Monday, April 13, 2009

My Blogroll

I have two sets of bloggers that I read: The ones I follow and the ones which I've bookmarked. Which list are you on? What makes me drag you from bookmarked into my follow list?
1. You blog on a regular basis. Doesn't have to be every day, but if you appear to abandon your blog I don't follow you. I never take you off my favorites, though, unless you start offending me.
2. Speaking of which, I am more likely to follow you if I am not met with a content warning while opening your page. Not that there is anything wrong with a content warning, but you will notice that the blogs I follow do not have this. End of comment on this one.
3. You tell me what's going on with you day to day. I appreciate all the informative articles, youtubes, memes, etc. But I also enjoy reading about where you live, what it is like there. how you spend your time. You can be boring as hell, but I'll continue reading.
4. Your blog cannot be solely about politics. I'm all for gay marriage, but I just don't want to hear about it or your favorite candidate every day.
5. Write about the love of your life. I would say that this is #1 on why I choose to follow someone these days. I am a hopeless romantic, and knowing that someone else out there is loving the person they want to love like I am, makes me smile. I don't want to hear graphic details of your sex life (Thank you CC for today's post), but I love to hear about your lives together, how you met, your struggles, etc.

On the other hand, my list of bookmarked blogs is growing weekly. There are some of you on that list that I simply have not felt compelled to share with the world. You are all mine. LOL Sometimes I will share a link of yours, though. Who the heck cares if you are on either list? No one, but I guess I wanted to point out that followers are not the only ones who read our blogs. How do YOU determine who you follow and who you do not? Do you do anything specific to gain more followers? Is it important to you to get more followers? One blog I read has 365 followers. He is probably a professional writer or should be. But he basically just writes about his family, and look at all the followers he has! I couldn't take the pressure.


Butch Boo said...

maybe it's the blog name- the wind in your vagina- fab!

I shall bear in mind what you've said- I certainly write about my love! Great post- thanks



Tonya said...

Found you through another one of your followers. I enjoyed your blogs and I'm looking forward to reading more. I just started this blogging thing and struggle with it, but enjoy it more. Hope you stop by sometime and read mine. Your comment about wanting to read about our 'love' has inspired me to write my first one completely about her. Long overdue. :)

Tonya said...

I found your blog through a follower. Loved reading your blogs. Your comment about wanting to hear about our 'loves' has inspired me to write about mine. I just started this blogging thing. I struggle with it but I enjoy it more. I've only done a few. A blog solely about her is long overdue. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

In my best Bill Murray voice from "Groundhog Day"...
1. me
2. me also
3. me also
4. me also
5. whew! I am REALLY close on this one!

I feel the same way about whether I follow a blog or just bookmark it. :)