Friday, September 16, 2011
Following and Subscribing
I follow an average of 300 blogs (mostly polymer clay). Out of that 300, a little over a third follow me back. It took me quite a while to learn that it was a "given" in blogland to follow someone who is following me. I didn't realize it was a common courtesy. My bad. But because I follow an average of 300, I have to delete those who have not followed me back within a year so I can make room for new ones that do. Blogger allows you to follow around 300 before it automatically drops some of your followed sites. So I move my deleted blogs to my Google Reader RSS feed since I know they are not going to follow me, but I still want to keep up with them. I subscribe to over 900 blogs through Google Reader. They cover polymer, needlework, crafts, art, beading, mixed media, painting, photography and decorating. I have my coffee in the morning and scroll through them in less than a couple of hours (including my breakfast). Keep in mind it is rare for a blogger to post everyday. Some only post once a week, once a month or once every 3 or 4 months, so there are probably less than a couple of hundred to scroll through. I LOVE my mornings. I get inspired, stretch my imagination, embrace new concepts, learn, laugh, connect, etc. I can't wait to get up in the morning.