I’ll try to keep this light and quick.
I had to go radio silent for a while from WordPress. I read a little here and there and I posted one or two posts but from May to August not a lot was going on between me and WordPress. When I got back on in early August I set about making up for lost time. I read through most of the post on my reader from May 23 to July 23. I only follow about 50 bloggers but it took me roughly a month to cover two months. I noted that on any given day there might be 20 posts to read through and I can’t possibly read them every day.
This presented a conundrum. How do I continue to read all the posts? The short answer is I wouldn’t. Maybe if I was a speed reader, I could but I’m not and I can’t. It doesn’t help either that despite some efforts to resolve this, I found that my reader page doesn’t load when I’m out and about on my phone. There’s ways around that but it is an inconvenience.
Okay so I’m not going to read all the posts. So who I am not going to read? People who don’t like my posts? That would be petty to say the least and one large problem with that- I enjoy a large number of those posts! Well how about if I only read posts where the subject matter grabbed me? That seemed fairly limiting to not go outside my own interests and learn something new. Then there is the simple fact that even if I applied all these criteria I would still struggle to keep up reading all the posts that remained.
I don’t know how some of my fellow bloggers do it! I’ve done some rambling posts well over 1,000 words and they’ve consistently read, liked and commented on my posts and must have done for others since they’re incredibly popular bloggers with large followings. If anybody has advice, let me know but I’ve decided that the solution will simply be this. When I can take some time to read blogs, I will. I’ll go from the current day and go back through until I run out of time. If I don’t get through everything, I’m just going to have to live with that. There are only so many hours in the day.
I’d like to take this time to thank all those that have ever stopped by, read, liked or followed my little ole blog. I will always be grateful for that and thank you from the bottom of my heart. For those that manage to read and correspond with so many more blogs, my hats off to you – I don’t know how you do it. I don’t mean to sound as if my presence is widely needed but to all the bloggers I follow I wish to say that I even if my presence is less pronounced in the months to come I still enjoy your work, I still hope to be around soon enough and keep punching.