CJ made the comment in his post yesterday that "I couldn't cope with the hundreds of e-mails that I'd get if I ticked the little box on people's blogs! I know GB does but he has access to the internet on his phone and seems to follow about 200 blogs and read their replies as well. He always did manage his time better than me." Oddly that's the first time I have realised the big difference between our Blogland lives and the way we follow bblogs. I actually follow very few Blogs (excluding family I follow around 20 or so and not all contribute regularly) but those I follow I follow in detail and I try to read all the comments made on them and I try to follow up on all the comments made on mine.
So although my Blogland horizons have slowly expanded over the years my Blogland is still very small. I do, however, feel that I know my Blogland friends quite well. I also enjoy the discussions which posts and comments can lead to both within and without the comment box on a blog itself.
I think that I realised just how different my approach to Blogland is when I read a post recently after being directed to it in someone's post on word verification. The blogger said "Just being 100% point blank, here. I follow between 300 and 400 blogs. I leave a TON of comments all over Blogland every day. I CANNOT CONTINUE TO DO SO IF I RUN INTO WORD VERIFICATION AT SO MANY SITES! I don't mean to be rude, but my time is better spent in other pursuits than decoding and typing nonsense. Let's face it, we all have limited time to give to blogging (and I already give too much!)" With over 700 followers and 156 comments on that post alone I could see where she was coming from. But it certainly is not where I want to be!