As sure as I eat my breakfast, there are certain blogs that I read first thing in the morning. I’m not a coffee drinker, so caffeine addiction is foreign to me, but if you keep me from my A.M. blog reading, then I can get downright nasty!
Here’s my blog reading routine.
I log into my work computer, open up Outlook, get my music stream on, and then I start to knock down my “must-read” blogs, one-by-one. It’s an informational breakfast buffet.
After I’m satisfied that I’m in the loop, I start my day “on the clock.” Like most office workers, I experience periods of downtime. It could be waiting for a program to load or for a meeting to start. Sometimes it’s 30 seconds, other times it’s 15 minutes. This is when I visit my “time-killer” blogs; Websites I enjoy to read but don’t find essential to my day.
At night I’ll stuff my face with a yummy dinner and then visit several more blogs. These are in the Not Safe for Work (NSFW) category. It could be that they are too provocative, career-related, or simply blogs that I do not want my employer to know I visit (at least not on their time).
After sitting back and viewing my blog reading habits, I’ve decided that the morning blogs are not only my favorites, but they have experienced the greatest amount of success. The biggest reason they succeed is because, like me, readers feel they MUST read them in the morning or risk being left out of the ‘next big thing.’
If you had to file the blogs you read into categories, what would it look like?
Check back soon. I’ll let you know what all of those “morning” blogs have in common.