Hello everyone! I have two topics for you today, and I’m excited to hear your thoughts.
Recently, I was going through my Bloglovin, and I had a thought. I currently follow 90 blogs on Bloglovin, which means that in any given week, I have approximately 500-800 posts to look through. Do I read all of them? No, of course not. Whether I like it or not, blogging isn’t my full time job. Do I wish it was? Sometimes, but that’s another story for another day.
500-800 posts per week is insane. Absolutely insane. And sometimes, when I’m busy, I don’t have time to look at Bloglovin for a couple of weeks. This causes me to become extremely behind, and that in turn makes me sad.
There are some blogs that I follow through email, but unfortunately, the same thing happens. If I don’t have time to immediately look at the post, it sits in my email and takes up room in my inbox. That’s not fun either. After all, a busy inbox just causes stress and…blogging isn’t supposed to be stressful.
So, I’m curious. How do you follow your favorite blogs? Through email? Through Bloglovin? Through GFC? Another way? How do you manage to keep up with all of them? Do you specifically designate certain days to reading blog posts, or do you try to read posts everyday?
Also…in the beginning of the post, I mentioned that I had two topics to discuss. The first one was above, and here is the second one.
While going through my Bloglovin, I had another thought.
Do I miss out on finding new blogs because I’m only reading my ‘old’ favorite blogs? After all, as I mentioned above, it’s hard for me to find time to visit the blogs that I currently follow, and I will be the first to admit that I don’t tend to read a ton of posts from blogs that I don’t know.
As most of you know by now, I’m *pretty* active on Twitter. I am happy to say that I have made a lot of blogging friends through Twitter! But now that I’m thinking about it, should I call them blogging friends? Or would the proper name be Twitter friends?
I came to a realization. I don’t visit my Twitter friends’ blogs as much as I should. And that makes me feel horrible. I want to support everyone, but yet it seems like I’m only supporting a small number of my blogger friends.
So, now that you’ve heard my thoughts, I’m curious to hear yours. Are most of the bloggers that you interact with on Twitter truly your blogging friends, or are they actually just bookish Twitter friends?
I’m curious to hear your thoughts!
Also, stay tuned tomorrow- I’m introducing a new challenge for 2016!