November 21, 2007


I usually lurk on a bunch of other blogs and comment semi-liberally (ha, ha) on those other blogs both to encourage the authors and to giver whatever I feel I can contribute, because I know I appreciate contributions on my blog. But for the first time in a long time I’ve been way too busy to keep up with my favorite blogs every day.

That’s partly because I am busy. Also partly because my list of “favorite” blogs (most of them slightly more personal, or with a personal connection) has expanded over time. Thirdly - some of my favorite blogs are in the swing of NaBloPoMo, so there are a lot more posts.

I think all this is great. But the downside is less commenting, which makes me a little sad. And some blogs on which I frequently lurk probably don’t know I’m still a reader because I never comment. I like small blogs better than mega-blogs. I like personal blogs better than targeted, one-subject blogs. And I like to have personal connections to the blogs I read. And those types of blogs thrive on personal comments.

In any case, this is me excusing myself for being spread thin. If you think I’m reading your blog, I probably am. If you think I stopped reading your blog, I probably did not stop. Just so you know.

Posted by James at November 21, 2007 10:11 PM
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We know you're out there, JP. Lurking. Lurking. ;)

Posted by: leslie at November 21, 2007 10:33 PM

We still love you James. Thick or thin. :-)

Posted by: Chuck S. at November 22, 2007 10:33 AM

I'm way behind on reading all the prolific postings going on this month. It's not just you.

Posted by: Kitten Herder at November 22, 2007 7:55 PM

Must be NaBloPoMo, then!

Posted by: James at November 22, 2007 7:58 PM

I've been trying hard to keep up on my reading. Google Reader helps me, but you still need the time to read what it flags. Hope things lighten up for you soon. You're still the nexus.

Posted by: briwei at November 26, 2007 3:17 PM

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