I use Google Reader to keep track of the blogs I like to read. Actually there are even more I like but there has to be a limit.
So, I don't open Google Reader for almost two weeks, and what happens? 277 unread blog posts.
Wow, do I read that much? Do I actually remember it all, or even take note? I usually skip posts that don't excite me (of course I read all of yours), but still, that's a pile of information.
Then there are the links that I follow, find something interesting, with more links, and wind up in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike, trying to remember how I came to be reading about saussage making, or the mating habits of the lesser spotted African gerbil, when I started with a blog about someone's book.