An Open Letter To My Fellow Bloggers

I know that I am a comment junkie and a ‘like whore’ so I feel the way Biff does. I feel remorse when I do not have time to read all the posts of my fellow bloggers. Sometimes, it is difficult to not sound generic when replying to the comments my friends have left on my posts. I feel your pain brothers and sisters.

Biff Sock Pow

Panicking

Hey!  You know what’s a full time job?

Reading other peoples’ blogs.

Man!  I try to keep up.  I really do.  The more people I follow, the more things pop up on my “Followed Sites” stream.  And I try to read them.  I try to be a good follower.  I am liberal (though sincere) with my likes.  I even try to comment once in awhile.  But after an hour or two of that, it dawns on me I haven’t written anything in my own blog.  So I click the “Write” button and start to dash something off.

But then I have to deal with Bloggers Guilt.  That’s the feeling of guilt you get when you’re writing in your own blog and realizing that dozens of posts by fellow bloggers are slowly scrolling down into oblivion in your “Followed Sites” stream.   There’s no keeping up.

So I read and like and…

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15 thoughts on “An Open Letter To My Fellow Bloggers

  1. Jerry, I do laugh at your picture. It is true, the balance between our day to day life and the communication with friends on the various blogs can be hard to handle.
    I have written a poem on this and will post it in a week or two. Like in normal life we can’t but do our best.
    miriam

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  2. Bloggers guilt! Almost as bad as Writers Guilt! You know … that feeling you have when you spend too much time reading other people’s blogs and never, ever actually write on your novel – the masterpiece that will shake the world.

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  3. I relate to this so strongly! Quite recently, I pared down my (previously huge) list of followed blogs to only the ones I’m genuinely excited about reading. I felt super guilty for a while but it means that I’m more able to keep up, more able to read and comment and actually interact with people whose writing I enjoy.

    I took a few weeks off everything for NaNoWriMo and it’s been lovely catching up on blog posts I’ve missed 🙂

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  4. Jerry, as expressed above, I am really glad you shared this post! It was great to see we all struggle trying to get a drink out of a fire hose turned up to full blast!

    I try to respond to all my comments and like to explore the likes too to see what my readers are doing. I figure if I’m going to read someone else’s work I should read the work of someone who follows me. And just like with this post I was happy and blessed that I did!

    Thanks My Friend, for following and viewing my work! I have really enjoyed your wisdom!
    Chuck

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