I did it again. Procrastination got the best of me and the number of unread blog posts became insurmountable. What does that say about me that I can’t commit a few minutes to read content that you carefully craft for the rest of us to consume? I know this doesn’t make me a bad person, or a bad member of the online community. We all have busy lives. Reading blogs has to find its proper place. But does this make me a hypocrite if I have a small level of expectation that my posts will be read but I don’t read others?
I’m not in this for the numbers or the notoriety. I blog because at times it’s my therapy. I can share things here that are often difficult to address. It’s comforting here. I don’t sincerely expect record pageviews each day but I do acknowledge that I have built up an audience for this stuff. I appreciate the fact that you come here to read this stuff, even if it is, at times, drivel.
I don’t think my inability to read all of your posts makes me a hypocrite, but I do think it is poor form. I’ve learned a lot over the past few years from all of the things I’ve read on other blogs and it feels a little disingenuous to just dismiss a few dozen blog posts because the ‘unread’ count is getting too high. I know better than to make empty promises about my blog reading but please know that even if I’m not contributing a comment or a pageview, I do appreciate what you all are doing to contribute to this community.