I hope your week has gone off to a good start. Mine's been bleh because only God knows what I ate this weekend that's made my body go haywire :(
Anyways, as usual, I write on the fly and the topic of this post literally just came to me. I follow blogs using Bloglovin (it's a great tool for me to stay updated with my blog roll, and see all the latest posts from blogs that I follow - you can follow me and never miss a post via Bloglovin here). Anyways, here I am on a Monday evening and while I have Bloglovin open in one tab, I have 6 or 8 other blogs open in other tabs. I don't follow any of them on Bloglovin - not because I don't like them, but I feel like I'm already spending sooooooooo much time on blogging. I enjoy reading other blogs, because I get inspiration and learn from them. However, reading blog posts obviously takes more time than writing posts. I'm getting to the point now, that if I don't catch up with my Bloglovin every day, I have to read over 100 posts within a matter of 3 to 4 days.
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But I have to ask myself how many is too many? Lately, I've been saying this phrase over and over to myself: QUALITY OVER QUANTITY. I want to follow blogs that I can learn from, that can make me laugh, that can help me be a better blogger and even a better person. I currently follow over 100 blogs on Bloglovin!!! I think that just as I whittled down my BBM a few years ago (before completely leaving BBM), it's time to declutter. There are some blogs that I follow that I literally even skip over, without reading the posts - so whyyyyyyyyy on earth am I still following them? In addition, there are some other blogs I follow where all the blogger ever wears is designer stuff that I'm either uninterested in, or can't afford (YOU KNOW I'M TRUTHFUL) - so whyyyyy am I following??? I don't want to read or follow people that instill envy vs inspiration, or mindless gossip vs entertainment, etc. It's not necessarily those blogs/writers' faults - in fact, there are people who are inspired by them, so it's mostly a ME thing.
So yeah, this is what I'm thinking. Do you ever feel like you're spending too much time following other blogs? I almost want to ask you to name your Top 5 blogs that you think are top quality, but I'm afraid of adding more blogs to my reading list when I'm trying to declutter :(
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