I think the easiest way to keep up with blogs is to install the feed reader gadget on your computer desktop. It's so simple!
Step 1: Go to any blog site.
Step 2: In Internet Explorer you can click on the "tools" and then "feed discovery". You should see at least 2 choices ATOM or RSS. I personally prefer ATOM but it really doesn't matter which one you choose but you will want to pick one type and stick with it (otherwise your feeds will wind up in two different places).
Step 3: Click "Subscribe to this feed". You should have a feed folder already there (who knew!)
Step 4: Continue adding feeds for sites you enjoy.
Step 5: Right click on any blank space on your desktop and select "feed headliner". This will place the scrolling headliner on your desktop. Then just select the feed folder you just saved everything in. This should be fairly simple if you only have the default feed folder you began with. If you added folders it may be a little trickier. The headliner will continually update and you can choose options such as number of feeds to show, etc.
Now just read the headlines as they scroll and if one looks interesting you can click on it directly from the headliner on your desktop!
Happy blog following!