Update Day Twelve on Attila's son: "Still critical, but a little more than stable. Cautious hope, but hope nonetheless." And, today Attila answers a few questions from some of you who are new to her blog and haven't gotten to know her family before this. Click HERE to read.
In the process of learning how to use Blogger-- of which, even after 10 months, I am still a total novice, I recently discovered that the list of blogs I follow in my Dashboard's "Reading List" was maxed out! Apparently, 300 is the limit. Who knew?!? That explains, in part, why my Sidebar of "Blogs I Read" grew to be a mile long.
I read A LOT of blogs. I admit, in the beginning, I followed very blog I read that I thought would be of interest to me-- But ultimately, some were not. Not that they were bad blogs, it's just that as I navigated my way through Blogland, I had no idea how many blogs there were out there and that not all of them were my cup of tea.
That brings me to my Guilt Trip du Jour. I've spent the past two weeks weeding through all my blog lists and fine-tuning my reading preferences. Countless hours have been spent with copies of these lists, covered in notes, highlighted with user names, trying to make sure I get it right. It was a big job and the stress was, well, stressful to say the least.
That's a nice way of saying, I dropped a pile of blogs from my reading lists-- And now it's keeping me awake at night!
I'm sure some of the blog authors could care less if I'm reading them or not-- They probably won't even notice I'm gone. But I feel really bad about potentially hurting someone's feelings for not following them anymore. And, I have this nagging feeling I've lost a few of my cherished blogs in the process by mistake. My intent in "cleaning house" was not to cut people off, it was about getting a handle on my blog lists so I can stay organized and up to date on my reading and commenting.
But let me tell you, clicking the "Stop Following This Blog" button and deleting blogs from my Google home page was torture. And knowing a blogger might notice their "Follower" count went down, not up-- and then having a blogger I really enjoy realize it was me who dropped them-- Oy! Calling Dr. Xanax-- STAT!
Seriously, I feel really, really bad about the 83 blogs that I stopped following. There I said it-- EIGHTY-THREE! Did I mention I feel really bad about that?
So PLEASE-- In all sincerity-- PLEASE, let me know if I made a mistake with YOUR BLOG! If you don't see me commenting or on your Follower list and you know I'm a loyal reader, send me an email and let me know so I get this right once and for all.
And in my quest to figure things out, my next few posts will ask "how to" questions about This Crazy Little Thing Called Blog. Please stay tuned and join in the conversation.
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