Last week my work laptop died. I was at the scene, but refuse to take the blame.
I have spent the last week re-setting my favourite formats and downloading my useful applications to the new laptop I stole from my new colleague (who hadn't yet started).
The first things I re-installed? Google Toolbar and Twhirl.
Then it slowly dawned on me that I had lost my carefully inputted RSS feeds. All the blogs I like to read (and I had around 100 in there) were gone. A lot of these blogs I have picked up in random places and I don't have a list of them to easily add to a new RSS reader. I have decided to go with Google Reader this time around (I was a FeedReader girl before) because I can log into it from home or work and next time I kill a laptop I won't have to go through this again.
So in trying to add all the blogs back into my reader I have been a little frugal (partly because most of the 100 I never read, and partly because I can't remember many of them!)
So who made the grade? Right now... the following (but please make suggestions of others I may have forgotten or that I may never have know that I might like):
http://pr-otagonism.blogspot.com/ (he doesn't update much, but its worth it when he does)
http://ca-smalltalk.blogspot.com/ (for Connie's animated ranting)
http://almostalady.blogspot.com/ (Elle's life is endless entertainment)
http://boozeshoesandtattoos.blogspot.com/ (she rarely blogs, but its good to know when she does!)
http://susoz.typepad.com/londoncalling/ (I feel like we have life swapped as she has moved from the Eastern Suburbs to London)
Work related (not suggesting they aren't also friends...)
http://hotwire-blog.blogspot.com/ (in case anyone ever decides to post anything)
Conclusions... the blogs I read regularly are more likely to be friends or interest based than professional. And although I love tech more than PR, it seems the PR bloggers hold my interest better.