Many of us try to read as many of blogville’s blogs as we can, but there really just aren’t enough hours in the day to do so. So, we pick and choose the blogs that we won’t skip no matter what, the blogs of our personal people on blogville that loyalty and/or genuine interest in the blogger’s life makes us read. But apart from these, how do you decide what other blogs to read? Well here are my confessions regarding blog reading:
- If the blog is fiction, and consists of stories that are many parts long (greater than two parts), I don’t read those entries. There are two reasons for this: first, I don’t like to start reading a story that I can’t commit to finishing (I feel the same way about books), and I would forget details of an instalment before the next one came out which would result in me having to reread the previous entry before moving on. I guess really it’s the time involved in reading those blogs that stops me. I do read the non-story entries and (usually) comment on those though.
- I don’t read purely poetry blogs as regularly as other blogs because sometimes I don’t know how to comment on poems, especially if the writer has a common theme, meaning that most of my comments would be quite similar.
- If the blogger types lyk dis all d tym, it just makes me feel old, so of course I have to avoid such blogs to maintain my illusion of youth.
- There are 79 entries by Nigerian bloggers on my google reader that I have yet to read, and I try to comment on every entry I read. My comments are usually longer than a few lines, so it takes me a long time to get through all the blogs.
- Although I have mentioned being single once or twice (or three times), blogs that focus on all the men the blogger is trying to decide between are fun to read but I often don’t feel I have much to comment on, because to me the obvious choice is well, obvious. I enjoy the stories though.
- Fashion blogs inspire me, and I read some, but often don’t have much to contribute so I don’t usually comment.
- I rarely read political blogs. I respect their writers and their analysis of what is going on in Nigeria, but I still haven’t developed a real interest in politics.
How many individual blogs do you keep track of? Do you have any blog-related confessions?