I love blogging.
Besides watching college football and eating, it is my favorite hobby. Fact is, I'm not sure WHICH of those three things I love best.
What I love "bestest" about blogging is finding new friends and making new connections - - - new threads to weave into the tapestry of life.
But let's be honest. That "connection" doesn't happen with every blogger you run across in the universe-wide web. Just as in real life friendships, the "bosom" ones are rare and far between.
Yes, I said bosom.
Some bloggers you run across in this wide universe and nearly instantly there is a click. Before you know it you are weaving your bloggy threads together into a most satisfying and gorgeous tapestry.
Then others - - - uh - - - not so much.
I really do try to be selective about which blogs I decide to follow, because I take my following responsibility very seriously.
But IT happens all the time - - - you get a fun/funny/affirming comment from some new blogger, or you happen across a new blog which reaches out and grabs you in some way and you think, "now THIS is a blogger with whom I could tango."
Then, after a while you realize, 'Ummmmm - - - not so much, we're not even twisting!"
Now you have a blog-follow issue. Your follow list is getting longer and longer but you are really only communicating with a handful.
We bloggers are a "heady" bunch - - - we NOTICE our follow numbers. We throw a party over ever single NEW follower and go into weeks of mourning, including sack cloth and ashes, over every one lost.
Oh come on - - - admit it - - - that blog followers number is as big to the adult you as the whole popularity scale thing was to the pimply high school you.
So, from time to time, even knowing some poor bloggers WILL lose one of their coveted follower numbers, you just simply have to weed.
You go through your list.
You look for those you no longer recognize the blog name.
You check to see if the blog is even still in existence.
Then, with tears streaming down your cheeks for THEIR loss, you click to un-follow.
Yes, today was THAT day for me.
I put on my bloggy big girl panties and axed right through my "blogs I follow" list.
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