I received notice from a fellow blogger today that she is taking me off her blogroll as I am a "lazy blog correspondent." She commented that she reads my blog daily and that I could at least have the courtesy to do the same. She noted that her google analytics show that I only visit about once a week.
Yeah, that sounds about right to me. This blogger suggested that I "prune" my list of blogs that I read so that I can get to them all in one day. She said that this worked for her.
Well, I am glad that you found something that works for you. It won't work for me. Take a look at my blogroll. I like each and every person on that list. I won't be doing any pruning. I'm not one of those people who put just anyone on my blogroll. I have to genuinely like their blogs and read them as much as I am able. I do this.
Unfortunately, I do have a life beyond blogville. If I sat all day long at the computer, I could probably read everyone's blog each day. But, I can't. I have a living to earn. A child to care for. A spouse who I kind of enjoy talking to from time to time.
My blog is a part of my life. They key word here is "part."
If I was glued to the computer, I would start to find this whole blog thing tedious. As it is, I find it a joyful part of my life. I like reading blogs.
And I am never hurt if someone doesn't visit every day. I hardly expect them to. I understand that we all have lives to live. I think it important that we all get our rest, see our families, read some good books and watch a little mindless TV now and then. In fact, I am always very surprised and delighted to get posts on my blog. It's like my Sally Field moment every day. ("You like me! You really like me!)
So, I will miss your comments on my blog, and I am sorry that your feelings were hurt. But, I am not going to make any changes. I yam what I yam and all that shit.
One thing I love about blogville is that there are no big stringent rules. There seems to be room for a wide diversity of us. If someone doesn't like what I have to say, they can skip on to another one. I can do the same.
We are here for each other and enjoy each other. But, we aren't joined at the hip. We aren't in deep enough with each other that I feel compelled to check on all of you each day. I know that your lives go on nicely without me, just as mine goes on without you.
But, I am glad that you are here. I enjoy your company.
So...hey, disgruntled post writer: Check in as often as you like. Or not. It's your choice. And I will still enjoy your blog if you don't mind.
Once a week or so.....