Following Blogs

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I have very little spare time. It always seems to me that should not be the case. I don’t work outside the home, but taking care of a house, yard, a husband, a cat and a dog do take up quite a bit of time. Because my husband still works a full-time job, I essentially do everything else.

Right now, my writing is my job. Trying fit in several hours of writing each day on my books and blog and still getting all the other things I need to do done can often be difficult. When you add in working out and reading, it becomes nearly impossible. And I’m not going to give up the working out. So the reading suffers.

Having my blog hosted by WordPress is wonderful. I really appreciate the ability to connect with other bloggers, read their work, and have them read mine. I get a thrill when someone likes what I’ve written. I get an even bigger thrill when I get a message that someone is now following my blog. And I also feel a sense of guilt.

There are only a few blogs that I follow. I’d like to follow more, but even with the few that I do, my inbox is flooded daily with new posts to read. I can’t possibly read them all. I look at the list as it gets longer and longer and wonder what I am to do about it. And then the guilt sets in.

How can I expect others to read my blog if I don’t read theirs? And it seems only polite to follow the blog of someone who is following my blog. But I don’t have that much time in the day. I guess this is sort of an apology.

There’s an answer to my dilemma out there somewhere, I suppose. But I haven’t found it yet.

Published by Dianne Lehmann

I'm a writer. But I'm also a wife and a mom to a couple of fur babies. You could call me a cook (but never a chef, I'm not that good) and provisioner as well. Laundress? Yeah. Probably. I design jewelry and I crochet. But mostly I love to write. I love words and how they sound. I love their meanings and origins. I love stringing them together. And of course, I love to read. Thinking about it just now, I realize that what I love most is life and the people around me with a special place set aside for my wonderful husband, our adorable dog and our inscrutable cat. It's the world and the people in it that fuels my writing. So thanks to you all for being the amazing beings that you are.

3 thoughts on “Following Blogs

  1. You can change your setting so that each blog post you follow doesn’t go to your inbox or you only receive the posts weekly. Then you can go through the followed sites on word press and read those you follow there. Avoiding tons of email yet still being able to easily find those you follow.

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