“Why spend time reading other blogs?
- Publishing posts is only half of blogging — engaging with the community is the other.
- Considering what other bloggers write will inspire you and sharpen your thoughts.
Part of what makes blogging such a rich experience are the relationships we develop with people from around the world. Those relationships only happen when we engage with one another — Plus, reaching out to other bloggers is the best way to have them return the favor.” (from the assignment)
This makes sense. Blogging is a way to connect. Right now, I’m already following several blogs. However, I don’t sit down to read them very often. So, I decided to check them all out…it’s been pretty sad. Most of the blogs seem to be slowly dying – not deleted, but with not much recent activity. I guess I’m not as behind, since there was nothing to read! 😦
The Reader is something I don’t use very often, but I believe it’s suppose to allow me to stay up on the blogs and topics I choose to follow more easily. So, maybe I should check it out more often!? If you need easier…and that’s me!! 🙂
I do already add tags (which are the topics people can search for) to my posts, but I’ve rarely used them to hunt down topics.
Finding 5 blogs and 5 topics to follow was not easy. (I already had 16 blogs and 6 tags that I was following…not regularly, but I clicked “follow”!) 🙂 I do not want to waste my time or follow something just because it was an assignment. My thought before I jump in to the assignment: I don’t believe I’m going to get five each, but… I did follow…
A couple more addition came as I search through topics:
*Merry Magpie Farm — I found through the “homeschooling” tag
*Quietly Reminded — I found through the “Hello Mornings” tag
For Tags/Topics I began to follow Christianity, motherhood, homeschooling, prayer, Hello Mornings, and book reviews.
Well, well, I actually completed my assignment plus one! I added 6 blogs and 6 tags. Is that because I am an overachiever? Perhaps not since I had to use spellcheck to spell “overachiever”!! But we can’t all assume that all overachievers know how to spell! Most likely there is a little bit of rebellion in there too! 😉 🙂
It’s Just Me,