22 thoughts on “Following Too Many…

  1. I created a separate email to be staying tuned at specific readers page.so everytime they upload i get a notification sent to my email inbox since i subscribed via email to their blogs.
    Instead of coming to wordpress i just check in my inbox.
    Hope this helps Tony. Cheers! – Cezane

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    1. I tried subscribing to email notifications once and had over a thousand emails in several days. I had to put an end to that. I still get email notifications for some blogs, but I mostly use the reader and pay attention to those blogs that visit my blog and click like so I pay it forward to them first.

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  2. I feel you. What I’ve done in the last several months is try to visit blogs that visit my blog, but visiting an average of 25 blogs a day is too much on some days. I also go through the reader to visit all blogs that I subscribe to. On some days, that is really time consuming when one blog publishes multiple posts per day. So, I pay attention to the subject matter and visit only those posts that interest me. When my week is busy or I’m not feeling well, I try to catch up on weekends.

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  3. Glad you brought up this topic. I realized lately that I could not keep up with everyone all the time. I have cut myself some slack. I find the e mail updates helpful – it means I can check if I missed any of my regular followers.

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  4. I’m in the same boat so I’m probably going to delete people that don’t blog as much or I’ve lost interest in their content.

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  5. I feel the same way. I often feel overwhelmed but then have to take a step back and realise that I can only read and comment on so much. And most people understand, ultimately we’re all in the same boat. Cheers. 🙂

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  6. I just do what time allows. I usually don’t read re-blogs, just original material (unless I have ample time). I have deleted some that tend to just re-blog information that is in the news and offer zero original content. Good luck!

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  7. I dont have too many to follow ao far. I wouldnt be able to keep up with everyone anyways. I just do what I can, when I can.

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  8. I try to like posts during the week or maybe share a post at least once a month. But it’s hard to keep up. You guys have such great blogs and I don’t have enough time to keep up.

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  9. I think, as others have said, that we’re all in the same boat. I read as many as I can, whenever I get a chance. It’s not always easy to keep up, and it’s impossible to read every post. I certainly don’t expect everyone in my community to read every single post that I publish. We do what we can. 🙂

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  10. I just talked about this very topic last week. I began with a spreadsheet but after it got to a couple of hundred I had to use the reader but I like the idea one of your readers mentioned about bookmarking those blogs frequented more often and I’m going to create a folder for this because then it’s just a click of the button.

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  11. I think most active bloggers have the same challenge. As long as you check in fairly often (not always) and pay their post/s full attention so you can comment, I suspect we will be happy with that. I lose interest in people who never read any of my posts, as I know some people prefer the numbers to the give-and-take of blogging.
    I also don’t want to find myself hitting “Like” without visiting a post. I once posted a blank page by accident and got many Likes, and not a single person alerted me to the blank page.

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  12. I sort of cycle through them. I read the ones I love best most often and then cycle through the rest so that I at least look at them one a month or so. You sure can’t read them all every day!

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