Maybe now is the time to take a walk to the post office and see if there is any snail mail that is worthy of my time.
I have 147 blogs listed on my blog role. Many of them have been abandoned by their authors but they have not been removed from Blogger so I can sometimes go back and see what they used to write. I sometimes wonder if the Library of Congress will archive some of these like they do the letters of pioneers and soldiers. In other cases the authors have passed on for some of these idle blogs and they are, perhaps, blogging to his/her heart's content in some other part of the vast universe. Their blog remains as a memorial and an example of how brave we can be when we fight that last great battle.
I add some new blogs every once in a while to my blog roll. I do not go trolling for new blogs to read---who has the time? But something catches my eye on a comment they have made to a blogger I read and thus I go read a few of their entries and then add them to my list because I find I am interested in what they have to say or the way they say it. (I must admit that I have been thinking of trolling for Irish blogs as no Irish bloggers are on my list. Smile.)
But what this could mean is I can lose my life (such as an old lady's life is) to reading blogs and living others' lives with too many demanding my attention and then I end up reading each of my well-known bloggers only intermittently. I started thinking about this because a nice Blogger pinned one of my photos to Pinterest, which I have never used, but I was certainly flattered since he gave credit! We grow whether we expect it or not. How many lurkers read your blog but never comment?
Do any of you think about this? Does Blogging add balance to your time or do you find it sometimes takes up too much of your time? How many folks on your blog list? How many do you "follow." How often?