Should we subscribe to someone’s blog just because they subscribe to ours?
This is a question I struggle with every time I get a new subscriber. I subscribe to 21 WordPress blogs, some of which are daily, some weekly, and some when the writer decides to write. I also subscribe to 5 or so other blogs, but these are mostly financial and zen type blogs. They are also mostly daily blogs.
I have 338 unread blog posts sitting in my email folder right now. I try to get to the WordPress blogs first, when I have time to read. Lately, my blog reading time has been very limited, although I may catch up a little on vacation. I think I’m up to December 14th in my WP blogs.
That’s probably the biggest reason I hesitate to subscribe to any new blogs. I always check out the blog of others who subscribe to mine, but I haven’t subscribed to any new ones for quite a while. I just don’t have the time to keep up with them.
Work has been extremely busy. Add to that the chores at home, the Christmas preparations and festivities, and wanting to work on the house so we can sell it in a couple of years, my free time is very limited.
So, what to do? I would love to subscribe to everyone that subscribes to me, but is it fair when I don’t know when I will ever get around to reading them?
Do you subscribe to everyone that subscribes to you? As a blogger, does it bother you when you subscribe to someone who doesn’t subscribe back? Inquiring minds want to know.