I used to blog at Open Diary (OD). At this very first blogger hive site, I was lucky to make many personal friends. We would meet in person, and our friendships grew. Over the years, OD began burping, and some days it faded away. I kept writing there, but I opened my Blogger site Postcards. Pretty soon, I had a blog list of friends here too.
Open Diary died one day, and its blogging family spread out among the stars. I joined one of the sites they joined just to continue reading their lives, and later I joined another just to keep up with one single friend. Now I find I post on three blog sites with some degree of dismay.
One of my favorite people on Blogger, Tabor made comment this week about blog rolls. She reads 147 bloggers and can easily find herself swept away reading other’s blogs. Now after finding one of her photos posted on Pinterest with credit, she comments that “We grow whether we expect it or not.” She asks? “How many lurkers read your blog but never comment?
“Do any of you think about this?”
Yes, I do. On my Posts page, I find I have 19 to 32 readers every day vs the 40 some I would get at OD. On the Stats page, I am told that 428 have viewed my page today and 536 yesterday. The two sets of Stats don’t correlate in my fuzzy brain. Imagine, over 18,000 hits a month and only 9 notes. Mind numbing. Mind boggling.
‘Does Blogging add balance to your time or do you find it sometimes takes up too much of your time?”
Yes, sometimes it takes up too much time, but without my blogging I wouldn’t remember my days. Keeping track of life is a very important thing to me of the damaged brain. Unfortunately Facebook is my biggest problem. As blogging falters across the web, more folks use Facebook. I have two volunteer jobs updating Facebook pages....posting and reading there sure takes time.
“How many folks on your blog list? How many do you "follow." How often?”
I post my list sans names tho I can recommend them all:
· 26 people blogs: 10 write often: One has stopped and I keep her listed because she was extra special to me…real creativity. 1 old personal friend writes rarely. 1 hasn’t decided if he will keep blogging. 2 are personal fashion blogs that update often, and I always read them. 1 I don’t like. Did I say that? I check the other’s often and read them when they post.
· 20 shipping blogs: I check 6 every day, Only one is no longer updated.
· 15 History blogs: I read 6 often and the top three all the time: All current.
· 18 Author blogs: I only read those who keep blogs with any regularity: All current
· 15 food bloggers: Read 3 regularly other’s when I can: All current
· 9 old friends 8 write often: I read them all.
· 8 old friend 4 don’t write: I read all that write