do you read the posts of all the blogs you follow?

20 April 2014

today i wanted to talk about something that has been bugging me for a while. a few weeks ago i was going through my blog roll trying to find someone's recent post and i couldn't, because of all the other blog posts clogging my feed. i say clogging because no, i don't like it, and i know i could have just searched the person's url but i wanted to see if i could actually find it. i never managed to. the reason being i have followed, in the entire time i have been blogging, well over 300 blogs. and no. i don't read them all. i think i read every post of maybe..20 blogs? so i was wondering. why do we follow all these blogs [apologies if that's just me!] but never read their posts? i do it because:
i. at one point i read their posts. now they don't interest me.
ii. at the beginning of blogging i followed a lot of blogs. because. i didn't really know what i was doing. literally. every blog i found that slightly related to my interests i followed. i regret it now.
iii. giveaways. yep. i do that. i try to read that persons blog afterwards because otherwise i feel bad as i don't like people who follow just for giveaways so why would anyone else? but. i hardly get any time to read blogs and after a while i forget.
i have a personal blog that i made a while ago, but i don't really get time to update it so i won't leave the link! on that account i only followed blogs i knew i loved the posts of, so now, it's really easy for me to find the blogs i want. every week i go on that account, scroll down to the last post i read and go on up from there, reading all the new posts. i enjoy it, because i love to read what these people have written. and that's what i want to do on this blog. *hopefully* when blogger stops being annoying and lets me do what i want to do, i'm going to delete all the blogs i follow from my blog roll that i don't read the posts of, and leave the ones i do. i would have liked it if i could have just deleted all the blogs i follow and start fresh but unfortunately blogger doesn't have that option.
SO HOW MANY BLOGS DO YOU FOLLOW? DO YOU READ THEM ALL?
p.s if you are confused about the discussion image then you obviously don't know me very well. hehe. my alter ego is zuzana from daughter of smoke and bone by laini taylor and she is described in the book as a 'rabid fairy' - hence the name.

17 comments:

  1. A while ago I went through my blogroll and stopped following all the blogs I don't really read any more, and it felt so good to have a clear out! I follow about 50 blogs now and read them all, even if I don't read *every* post - not enough time!

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    1. I really need to do that because i know it will help but blogger doesn't seem to want to let me so i don't really know what to do. Haha true but i think it's better if you only have the blogs you *want* to read on your blogroll - otherwise when you do have time you can't find the posts you want to read!

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  2. HELLOOO HAWWA! I know exactly what you're on about. I follow around 20 blogs on bloglovin', but I never read every post, even when it comes to blogs I LOVE. I tend to read the posts that interest me, or that are the kind of thing I want to read at that moment- I don't really base what I read what blog it's from. I'm even worse when it comes to commenting. Long story short- I'm just plain lazy.. XD Love this post!

    Rita xx

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    1. RITA! :) 20! is that it *sigh* i follow hundreds...:/ true. for example i have set blogs i always read the posts to but even then, say they post a blog tour i'm not interested in, i won't read it but usually i skim every post of theirs even if i'm not interested, just out of habit! STOP BEING LAZY.

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  3. What a coincidence you posted about this when, only a few weeks ago, I cleared out my reading list on blogger! I had about 300-400 blogs I was following and it's now been reduced down to 37 blogs! It took me AGES! But now I can scroll down my dashboard and just see new posts from bloggers I want and am interested in reading! I feel so much more organised!

    Great post! ;D

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    1. lucky you. is all i say. blogger won't let me. i think it's a fault in their system thing or something but i don't know what to do and it's bugging me! yeah - i have about that many now. how did you unfollow them?

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  4. I follow about 200 blogs and I really don't read every post for a lot of them. Sometimes, any. I think there's only one blog where I diligently keep up with and read every single post for. The reason for me though is because at one point or another, I have been interested in one of the posts for a blog and I feel as if I'll never know when they have a good post up if I don't follow them. And the large amount of blogs I follow never really bugs me because I kinda treat them all as one and go through each post without paying much attention to who wrote it

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    1. that's a good attitude Annie but lol i'm just get too annoyed with it! haha. I followed all these blogs for the same reason. because once upon a time they wrote a post i really enjoyed so i followed them. but now i'm not that interested in their posts anymore - if they do write a post i may have enjoyed then i just hope i find the link somewhere. ;)

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  5. I follow about 50ish blogs and I just read all the posts that interest me. Of course, giveaways add up to this. But after that I read and see if I like the blog. If I don't I unfollow again :/ But well. It's useless to keep it on bloglovin if I won't read the posts anyways. It wouldn't help the blogs either, right!

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    1. i always say i will do that [with giveaway blogs] i know it's bad but i feel like if i don't i'll just get more cluttered [i never manage to though because BLOGGER IS BEING A PEST].

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  6. oh gosh, i just did a bit of tweaking to my reader! i realized some blogs i THOUGHT i was following, i wasn't because they switched URLs and i also added heaps of new blogs (like yours!). i actually go in and out of reading my feed. i generally try to at least skim the posts and see if i'm interested in any/try to comment. i try to only follow blogs i KNOW i will try to read!

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    1. hmm that's happened to me too! i think i lost followers when i changed my URL and now i know why! awwh thank you! i just checked out your blog and OH MY GIDDY AUNT did you design it? it is so pretty and gah *steals it* i'm not following you because i'm trying to sort my reader out [unsuccessfully] *sigh* but once i have you're going stright on there!

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    2. aww thanks so much! nope, my friend designed it for me! i am so not that talented. :)

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  7. I follow 267 blogs. I keep track of them all on Feedly and I love how easy it is to unfollow blogs when it gets to that point.

    I do read them all. Though, of course, not every blog post. I really don't find In My Mailbox type posts interesting so I always skip those. I also skip over reviews of books I have no interest in (adult fiction, self-pubbed titles, sequels where I haven't read the first book etc). I skip over cover reveals and memes that offer no content. That sort of thing.

    Also, if I have a lot of blog posts to catch up on, I'll go through the blogs I follow and just automatically mark certain blogs as read. If it happens a few times in a row, I'll just unfollow those blogs. Simple!

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  8. I follow about 70 blogs, but not a single one do I read every post of. And I don't think that's something to be ashamed of! Not all types of content interest everyone, so I think it's okay to only read what interests you. Personally, I'm not a fan of In My Mailbox posts and book hauls, so I don't read those, but if I see a discussion post that piques my interest, then I will!

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  9. I follow a lot of blogs, but I just like scrolling through my feed and visiting interesting looking posts or reviews for books I'm curios about :) I don't read everything or comment everywhere, that would drive me crazy! Haha.

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  10. It shames me to say it but I too follow so many blogs that I don't read. There's a few blogs that I know the urls of and read often but sometimes I just glance through my blog roll and pick ones that have interesting titles. What I did recently was I cleared all the blogs on my bloglovin account and only followed ones that I really like. But I still follow everyone on GFC. It seems unfair to unfollow them on that...
    Marian ^_^ x
    btw very topical post. I liked it - it got me thinking!

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