Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Don't Give Up on Me Baby

This note it to you.

You keep stopping by.

You keep leaving comments.

But, I haven't been able to return the love.

I haven't forgotten about you.

It's just that I decided to follow through on an idea to launch a new blog that actually might be successful.

I have poured my every thought and late night blog time into that in the last three weeks.

But it has come at your expense.

I apologize for not being able to get to my regular rounds.

But I promise,

when I get a free moment this weekend,

I will be by to see all my old bloggy friends and to meet all the new ones that have left comments.

And I promise, I'll be funnier next week.

After my school's-gonna-start-in-two-weeks-let's-get-away-family mini-vacay.

"So don't give up on me baby!" (that's a really old David Soul song for those of you younger than I am ...which is pretty much all of you)

However,

I do have a burning question. How many blogs do you regularly follow?

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70 Comments:

Gina said...

I have 13 on my sidebar that I check in on regularly.

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JourneytoFamily said...

I subscribe to 61 blogs... YIKES. Actually it's not so bad... not everyone posts every day or even every week. And Google Reader cuts down on my time checking to see if there are new posts.

My hat is off to you... I couldn't handle doing more than one blog myself.

JourneytoFamily said...

Oh... and let me just say I had a huge crush on David Soul from "Here Comes the Brides" re-runs (original air dates were a little before my time). I bought that record and listened to that song over and over... and... I'm a total geek. :)

Life With My 3 Boybarians said...

Debbie,

Why oh why have your forsaken me?!

Nahhh, I'll never leave ya'.

I think I follow about 50 regularly. And about 200 peripherally. Plus the growing number of blogs that I designed that I like to check in on every once in awhile.

Actually, I'm surprised I have time to pee.

Love you, though.

Life With My 3 Boybarians said...

And just like the wordy, nerdy dork that I am - my fingers went too slow for my brain.

I mean - who screws up *that* quote?!

Me, that's who.

Julie said...

i have in my reader about 20, but I only look at them when they have new entries.

Kat said...

I'm still here. :-)

I have way too many on my reader. I skim some there. I try to comment. And especially to reciprocate. But, I have to move from my computer chair. So, faithfully, I comment on about 15.

Trish said...

I'm not high maintanance like that. That's why this thing between me and you works. Don;t worry, I'll still be here when you get back. I ain't goin no where. Well, maybe I'm headed your way soon.

daily reads - 8

every other day reads - 5

weekly reads - 10

post on my own blog? never.

Have a great vacaY!

Texan Mama @ WhoPutMeInCharge said...

Howdy Doody. I have 28 blogs in my feed reader, but I constantly watch to see, am I enjoying this blog? Can I nix it to make room for one more that I like more? Some I liked at the beginning but if they are always about the same thing over and over, I skip reading them.

I have to admit, I read blogs, and I enjoy it, but I miss reading books.

And, additionally, I try to visit every once in a while, some blogs from this place called "Blog around the world"... maybe you've heard of it??

Evi said...

I'm too lazy to go back and check (okay, I know that is pathetic) but I think I also have about 10 or more in my blogroll that I check up on almost daily.

Evi said...

okay I'm not too lazy to come back and correct myself...I apparently have 22...yet I know about a 1/4 of them don't post...but I keep them there out of obligation.

Amy said...

YOu are so totally forgiven, but don't be sorry, life happens. If anyone understands we do!

I am subscribed to close to 70 blogs, but they don't all post regularly. I probably read about 40or so per day.

Lynn - the piggy bank painter said...

I have about 50 in google reader. Some post daily some don't. And then I delete the ones that don't post ever again after I start reading them. It's like they know I am there or something. And I like to look for new blogs from comments or other blogrolls. I read somewhere that some people have well over 100...

Jennifer said...

Morning, Debbie. I read 4-5 everyday and that's about it. But... it may grow soon b/c...

I think I may take the next step and start blogging myself after school starts. I even have a title...

"More Mary, Less Martha" I envision this being more for me, to keep me accountable for being the loving attentive Mom my kids need me to be. I find my to do list taking priority over them TOO TOO much and then I run out of day and I haven't read to them or played with them, it scares me. The "public confession" of this makes me even more scared. But that's why I think I need the blog, if I see each day what fun things 9or not) I have to blog about then maybe I will make it happen.

Anyway...starting to ramble too much and think out loud too much for the comment space.

Let's do coffee after school starts! I'll email you.

Love ya! Jennifer

PS and DON'T dare apologize for not posting more you have a great reason (not even an excuse. a reason.) and we all will gladly wait upon you.

Steph said...

I have about 30 that I check on every day...they don't all update every day so it's not so bad!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

I've got 50 in my blogroll, and a few that I need to add... and probably a couple I need to get rid of.

Sidney said...

I check on about 20 daily, I think...or whenever I am able.

I used to LOVE that song...and it's such a "Tragedy" (BeeGees) that you feel bad...please don't give it another thought!

Oh, and I'd venture to say that I AM older than you......

oº˚ Anissa ˚ºo said...

I follow 25 regular a day -- and the ones that leave comments I go to their blogs so for the pass couple of days I would say about 40

Megan B said...

104 in my googlereader. Aren't I glad not everyone posts every day, LOL? ;)

Britt said...

I'm not sure how many .. I've never counted. All I know is they get me through breakfast and most of nap-time :o) At least 10 I'm sure.

Kori said...

Rough count I think I have 36 in my reader. But I have whole lots more saved in my favorites. Ones I read but don't really comment on. I know, I know I am such a chicken sometimes.

Kathi said...

I have about 25 on my blog roll (which totally rocks by the way!) They don't all update every day, so I only read the new posts. I always try to comment, because that's the way I am, you know???

Rene said...

I just checked my reader and I have 40 on there but like others I'm lucky that not everyone posts everyday. I usually end up reading about 20 a day and sometimes I have to pick and choose which ones to look at. I'm always sad though when I can't read them all -- I feel like I'm going to miss something big!!

Lula! said...

You know I'll be singing this song ALL DAY LONG, Debbie. Good times...love me some David Soul, one-hit wonder that he was.

How many blogs do I follow? Ummmmmm...30? Or so. I guess. But yours first--always.

Tara said...

I follow 14 regularly - the number is always growing. :)

Jenni said...

I have 17 linked on my sidebar, though a good share rarely post. I would say I only read five or six a day regularly and then a few random one that change each day.

But you are one of my top five or six that I check every day. I just need to go visit your new site now!

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

Just wanted to say thank you for the bloggy hug yesterday...and sorry for the tears...I will be a little sad tomorrow..oh my...tomorrow!!

Suzanne said...

I have 128 feeds that I follow on Bloglines. Of course, very few update daily so that makes it easier. It's quite an eclectic list also. Some blogs from Central America, one interesting woman in Cuba, a missionary family in Honduras and a few that are what I call "train wreck reading". You know, it's so awful but you just have to watch.

- Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

One Wired Woman said...

Missing you... come swim over to my blog for some eye candy. :) ~Jill

p.s. I probably visit around 15 blogs regularly. That's all I have time for... and you are one of them!! Hooray!!

Melissa said...

27 that are on my Blog Roll, but I check probably 10 or so everyday. I just don't have time to sit and read them all. I try to leave a comment even if I don't have a chance to read the entire post. I will usually come back later and read more.
Since the SITS feature day, I have been quite a bit busier with new readers. I always try to respond and check the blogs of those who visit me. I just think I want to extend them the same courtesy they've extended me.
Someone actually found my blog through your BATW sight. Thought you might want to know that. It's really working.....Deb! Keep up the good work, but don't allow yourself to get overwhelmed. It's so easy to do....

Lee Ann said...

Oh probably 25 regulars....most of those every day. Luckily they don't all post every day or else I'd get NOTHIN' done.

Becoming Me said...

You are sweet. No worries. It is hard keeping up. I've been quite behind myself

Swirl Girl said...

too many.

so many that I haven't read a newspapaer from cover to cover in months.

not enough to have my hubby put in for an intervention

Nik said...

I guess we'll let you slide this time.

I would say I read about 40 a day - comment on them every other day or so...and post on my own every other day.

Now that school has started I hope to have more time to comment more.

Melisa said...

Hi! Newbie here.

I am pretty sure that I read about 50 blogs, but I don't get to them everyday. I will now add on more because of this Blogging around the World thing.

I don't know if I should say thank you to you or punch you in the face. LOL (Just kidding.)

(Not really.)

(okay, I am.)

Katy Lin :) said...

it's ok! we understand you're busy! :)

i have 52 in my blogroll, and i try to make it to each of those at least once a week. there are between 15 and 20 that i read every day. also the MHR blogroll is over 60 now. i try to read those ladies as often as possible, and definitely on fridays :)

Jennifer said...

I've got 24. You being one of the newest. I check up on about half of them daily. The ones that post daily.
Thanks for all the work you put into BATW! It's been alot of fun.

Rhea said...

I follow a LOT of blogs, but I don't check them all daily. And, I try to comment on the blogs of all people who visit me, to be polite. lol So, sometimes I stay up way too late to accomplish all that.

I also frequently auto-post on my blog so I can plan a bunch of posts in advance and not worry about that for a while. :o)

Heather said...

Have fun on your mini-vacay!! I follow waaaaay too many.

HeathahLee said...

I have 13 on my sidebar that I try to check every day (yours is on it!), but then there are other ones in my favorites that I check when I can. I may move more into my sidebar when I get the chance. It all totals about 25 or so.

Z's Mom said...

I try to follow more than I have time for......but I do love all my bloggy friends....and then I meet their bloggy friends...and.....(sigh)

Tracy P. said...

Oh, do HAVE FUN! I'm singin' along...the original...loved it from the beginning.

More than I should and not as many as I'd like to. I'd hate to count.

Debateur said...

I have about 30 blogs in my reader but I think as time goes on I am finding those that I am passionate about so I will be adding some and deleting some.

Louisa said...

Well now I don't feel so bad about not having sent that package to LRRH and yourself as yet. It is coming though.

As for blogs? I have heaps in my reader but only half a dozen or so that I am really committed too.

Piggy said...

Six...now don't you feel special? :D

This Mom said...

I have 49 in reader and about 5 more that don't work in reader that I check regular. Thought I probably comment regular on 10 to 12 the rest I am a lurker. I also float around from time to time visiting people from others blog rolls.

It is hard having a split personality. But i will visit which ever person you feel like being. have a fun vacation.

Kimberley said...

Wow, look at all these numbers flying all around! I have about 19that I do my best to check on daily, but in my computer favorites folder, I have over 200 blogs stored away. It has become a huge world, hasn't it? Like you, I do have my precious few that I read religiously...even if I don't always comment.

Leslie said...

I'd say 10-15 right now. I think. lol....

Rozz_Lea Rozie said...

Hi Debbie, I'm new to your site, may I link you to my list? I found your site are very interesting! See you around...

oº˚ Anissa ˚ºo said...

Left you a little something on my blog -- Come and Get It!

Jennifer P. said...

That's like asking someone how much their salary is!!! :)

Tell your sis-in-law THANK YOU for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. It was fun to see that your relatives are every bit as kind and funny as you!

Monica said...

It depends on what you mean by regularly. Once a day maybe three. Once a week somewhere around 10 to 15. Just depends. Spend way to much time, but I enjoy it and it fits in the budget!

Carolina Mama said...

25-ish :) More than my blog roll states. ;)
Glad you'll be back soon. ;)

Carolina Mama said...

25-ish :) More than my blog roll states. ;)
Glad you'll be back soon. ;)

Ashley said...

Around 30 ~ but I'm new and add more to the list everyday!

I'm having a problem on BATW and I don't see anyone else mentioning it so it may be just me. When I go to the blog I can't scroll down and can't link through to anything. It is sort of like the site is running really slow and just never loads. It could be my problem (just only on that one site) but has anyone else had this problem? It was like this yesterday and today and I'm getting upset that I can't see the features of the day or comment!!! Help!!

Ronnica said...

I'm not sure I want to figure it up. I used to use Bloglines and it told you, but Google Reader (fortunately doesn't). But I must follow a lot, as I still have 360 new posts after not being very active on the blogs for the last couple of days. But to be fair, I group them by priority, so often the lowest priority blogs and those that I'm just checking out to see if I really want to follow add up until I check them every couple of weeks.

Connie said...

I don't know for sure how many...but yours is definitely one I check everytime I'm on.

Tiffany said...

I wrote a letter similar to this a few weeks ago.. isn't it funny that we care about the people we don't know?

Even if you never left another comment on my blog, I would read yours. It's one of the 20 or so that I follow.

Jenn said...

I have around 80-90 I check everyday !

Melissa Lester said...

My list just seems to keep growing. Sometimes I allow myself to feel obligated to read and comment all over the place, but that can take the fun out of it. I'm finding it much more enjoyable to look at all of them when I have time, or visit only a few on a whim when I only have a moment.

I enjoy visiting you at BATW, so I don't expect you to post constantly at both places. That could make the most enjoyable facet of your life feel like an obligation. And this should energize you! Enjoy your vacation!

Kathi said...

Hey Girl,
Me again...just sayin thank you again. 103!!! I don't know what that is...maybe a grand slam.
Have a great weekend. :)

armyfamilyok said...

You're doing a great job. Now that homeschool has started, I don't make my rounds as often either. I recently found you and I'm not going away because I enjoy what I've seen.

Veggie Mom said...

I have about 100 on my blog roll, but it's hard to get to them all. I've got abotu 10 I visit every day--I consider them real Bloggy Friends--but I try to get to everyone else at least twice a week! I know, some day my arms are gonna fall off! BTW, this BATW is So. Much. Fun! And what an undertaking--thanks so much for chaperoning!!

Meagan said...

I subscribe to about 40 blogs (too many...I need to go on a reader diet!) and only read the blog if there is something new on. I will confess I'm not the greatest commenter, but I try!

I've been on vacation for a few days and already have 70 new posts to read...yikes! Pretty sure I will skip over most of them. I do have a life outside the blogosphere!

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Janet said...

I regularly follow about 20. Thank goodness they don't all update daily. I wouldn't have time to work :) Love your personal blog! Great work with BATW!

Veggie Mom said...

Debbie: I sent you an e-mail--I'm sooooooo up for the 26th! Please let me know what to do, and I'll do it!

Michelle said...

Ohhhh, I so feel for you! It's hard trying to keep up with everything. I have 32 blogs I keep up with, which explains why I'm getting so little sleep lately. That's too many!

Aaaaaaand, I just got back from my vacation (ok, back from one, on another but with wireless access), and it's going to take me forEVER to catch up on reading. Good luck as you work on it, too! I feel your pain.

Karen said...

I have about 30 on my sidebar and more in 'My Favourites'. I have a group of those that I read on a regular basis and make visits to others..