I bet I'm the last one to this party. I just started using Google Reader. I love it. It's like TiVo for the internet. I tell it all the sites I visit and It TELLS ME when the site has been updated. It saves me so much time (I waste enough time surfing the web as it is) because I don't have to go checking all my favorite sites/blogs to see if there is anything new. AND it recommends blogs to me that I might like based on my preferences. I have discovered some way awesome blogs because of this. I'm sold.