Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Who writes these blogs...

and why am I following them?

I realized a few days ago that I am missing out on posts on blogs that I really like because my dashboard is full of posts from so many blogs. I don't like finding out days later that my friends had a shelf almost kill them, or that there is a boring contest that I really want to win, or that I know someone that lives in Nashville and has been through terrible storms.

So I went to "manage" the blogs I am following. I was following 126!! OMG! 126 people are not following ME. So I started reviewing who I was following. Some are eay, since I see them everyday, SonyaAnn, McVal and Marilyn. But I found a couple that don't even exist anymore. Of course they were not filling up my dashboard.

What was filling it up was the blogs that have a couple thousand followers. They don't know me! I probably started following for good reasons, but now some of those blogs are just coupon links or total contest blogs. Now, I enjoy a good coupon or a good contest as much as the next guy. But I want to be able to find out what by really bloggy friends are up to. So I started weeding some out. I got rid of 15 today. I am hoping that stopping following those with huge numbers of followers will keep my dashboard down to a readable level.

I AM supposed to be working after all. LOL!

16 comments:

SonyaAnn said...

Yay!!! I'm somebody you check on every day!!! I need someone to watch over me.

Frances said...

I DO check you everyday. And now that I have started weeding down some of the blogs I follow, it will be easier to find you!

McVal said...

Way to clean house! I need to clean up my google reader too. I've got way too many that I'm sure I started following for some reason...

McVal said...

And I'm so happy when you visit!

Frances said...

Hi, McVal. I know I started all of them for good reason, but when they started burying the blogs I really want to read, then something had to give.

Pam said...
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Pam said...

Sorry, I messed up my comment. I went through my list recently and found some that were out of date too.

Frances said...

No, Pam, you weren't weeded. LOL! (I saw your first comment in my email before you deleted it.)

I only weeded out ones that I don't really know and I know they don't know me....at least they never come to visit.

slugmama said...

"I don't like finding out days later that my friends had a shelf almost kill them, or that there is a boring contest that I really want to win......"
Gee, I have no CLUE who you mean here!lolol

I seriously need to weed my blogroll and reader too AND all the blogs that send me emails since alot of them are the mega couponing ones and it's the same information over and over and over and over....well, you get the point.lol
I know not everyone has the time or the drive to be as chatty as SOME of us**whistling and looking up**but I do like to check everyone's blog whom I consider a bloggy friend every day at least once.

Frances said...

Slugmama, I agree. I want to get to my friends blogs at least once a day. And some of them I need to get to more than once a day.

Yep....I am supposed to be working right now. LOL!

Marilyn's Money said...

Weed, weed weed, oh I haven't mentioned my garden yet? hee, hee, I do know whay ya mean, now really you don't need that box of junk as much as me? I'll need to post about boxes of junk falling on my head soon. Don't miss that one!

Frances said...

Marilyn, I really NEED that boring box. Really, I do. LOL!

slugmama said...

Now now girls....no fighting over the box now. Am I going to have to send you both to your corners?lol

Frances said...

Slugmama, I think you WILL have to send us to separate corners! LOL!

OH! I need to go submit my entry for today.

Annie Jones said...

I hope you're still following me, even if I haven't posted for two weeks!

I'm in the same boat, though, and quit following several blogs that were just contest or coupon links. I'd love to follow everyone, but I just don't have time.

jinmo said...

Since I am back, I hope you keep following me, although I don't have anything truly exciting going on.