This came up the other day in my book discussion group and now I'm curious so I totally expect comments on this post and I've never said that before.
1.) How many people consider reading blogs a hobby? 2.) How many blogs do you subscribe to or read on a regular basis? 3.) Is there a such thing as too many? 4.) Comments. Do you leave them or not?
1.) For me, I think blog reading could be considered a hobby separate from regular reading. I sure devote enough time to reading updates from the blogs I subscribe to and more recently, hunting new blogs to read.
2.) I subscribe to 67 blogs in my Google Reader but 12 of them have not updated recently ranging in date from 3/2/07 - 1/31/08. With that amount of time, I have to wonder if I'll be hearing from them in the blogoshere ever again.
3 and 4) Just like I don't think it's possible to read too many books, I don't think it's possible to subscribe to too many blogs. I admit, some blogs I skim more than I read but I still pay attention to what they are saying. Also, feeling obligated to leave comments on so many posts can get really overwhelming which makes me feel neglectful when I don't. Sometimes I also feel like I'm just saying the same thing that 10 other people have said on the more popular blogs. So, I suppose that leaving comments just because you feel like you have to makes the sentiment and empty one but some bloggers are so comment hungry that they probably don't care. I say, leave comments when you really want to and not just because you feel like you should.
I would like to ask more questions about blogging but they would be too gossipy so I won't, lol. Like I said, I'm curious though.