I didn't actually start really reading blogs until I started hanging out with people on twitter. Suddenly my list of blogs I read jumped from about 3 to about 15 and counting. I tried google reader but it wasn't really working for me. I went to Sharp Reader and so far it is working great in its absolute simplicity! It wasn't that google reader wasn't simple, it just didn't seem to work for some of the blogs i had
However, I am with you. I am so excited that i have this thing now so I don't have to keep trying to remember when i last checked someone's blog!
Of course i fear this means i am going to be reading more and more blogs... i kept saying i would never do that!