Susan wrote a really great post with her blog categories. I decided to follow suit because mine are slightly different.
Blogs I read to keep in touch:
these are mostly the friends I had PB (pre blogging) but also include a few new ones. I like hearing about their day by day antics and seeing what's going on in their lives.
Blogs I read for utilitarian ideas:
these are blogs that give me ideas on running my day to day life...housekeeping, organizing, large families, etc.
Blogs I read that inspire me:
these are the blogs that constantly lead me back to God and/or make me think
Blogs that I read just because I like their writing:
these blogs are written by great writers. As I told one of them,they could write about getting the flu and make it entertaining and inspiring.
Of course many blogs are in more than one category, a few of the ones I read are in all.
And then there is, of course, the category of blogs I don't read. LOL! Those fall into a two sub-categories. Those I don't read on purpose: un-Godly, whiny, political or based on some subject that I am not interested in; and those I haven't discovered yet. ;-)
I figured out the reason I like reading blogs so much. It's like getting to read your favorite magazine with your favorite authors and it's new Every Day! As I go through my bloglines on any given day I get articles on all sorts of subjects, recipes, book and movie reviews, poetry, current events, opinion pieces and even humor. I couldn't ask for more. Thank you to all my favorite authors who make each issue a priceless gift!