So…I’m working on this third assignment for Blogging 101. I haven’t quite figured out all the ends and outs of my reader yet and I’ve been doing this for almost two years! I use it mostly for reading the blogs I already follow. It’s my buddy in the morning and on a cold day. I carry it on all my electronic devices so it’s a constant in my life.
I just followed a couple more interesting looking blogs, but I don’t want to be too quick with this assignment of following five new blogs. I like to explore and pick and choose, not cluttering up my reader with stuff I may delete later. I would never want someone to delete me! Is that a bad thing? A math or science blog would do me no good because those are not my favorite topics.
If you just go through exploring topics without being on a mission, clicking and liking and following this, that, and the other, just for the sake of following, you may end up with a reader chock full of information that doesn’t appeal to you. Do you really need to know Aunt Martha’s husband is now having an affair with his 3rd ex-wife? I didn’t think so. If you don’t enjoy politics don’t follow them. Don’t sign up to be informed of every book club known to man if you aren’t a big reader. Hummm? Where can I find that blog? It sounds interesting. And that DIY blog isn’t going to do you a bit of good if you are all thumbs!
In other words, follow your interests, broaden your horizons gradually. Don’t wake up to a reader clogged full of content that overwhelms you. You won’t be a happy camper if you have to search through that content to find what you want. It’s ok to un-follow, but if you only follow your hearts desire and add slowly to your interests, then you won’t have to leave a fellow blogger hanging. 😦 You can only read so much in a day. Make it count!
I have found out that following and liking, commenting, and sharing – in other words, interacting with other blogs – really gets you on the map! It doesn’t hurt to re-blog now and then when you come across a post that is dear to your heart. Try it – you’ll like it! 😉
How do you choose what to follow?
I’ll keep at this until I meet the quota. It may take me a few hours.
Happy following! 😉
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