I'm beginning to think that reading LJ daily is more important than reading mail daily. There's often more interesting / important news. But, t real issue is that most mail interfaces (gmail for example) make it easier to catch up and know when you have caught up than LJ does. Even with leaving "Just Me" / for my eyes only posts on LJ as placeholders, it still seems that I miss stuff or read stuff multiple times. I suspect this may be because people edit their entries and re-date the entry to the current time.