It’s not doubt there is this “community” of people who come to Ben Sayin’, and for whatever reason y’all keep coming back.
I appreciate it, thank you so much.
To think that there are other bloggers out there, similar to me gets me thinking about how YOU do things when it comes to your workflow. Outside of the writing portion as we talked about here, what about reading? I’ve been happy with using Google Reader because of the integration between any and all platforms I use, but I’ve also not really tried any others. What do you guys use?
As far as reading, subscribing, and pruning goes, here are 10 criteria that help me.
Here is my criteria when it comes to reading and subscribing:
- If you comment on my blog, I see this as a direct invitation to visit yours.
- If you engage with me on twitter, I’ll go check out whatever link is in your profile.
- If I like what I read (ie: you’re funny, post often, and you’re relevant), I’ll subscribe
- If I comment on your blog, and you respond to it, I’ll stick around.
- If I know you in real life, I’ll also subscribe AND comment (just for fear of any awkward moments)
Here’s what helps me “prune” my subscriptions:
- You’re not funny. Not that you try and aren’t, but that there’s no humor in any posts.
- You don’t respond to any comments on your blog
- You post once a month or less (unless you’re my wife, who gets a pass)
- You don’t engage on twitter
- You’re on blogger and you don’t have a good commenting system. I seriously loathe clicking on “comment” and having it go to a separate page.
This isn’t a complete list by all means, but it’s something simple I’ve used that have helped me not get overwhelmed with the amount of #boomsauce bloggers out there.