Wildlife Greetings

Todays Inspiration
Main Feature Image – Red Tulip

 Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value

Albert Einstein

Wildlife Greetings – Season 4 – Directory

Music Score – Cinematic Indie

If you would like to submit a poem that you have written, an ode, or an observation and would like to see it displayed in either the Wildlife Greetings or Lasting thoughts of the Day series, please do feel free to drop me an email with your name and blog and l will include it.

Rory Matier
The Autistic Composter


Red Tulips and Red Valerians

Welcome to Season 2 of QTOC
How many blogs do you follow and do you think you can read too many blogs in a week?
Do you have a blog reading system?

My response

I don’t use the Reader as a regular feature, l have never personally liked it, but l understand why many use the function for convenience. 

Therefore because l am not scrolling through the RSS, l have an internal interactive reading system within my blog, after which all the blogs l follow are listed under the name or avatar of the blog with a hyperlink that takes me directly to the blog and a date beside it showing me the last time l visited that blog.

I don’t follow hundreds of writers; l take my time to get to know people – as many writers themselves have written about television shows and books they like – they enjoy getting to know the characters – and l am the same with writers and their blogs. So my following habits are significantly reduced in comparison to other folks.

I only currently follow 34 writers, and l aim to add two, maybe three, new writers each month.

Although I read blogs each day of every week, l also have what l class as essential daily reading routines alongside weekly and monthly reading routines [the latter is for writers who only post occasionally]. 

I aim to read 90% of all the blogs l currently follow once every five days.

I have often asked myself what l would find personally to be too many blogs to follow appropriately with a sense of relatability and not to lose sincerity when responding to those that l both follow and read from. On my previous blog, l used to follow 80 blogs with the same system l have here, and l was able to visit everyone weekly.

But then l wasn’t working with specific time restraints as l am today – my life is busier now. My limit now would be around 65 blogs over a month.

External to WP l perhaps read but not interact with two hundred gardening/composting blogs over the course of a month.

But that’s me – what about you?
How many blogs do you follow and do you think you can read too many blogs in a week?
Do you have a blog reading system?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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Howdy Folks, Earthly Comforts is a broad niche wildlife journaling scrapbook focusing on the countryside, wildlife biodiversity and environmental conservation, flora and fauna volunteering projects, gardening, composting and vermiculture, also known as ‘worm farming and photography too.

20 thoughts on “Wildlife Greetings

  1. I’m not sure how many blogs I follow and right now I’m not up to checking. I used to read blogs every night. I spent more time reading than writing. Right now, I still read more than I write. Hopefully , soon I will return to more writing.

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  2. My reader says I follow 111 blogs. But I think there are some duplication here and some are missing altogether. I try to read at least one post from the bloggers I follow every day. Some are friends so I read all their posts. I spend most of my free time on my blog. Reading and writing.

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  3. Let’s see – I have 13 blogs in my WP reader. Some of them publish multiple times a day, some of them publish every 2 weeks or so. I don’t aways read every post. I have 12 blogs on various other platforms (they are bookmarked and in a folder called “Blogs To Read) that again have regular posting schedules tho not always daily. I’ve got nothing but time to waste so I could certainly read more blogs I just can’t find any that interest me much…

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  4. I follow 315 blogs – a few that I follow have more than one blog. I follow cat blogs, poetry blogs, photography blogs – especially nature, music blogs, WordPress news blogs, and those that interact with my prompt. Out of those, I have 62 regulars. Others, I have set to weekly reading or I switch them off and on.

    I have scaled back in a couple of areas. One is I am no longer participating in Wordless Wednesday. And the other is I am retiring from Go Dog Go Cafe. I copied and moved my 250 or so poems to Ongoing Whimsy. Plus, at the end of this year, I will not be posting anything on GDGC’s site. I was posting there 2 or 3 times a week and it became burdensome. I notified them of my future plans.

    I feel much better about my new blogging schedule especially having more time for my own prompt and prompts of others with whom I participate, Then there is EZ-PZ Writes which I post at the end of the week, my other blog Ongoing Whimsy and various other sites I am involved with. Whew!

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    1. Hey Eugenia that’s a lot of work, but l know you also lead a busy life in addition, so a lot of work BUT good that you are able to identify the areas in which are not rewarding you with what you need so that you can glean back some time to enjoy what yo do enjoy.

      I have made a few changes to how l will be doing things also in this area too, as well as starting a different blog for ‘occasionals’.

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  5. Hey, Rory! Not sure how many Blogs I follow, because I often add new Blogs I want to support and unfollow those that I’ve lost interest in. I check my reader every day and read those posts which peak my interest.

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