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Sunday, August 27, 2006
 
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.
 
Comments:
I've gotten in another rut lately of not being able to sit down and churn blog entries out. I have such ADD sometimes. I'll write a sentence or two and then hit Save, intending to finish it later. I've been working on my latest post for over a week!

I like your blog too. I check it whenever i see a new post alert on my blog roll.
 
I suggest you use rss.

If you're on a mac using safari, go to all the blogs you like. click "rss" in the address bar (if they have rss enabled). bookmark all the rss feeds into a bookmarks folder on the bookmarks bar.

safari will periodically check if your blogs have updated. when you click the bookmarks folder, a list will drop down of all the bookmarked blogs. if they have updated, a number in brackets will appear next to their name like this:

(1)

this indicates that one update has been written.
I follow about 30 blogs and news websites and that is the system I use, developed after years of spending 45 minutes every day individually visiting all blogs.
 
Yup, time for you to get RSS. I like newsgator.com because it's online so I can keep up on my reading from any computer.
 
I love big city blogs... I like the feeling of being there even when I'm half a planet away. Me, I find myself going, when is Tim going to write again? :)
 
I use Omniweb (a Mac browser) that will also automatically check bookmarked sites for updates. It actually has two methods, one of which is RSS, the other of which is doing a wordcount on the page; if the wordcount has changed, it flags that site as having new content.

I'd update my blog more frequently but a lot of what I'd write would be Bush-bashing. Since I don't want my blog to become purely political, I have to wait until another muse strikes.
 
Guilty as charged... :-(
 
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