I just accidentally erased every single feed on my Google Reader. (200+ blogs.)
Years of finding great writers and POOF! Gone into the black night.
(breathing into a paper sack)
((Would it be poor form to compare Jesus rising from the dead to my Google Reader reincarnation? You know, like a new start? Free from past sins of the fathers?))
(((Going to pray for forgiveness.)))
Do I read your blog? Should I read your blog? What blogs do you love? Suggestions? (Seriously, don’t be shy. This is a desperate call for ASSISTANCE.)
Spandrel StudiosMarch 23, 2008 at 3:24 pm
Yikes, I feel for you, I really do. A similar thing happened to me a few weeks ago with my newsreader.
Hopefully, you’ll be able to reconstruct it somehow. And then back up your list of feeds from time to time in the future (that was my husband’s advice when something similar happened to me).
Sarah-RoseMarch 23, 2008 at 3:38 pm
Wow. I’ve just started ading my favourite blogs TO my favourites. I’ve been relying on my memory and other peoples links pages!
There are at least … I don’t know how many that I’ve read, loved and promptly forgot about.
Sarah, Goon Squad SarahMarch 23, 2008 at 3:42 pm
Is it possible that your google reader will be ressurected in six weeks?
*ducking – just in case*
MiguelinaMarch 23, 2008 at 5:01 pm
I understand why you panicked – but now I’m thinking of deleting and starting over from memory – like Heather B. suggested. Sounds kinda nice, actually.
(oh, and you did add Stuff White People Like, right? Because it’s pretty darn funny.)
JenMarch 23, 2008 at 4:46 pm
eek! I just read your explanation for how this happened so that I DO NOT accidentally do this myself. I would be lost without Google Reader! Good luck getting things back in order…!!
SizzleMarch 23, 2008 at 4:51 pm
That would FREAK ME OUT if that happened. AAAACK!
bethany actuallyMarch 23, 2008 at 5:19 pm
I recommend She Likes Purple, though you are probably reading her already. :-)
(And me, of course.)
JessicaMarch 23, 2008 at 5:44 pm
I read you…My husband reads you… Sometimes we pretend to be you and D… and then I remember that we live on opposite coasts, I weigh like 100 lbs more than you, Jon weighs like 200 lbs more than D…Oh and i have like FOUR more kids than you… So pretending to be you, it gets WICKED hard sometimes. But living in a fantasy world isn’t so bad right?
All joking aside, I’ve been reading you for forever and a day, or at least 2 years and I love it. When I was in the hospital with my one twin daughter, I read ALL of your archives. I was UBER bored. You kept me very entertained. So thanks for that!! :)
GretchenMarch 23, 2008 at 5:52 pm
I’m so sorry. My 2 favorite somewhat “lesser known” blogs are:
BriMarch 23, 2008 at 6:29 pm
Yikes! You are welcome to read me, I’m not on Dooce’s level, of course, but my five readers like me. ;) I think I’ve found some new blogs to check out just by reading the comments.
ValerieMarch 23, 2008 at 6:35 pm
Oh no! You can read my blog whenever you want, but my hair isn’t as good as you:
LuisaMarch 23, 2008 at 6:54 pm
Pick me! Pick me!
Ok, all jokes aside, here are a couple of blogs I would recommend :
http://www.collegecallgirl.blogspot.com (Stories of a college call-girl. She writes fabulously)
http://www.postsecret.blogspot.com (PostSecret. If you have not heard of this yet, then you haven’t lived)
http://www.thesartorialist.blogspot.com (Scott Shuman is The Sartorialist. He basically gets paid to take pictures of pretty people.. Bastard)
luluMarch 23, 2008 at 7:58 pm
I read you too! I think you might already read DaMomma, and Dooce, but in the spirit of sharing I’ll suggest them anyway, :)
I barely ever post anymore so I don’t think anyone reads me, which I’m on my way to making peace with, after I finish feeling like a loser. :)
janetMarch 23, 2008 at 7:03 pm
you read mine sometimes, you know, when I remember to pay you. kidding!
lauraMarch 23, 2008 at 9:39 pm
of course you should read my blog….five kids (4 girls and the only boy) from young adult to teens to pre-teen to kindergarten age (with special needs), a grandbaby on the way, a husband and a career as a baby catcher and baby-saver in a busy level III NICU what else would i be doing but juggling?
seriously, i don’t presume to think you do read my blog, but you should and the fact that 1500 people curious about my coke bottle glasses has nothing to do with that.
now to make sure my blogroll is bookmarkerd and current should my google reader decide to die too.