Kelly posted on the Bead Journal Project 3 blog about using Google Alerts to follow BJP posts. This was a great suggestion and here's another:
I follow a lot of blogs. Depending on the blogger, I may read all or none of a post, or just look at the pictures. But rather than have a favorites list miles long or get a million post update emails, I use Google Reader to subscribe to the blogs I follow. I add the blog (or even a site that's not a blog!) using the Add Subscription tool and it is added to my feed.
This saves me lots of time going back to my favorite blogs only to see that they haven't posted anything new and I don't miss any posts. :)