomment to track responses to the comments. I find this tool to be very helpful. I don't have to remember what blogs I commented on to follow the conversation. I only found out about it a few weeks ago, perhaps I will comment more now that I have a way to track it.

I am a creature of habit when it comes to blog reading. Every day I scroll to 1Up's Retronauts Blog, Grognardia, and West Karana first to see if there are new posts. Then I bounce around to see what else catches my eye until I have read the all the posts.

I usually read all the posts for the day. There are some exceptions, I usually skim monster, spell, and magic item posts. I enjoy these, but rarely read them in depth. I usually just read the headlines from commercial blogs like WotC. And on Gamesetwatch.com and some other multi-blog sites I am usually looking for specific blogs that post there.

I need to get better at commenting, and at pointing out posts I really enjoy by calling them out on this blog.