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Who Do I Follow?
Overall there are just too many reading blogs to follow, but how do I choose which bloggers to follow. I hope I can enlighten those who are struggling with this particularly but also provide a tip or two to those who may not feel this is a struggle. I am basing all of this off my own experience and what has helped me to change and grow.
There are two main ways to follow a blog: 1) Through a reader of your choice, ie. Bloglovin, Feedly; or 2) Via email by subscribing on the blogger’s website. There are also Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, but those are not covered here.
In the beginning, I followed many blogs via the reader. I don’t remember the count, but it was oodles. Obviously following more than I could read daily, I would read as many websites every day as I possibly could. From this process I “learned” what the blogging community was about. I discovered memes, events, and wonderful tips.
After several months of this process, I figured I needed to scale back. I chose my favorite blogs and signed up for email updates. My favorites were those that I enjoyed reading their posts and there had been some influence on my blog development and knowledge.
I still follow several blogs through my reader to discover new ideas and for new inspiration. I also follow blogs that are not just about books, but of other interests and find that these sometimes provide more lightbulb moments.
So here’s my challenge to you:
If you are new to the blogging community (you define new) or need some fresh ideas, begin following several new blogs via your reader. After several months, whittle down your list to your top favorites and sign up for those to hit your email inbox. And if you have not been follow non-book blogs, check out a few.
If you are not new to the blogging community and have been wondering how to organize the blogs you follow, choose those that are you favorites and sign up for those to hit your inbox. Also, go out and find some new blogs to follow in your reader. Make sure to choose some that are not just book related.
Good luck and I hope this helps!!
Happy Bloggiesta Weekend