Wednesday, 27 July 2011

I Need To Check Blogs More Often

This post inspired by recent events, and it's probably gonna be kinda short really.

I was bored lately, and decided I'd probably do some writing, when I looked at my clock, noticed the time, and decided it was a good time to do my daily checking of blogs. As well as writing one, I follow an awful lot of blogs. While some of them are inactive, a lot of them aren't, and I usually end up with a lot of tabs open lol. I thought to myself I could write some more after reading the blogs.

It's about an hour (possibly two) later, and I stopped reading blogs about five or ten minutes ago. I'm now actually too tired to keep writing, well, except for this blog post I guess lol. At first checking all the updates in a blog once a day seemed like a good idea, just a bit out of time out of my day to get the job out the way.

Now though, it does seem to be taking a lot of time, so I might have to start checking for updates maybe 3 or 4 times a day, have little sessions of looking at blogs rather than looking at about 30 or so in one go. Usually by the time I get to the end I'm half dead and I can't be bothered to read any more. So if I seem not all that active on your blog, I'm not disinterested, I have a policy of only following blogs I'd find interesting, but you ended up way down on the list of updates, so I apologise.

Slight update:Upon writing this I have changed how I do business. I now check for new blogs every time I check my own blogs views and stats. This means I check blogs more, but they have a lot more of my attention. The only downside is that I follow a lot of American blogs, so they tend to write their blogs while I'm sleeping, leading to a lot of blogs being checked when I wake up and then very little update activity lol. I get by though, I get by.

On an unrelated topic, I hit 1000 page views, I actually can't believe this day came, thank you all so much ^_^ I'm also coming up on 100 followers. So I'm preparing for my head to explode.
Do you read a lot of blogs yourself? How often do you check them? Once a day like how I did, or at set times? Just when the mood takes you?

32 comments:

  1. i check them once a day, and post a new thing everyday

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  2. I usually check at least once when I get on my pc, then if I get any email notifications of posts or things on mine I will check my updates feed to see if anything interesting is about, I then recheck people when I get bored.

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  3. congrats on almost hitting a 100 followers. ill be there eventually.

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  4. i have a lot of free time at work (yea i am lucky) so i check my blog and the blogs i follow in the morning. Sometimes i also check before i go to bed.

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  5. I check blogs as soon as I wake up, but only the ones that have left comments on the post I made on the prior day.

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  6. Once a day I check as many of the blogs that follow me as I can. Realistically, it's hard to read all of them, but I always, always read and reply to those who comment on ours. We're at almost 500 followers, and frankly, it's impossible to read 500 blogs a day.

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  7. I had the same realization... I always read my followers blogs, then commenters blogs, then the dashboard. I do it in 5-10 minute bursts throughout the day so I don't get bogged down. Oh and somehow find time to write some rubbish post haha.

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  8. Gratz on the views. I follow and read people who follow me, and I have a couple of more popular blogs I follow. I check whenever I feel like it, which seems to work out. Staggering them out works better. I see a new blog post by someone I follow, so I bust out a read, throw a comment. Later, if I'm checking again, i may see if there are any more comments. It's a pretty lax but effective system

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  9. I read a lot of blogs daily. I check for updates at least twice a day.

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  10. I don't have any system really.. just go through some now and some later.

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  11. well you can start and check out mine now !!! ;D

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  12. Grats on 1k views :) apparently I didnt follow you so fix'd that ;)

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  13. Eh, I read blogs and do blogging in my free time. More of a little hobby than a job.

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  14. I've typically followed your previous pattern, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to try your new one.

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  15. I check my blog every day. :D

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  16. I feel your pain, I'm going to have to check blogs are different times at a day, when I do it all at once I get 60-70 tabs open at once I think from just daily updates

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  17. I generally open all the ones that were posted in the last X Hours (since I last checked) before reading and just do it. Gotta make sure you check everyone's work, y'know? :)

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  18. I try to watch what's new, but I've been busy last five or six days. Life.

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  19. 100 followers, awesome :) I want that too! *envy*

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  20. I check my blog every day. :D

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  21. I've typically followed your previous pattern, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to try your new one.

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  22. Eh, I read blogs and do blogging in my free time. More of a little hobby than a job.

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  23. Grats on 1k views :) apparently I didnt follow you so fix'd that ;)

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  24. well you can start and check out mine now !!! ;D

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  25. I don't have any system really.. just go through some now and some later.

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  26. I read a lot of blogs daily. I check for updates at least twice a day.

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  27. congrats on almost hitting a 100 followers. ill be there eventually.

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  28. i check them once a day, and post a new thing everyday

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