There will be no photos tonight. I'm tired, it is late and I just don't want to deal with the camera.
But I will tell you about what I was "doing" with my followers.
Sometimes I randomly click on my list of followers, read their blog, make a comment and maybe that will keep them reading me. You know, 'cause I like comments, too. Or I might start following them if it grabbed my interest.
Anyhow, over a couple days time I clicked on every follower (80) on my list. Let me tell you what I found...
35 have current blogs
9 haven't posted within a month, but have in the last year.
4 hadn't posted in over a year.
2 hadn't posted for over two years.
1 hadn't posted for over three years.
28 of the profiles didn't list a blog. Now I know at least two of those profiles do have a blog because they are friends of mine. So...if you want people to read your blog you should list it on your profile!
Other tidbits of information: 20 had more than one blog (not saying they were current, but the url was used up), 1 no longer existed at all, 4 were in foreign languages, 6 were private, 1 was non-human (yes, I have a dog that follows me) and one of my followers has two profiles that go to the same blog....therefore technically it should only say 79 followers, not 80.
So there you have it. I used to get excited when I got a new follower. I used to hope for new followers all the time. The reality of it is that even a blog with 500 followers is misleading...more than likely over half of those done exist or don't blog anymore (not necessarily meaning they don't read blogs....that I don't know...they just aren't blogging themselves).
Anyhow, it's probably a bit of useless information, but I found it interesting. If you comment...I'll come read your blog. If you follow me and have a blog on your profile I'll check it out. But I won't be holding my breath anymore. :)
So the gist of it is...I won't look for or anticipate or be bummed if there aren't new followers, but I will check you out on occassion and I'll leave a comment...if you let me know who you are.