My categorization is divided into frequencies and subjects.
Frequencies include blogs I read daily, weekly, and am watching.
My daily category currently includes two voices: Seth Godin and danah boyd. I click into their new blog posts whenever there is something to read, and nine times out of ten I am enriched after reading it.
My weekly category includes about 40 blogs. I click into the category about once a week, more or less. I scan blog post titles and click into them when inspired. These people include Dave Atkins, Stacy Lukasavitz, Tiffany Monhollon, and Kirsten Wright.
My watching category is where new and discovered blogs begin. If I choose to subscribe to them and read and comment, I start them here 99% of the time. (The exception is if a government-related blog, something I touch farther down.) If I find myself reading a watched blog a lot, I’ll shift to the weekly or some other category; if not, adios. Blogs routinely stay here for months at a time. Current watched blogs include Alexandra Bornkessel, Elysa Rice, Don Tapscott, and Francois Gossieaux.
Subjects include other stuff.
Beyond the three frequency categories, I maintain 10 subject-based categories.
Sid Savara and John Soares are in the productivity category; Kaid Benfield and Barb Chamberlain are in the sustainability category; and Adriel Hampton, Jill Miller Zimon, and Linda Cureton reside in different government categories (I have four of them so far, and new and discovered government blogs go into a generic ‘gov’ category while I decide where to move them).
Regional bloggers, such as Gillian Swart and Dan Sweeney, are in a regional category. People whose blogs I had read before anyone else’s — Chris Brogan, Chris Garrett, and Darren Rowse — stick in a category called roots. And, bloggers who use the CommentLuv plugin are in their own category, including Kristi Hines, Julie Roads, and Danny Brown.
I move blogs back and forth between different categories a lot.
That’s my system and it works for me. What about you?