I registered at Bloglines quite a while back, and never got used to it. But yesterday, I suddenly got the urge to use Bloglines—the number of sites I keep visiting grows daily. And you can customize the Firefox toolbar only so much.
I have spent a lot of time today just adding more and more sites to my account—around 45 so far. And I’m keeping them private for a change.
It took a long while coming, but now I’m finally on the aggregator bandwagon. Even after using Bloglines for a couple of hours, I can’t imagine switching back. Using an aggregator means I can keep track of relatively obscure blogs, without getting overwhelmed by them. If I’m not in the mood, I can just ‘mark them read’, and ignore. Also, I can subscribe to stuff like the Calvin & Hobbes and Dilbert feeds—more fun.
Bloglines has a really neat interface—and I can always customize it a little more with a couple of Greasemonkey scripts. And it’s better than desktop based aggregators (FeedDemon, et cetera); being web–based, I can use it from anywhere.