Tuesday, September 30, 2008

'That's a lot of blog-reading, I say.'

That's what a friend said recently. He was going on incomplete data however. This is what my 'blog-reading' comprises of:

A 100 feeds.

1433 posts - at last count - that I saved because I seem to have felt, at the time, that they were worth revisiting.

At least 15 blogs/sites that are not on my feedreader that I visit anyway.

The blogs that I visit more than once a day because I'm following comments or want to follow a link from there that I haven't saved elsewhere.

Facebook Blog Networks (don't get me started.)

All this makes me realise that I need to detox.*

(This may or may not be a temporary farewell note.)

*Another friend says she only follows 10 odd blogs because she's detoxing.

13 comments:

Falstaff said...

Wait, you revisit posts?

Smoke Screen said...

Whew! You do need the detox. Switch off. Meet real people. Lunch, SB? :)

Seriously, tho', are there really so many good blogs around? (And I do value your opinion.) OK, OK, are there really so many good real people around.

Banno said...

When? When do you get all that done? I start reeling after reading 15 odd posts.

blackmamba said...

:) I did not realize this blog detox thing would catch on.

now, if only there was a way to manage browser refresh addiction as well.

gaddeswarup said...

As usual, I may be talking tangentially. I think that there is some thing like a Dunbar number for the number of blogs that one can follow regularly. The problem for me is even though many blogs are interesting, for some reason or other, I feel that I am not learning any more, switch and come back after a while. But then, one is a bit of an outsider in the various groups of blogs. I try to keep links to interesting posts in my blog which I visit often to remind myself of these things. But I do not seem to be getting any wiser.

Space Bar said...

falsie: um...yeah. like when i don't have time to read them properly the first time around so i save them for later and then i forget whose post i saved for what reason....

smoke screen: oh i just met some real people. it was quite hilarious. yes, lunch some day soon.

banno: somewhere between half past five and half past six in the morning. :D

bm: ya. you cuil guys should branch out a bit and make buttons on browsers optional.

swarup garu: i'm not at all sure i read so many blogs hoping to get wiser. and like you, i don't read all blogs with uniform attention...blog detox is an excellent idea.

George said...

i come to your blog to see who has updated (or banno's blog)... and then i pick and choose. as of now there are ONLY five blogs i visit daily- and two of yours are included in that!
and i think i am getting wiser :)

but still need to detox.

and revisiting old posts? thats why you were such a bloody good film editor!!!

km said...

A detox is refreshing. (But that doesn't mean *you* should stop posting...)

dipali said...

Don't disappear again, Space Bar!

SUR NOTES said...

george is not george- its me!
she says indignantly, wondering how this happened.

chandni said...

my number is almost the same as you....do I need to detox too??

Space Bar said...

sur: ah, thank god. i was wondering when george had ever seen anything i'd edited!

dipali: no, no not going away. just a holiday.

chandni: ah, but do you skim or do you read? detox is good anyway!

Lekhni said...

I skim. Which is good, because my number is something I don't even want to know. Sometimes I just skim titles (is that a very bad crime?)

And I have TWO separate sets of feed readers. Will detox even help me? :(