Thursday, January 31, 2008
Now I am nowhere near the idea person that James was for Blogpower but I have been tossing around an idea that came to me recently. It was prompted by the concept of Delurker Day which was earlier on in January and it pertains to visiting and commenting.
We all know that the idea of BP is visiting each other's blogs but somehow I think we've let that slip away a little. The truth of the matter is everyone is very busy with their working lives, their families and their own blogs. Not only do we have the BP blogroll in our sidebars but we have other blogrolls with our personal favourites listed and whom we want to visit. This all takes time and spare time is something we don't have a lot of. My bloglines feed consists of 232 blogs which I check on a fairly regular basis but then I'm retired. I'm sure you have lots on your reader of choice too. I think lots of us only read blogs that way because clicking over takes precious time while the blog loads.
It's also very easy to make little circles in BP because you have more interest in some blogs over others. That's only natural and totally understandable. But I'd like to make a suggestion that each of us make just a tiny effort to visit some blogs in BP that we usually don't and delurk. Yes, leave a comment. It doesn't have to be a brilliant comment. Just the equivalent of a hi, fellow BP member, well you get the idea, you'll think of something. If, every few days we were to visit one extra blog on the list and leave a comment then it would not take too much time or trouble and I think it would make us all feel like more of a group again. Let's make a small effort to reconnect with each other and let's take special care to welcome the recent new members.
I hope you will join me in doing this, but in any event I'm going to start the ball rolling by visiting and commenting on some of the BP blogs that I've let slip under my radar. If you have another idea, feel free to suggest it.