Here is the problem, I am behind on my blog reading and comments. Part of the problem is that I very seldom meet a blog I don't like. When I like a blog and think I might want to read more, I add it to my Google reader. Right now I have 56 blogs on my reading list. And according to Google I currently have 203 unread blog posts. Couple those numbers with my lack of energy and emotional struggles of late and you begin to see my problem.
I can't help but wonder, am I the only one out there that struggles with this? Should I trim my reading list? I hate to do that because I know that numbers matter to most bloggers (whether we will admit it in print or not). Should I mark unread posts as read when they start to pile up? That feels like cheating. Should I just let them pile up and not worry about them? Am I over thinking this??
|think, think, think!|
Part of what slows me down is commenting. I am a believer in commenting on what I have read, even it's just to say "Hi, I stopped by for a visit". I do this because I know how much it means to me to get comments. The numbers are great, but the comments make my day. It let's me know that someone was engaged by my words and/or images. They also give me a link to other blogs to read (this is a good thing, despite my previous paragraph). I really don't see myself changing this practice, but I am curious about the comment practices of others. How often do you comment? Do you just say "hi" or only comment if you have something specific to say?
And what about subscribing to comments? Do you do that? I like to know if my comments are answered, but it I subscribe I end up with tons of emails with answers to other folks comments, most of which mean nothing to me. Is there a way around that?
As you can see, I really need your input!