Friday, April 17, 2009

Someone's got to go...

When I first started blogging I looked at more established blogs and I thought to myself, "I'm not going to have one of those blogs where I have a blog roll of thousands, that's just too many to keep up with!"

I set an ideal of a maximum of twelve. Fifteen at most. What self-respecting person has time to keep up with more blogs than that?

So I was quite ruthless at first -
* if a site takes too long to download - cull it!
* if a site gets a bit political or technical or sales oriented - cull it!
* if there is background music that keeps starting over everytime you change pages - cull it!
* if they don't update very frequently - cull it!

Then I slowly got sucked into the blogroll's wonderful capability of letting me know when a site has been updated, which means that I don't have to check them to see if they have been. And the fact that I can find the sites that I enjoy easily. And I made friends that I want to keep up with.

And now I'm nearly at 20...

And I can't cull any more...

And there are so many other sites that I want to add...

And sites of people who follow and comment on my blog that I want to check out...

And I can't keep up with them all...

And how many answers are there to my predicament?

... Approximately None. Unless I get ruthless.

6 comments:

Swift Jan said...

Sometimes I can be ruthless too.. hehe

Crazy Sister said...

It's not easy! Rest assured if I cull mine, like I should, you'll always be in the top three!

Givinya De Elba said...

Oh I know that predicament! I really wish I could get around to commenting on all the blogs of people who have commented on mine this last month - I have new followers and new commenters, but without neglecting my kids and becoming a nerdy blog hermit, I can't get around to it!

Stranded in Stepford said...

I completely understand. I'm getting to the point that I may have to cut a few myself because there are only 8 hours in my workday and I really can't take on more than say 7.5 hours of blog reading or someone's going to notice ;)

rhubarbwhine said...

"if there is background music that keeps starting over everytime you change pages". This is also my pet hate.

Debbie said...

You don't even want to know how many blogs I have on my reader! I tried to stop at 100, then 200, then...well, you get the point!