Early this Sunday morning I stumbled across a blog that led me to another blog prompting me to reflect on how many blogs I read each morning. I’ve got my list of favorites but sometimes I discover another blogger on their page that I want to read leading me on a grand blog tour.
Over time more blogs get added to the blogroll. This morning I began to organize some blogrolls on this machine on my desk; for some bloggers are no longer accessible, are blocked, or they’ve changed their style in a manner not favorable to this reader.
My favorites list is four miles long. Do you save stuff just so you can return to it one time and then you will delete it? I’ve got a temporary folder but it’s been temporary for 3 years with about a hundred sites I have not returned to.
Just as Susannah wrote about in her post on this very subject of Digital Detox, there are some blogs that really upset me. Furthermore, there are blog sites home to such blogs that are filled with hatred and meanness. Perhaps I will put a block on that entire site.
Email. Goodness. It’s always been a priority to keep the contents low on that account and with wonderful filters can avoid most spam. But there are those FWD’s, and all the RN recruiters in the world trying to find me a job 3000 miles away when my Monster and Career Builder accounts specifically state “not willing to relocate”. Email addresses and emails no longer needed:
Ah, that is a good start and feels better already. Why don’t you join me. Be sure to give credit to Susan Conway. It’s her badge!
Edit: To my fellow bloggers that I have followed: When referring to removing negative blogs from my reading, that does not include the public list on this page. I often find myself returning in hopes to find something different, or I discover new blogs that I really do not care to return to in the first place. I’ve axed no one from my list!