Most of us already follow too many blogs to keep up with, I know.
I follow 112 other bloggers, and more than 60% of those are active, and posting regularly. Making sure I read their posts and make a relevant or pertinent comment takes up a lot of time. But it is important to me to be a ‘good follower’, and keep up the community spirit in our circle of bloggers.
I get asked all the time to follow new bloggers, and sadly have to decline. Sometimes it is because they are blogging about hair and make-up, something that is of no interest to me, or their blog might be evangelically religious, something else I have always avoided.
But the main reason I don’t follow when asked is because of the amount of blogs I already follow, and the time that takes. I am sure that this applies to everyone else too, in different degrees. However, following on from my earlier post about all those new bloggers who have decided to start blogging, ‘The Blog Explosion’, I have decided to do something.
I will choose one of those new bloggers, and follow them, starting today. This is the one I have chosen at random. It is a new blog, started by a lady in Russia.
And I am making a friendly suggestion that all of you who are able to do so, should do the same. Imagine the encouragement they will get from having even one new follower, especially if that follower is an established blogger who is already part of a great community on WordPress.
And at a time when we are unable to meet new people face to face, what better way to communicate something positive, to a complete stranger?
Let’s hope the idea catches on. 🙂
Best wishes to everyone as always, Pete.