How often should one check to see if a blog they like has updated? I like reading blogs. The ones I do read are the ones that I find interesting. But then again, does anyone read blogs that they don't find interesting? Maybe. But back to what I was originally talking about... when it comes to checking if one of your favorite blogs has updated, how often is too often?
There are certain "gossip" blogs that I know update frequently. And I check them several times a day. Yes, I know, I should not partake in gossip but I do. Get over it. Do I necessary believe them? No. Do I find them entertaining? Often. Do I find that the people who write these things are often in need of the same attention that the people they write about crave? More than we think. But, I do read them. And what does that say about me? Nothing too interesting.
With the exception of a couple of blogs, I tend to read blogs written by other gay men. Specifically, gay men who exist in big cities. I think it's because I am one of them. It's probably because their existence validates mine. It's good to know that I am not alone in this world. If you believe that you don't need validation, then good for you. But I think most of us want to know that we are not alone. And we aren't.
There are a few blogs that I check very often. Very very often. I love what these people have to say. I find that their point of view on anything is always fascinating. I wish that they would update a lot more. I wish they would write more. But I understand that writing something of substance is not an easy task. And I know that, unless you do it professionally, it's not always the first thing on your mind. And, I know that it takes time to write something that is interesting to the composer, let alone the reader. Which the blogs that I click on very very often seem to do.
Once in a while, I will spend some time checking out the blogs that my "very very often" blogs link to. For some reason, I am yet to find a blog that I like that way. At least one that I like "very very often". Not sure why. I'll tell you when I find out. And I should find out after I take a break from checking if some of my "very very often" blogs has updated. Later.