Friday, March 02, 2007

Consuming too many junk blogs

With nearly 500 blogs on my reader, I feel as if I'm consuming way too much... and it's not chocolate or bad carbs, it's blogs and feeds and news. What to do?

Miguel Guhlin has an interesting post on why people stop reading specific blogs. He quotes Darren Rowse who notes,
35% of respondents saying that too many posts was reason for unsubscribing and 28% saying that infrequent posts was reason to delete a feed from their reader
Too many posts; not enough posts... my word, how many posts in a day is the right number?

Anyway, it seems there are 34 reasons people unsubscribe. How many of these rules do I violate? How many readers have I driven away?


  1. I've stopped reading blogs for both of those reasons (two many & two few posts) so I'm glad to know I'm not alone ;)

  2. Its hard I usually do the most popular ones I read on the blog roll to help them and remind me and then put everything else in an RSS feed and goto the sites so they still get the hits and impressions but its hard when you read tons and tons of sites

  3. Blogging is about building connections, getting and staying in touch and being human. It can also be about social justice and change, empowering people to take charge of their own learning by building personal learning networks.

    The question isn't, "How many blogs do you read or why do you stop?" but rather why do you write, and how can you reach out to people who are in a similar place as you...the power of the Web makes connecting to people in similar straits as us possible...shouldn't we connect?

    Miguel Guhlin
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