As I sat here mulling it over this evening a few things became pretty clear to me.
Whilst dwelling on my blogging dilemma I found myself sifting through my blog list that I have missed reading. In doing so I also found myself going immediately to the blogs of people that I have met in person and feel a stronger connection to. Then it hit me.
Why not just cut down on the number of blogs that you are reading. That way you won't feel so compelled to ready 20-30 postings in one evening. You won't be stressed about not keeping up and not having time.
So friends, I am cutting down the number of blogs that I follow to only the people I have met in person because I feel a stronger connection to these people. I wish I could follow even those out there I haven't met in person but I just can't. Not with my schedule. I would have to give up TV (no way) or reading (nope) OR time with the dog (not on your life).
Kathy reaffirmed my strategy with the following conversation:
Kathy: "I thought you weren't going to blog?"
Me : "I want to blog"
Kathy: "Do the other bloggers have jobs?"
Me: "YES!!!" yelling
Kathy: "Well they must blog at work!!"
Me: "Maybe I should just follow the people I know personally?".
"WHAT??????????? (with look of disgust) You mean to tell me you are out there blogging to people you don't even know? You are spending all this time with Joe Blow and not with me? What is wrong with you? PAUSE...
Kathy continues: "That's dumb. You got something wrong with you. You have an affirmation problem, Oh someone said I did a good job today.. That's what your waitin for.. that's Effed in the head."
So you see bloggers. Not everyone is on to this blogging world. Kathy is case and point. They don't really get it. But that's besides the point. The fact of the matter is that I really only have time to blog with the people I feel closest to. So, after today. I am whittling my blogs down to just a few important people that I know personally.
I hope this doesn't sound cold although I'm afraid it does. It's just what one must do to simplify life. That's all. If I had more time I would read all the blogs I was following but I just don't have the time.