I think one-click-install Sage -- a news feed reader plugin for Firefox -- is going to be a huge time saver. I have
fifty-three sixty-nine news feeds ( fifty-two sixty-eight blogs plus BBC news headlines) that I can update in a push of a button (it takes about thirty seconds to update them all) and everything new shows up in bold like new email.
I've included an image, showing this blog through my Sage install. Note, there is a new item at the BBC.
I'd still like to know why some blog's photos show up and others (read: mine) don't. I'm also looking into commen feeds.