Monday, January 29, 2007
Keeping up with the Joneses
Is it only me or is there anyone else having a problem keeping up with the Joneses in Blogville? Keeping up with blog reading I mean. Once upon a time, I had just a couple of blogs (well, about 45 blogs) on my bloglist and could conveniently scroll through the list daily reading each updated post and then head onto London Buki's blog and read the blogs on her blog list conveniently too. Nowadays, its a struggle!! I have given up stalking blogs and discovering new blogs. Its becoming harder. There never seems to be enough time!! Even going through the blogs on my list now is also fast becoming a chore. It takes ages for me to go from the 'A's to the 'Z' on my bloglist, read comments, post some comments myself and check out new profiles. 120minutes a day no longer seems to be enough time. Lately, I have relegated blog reading to weekends only as I have discovered during the week that often, when I start reading blogs, I look up after a while and discover that I've been blogreading for about 180minutes!! Time flies so fast when you're having fun.
But yet, there are the Joneses in Blogville who seem to be sailing smoothly reading updated blogs and keeping up with gist, events, and general happenings in Blogville. They know themselves. How do you guys do it? Juggling work, school, other activities and then staying ahead of updated blogs? Do you spend tarry nights dedicated to blogville or something? Madam Vera who perambulates from blog to blog crying for updates, London Buki, Tminx and others who visit blogs daily dropping comments. What is the secret please? Keshi - you too!! How do you stay and keep ur head afloat? Its hard for me to keep up!! Thank You Buki for those small tips, hints and links you give on which blogs have updated and where to go to. They help no end. And Tminx - thanks too for ur blogville gist. Saves me a lot of time.
An uproar erupted on Overwhelmed Naija Babe's page sometime ago and I was stale!!! Was chatting with Azuka one day and he asked if I had been there and I told him I was only in the 'B' part of my bloglist, when he said katakata had burst over there, I abandoned all decorum about sticking to reading from A-Z and rushed there and not only had 'My Sex' caused an uproar but there was already a sequel - 'High Horses' with 50 and 100 something comments already!! Lordy, I'm sure having to work extra hard keeping up! I'll leave you all with just two questions: -
How often do you read blogs - daily? weekly? forthnightly?
How many blogs do you read during each visit to blogville?
A Nigerian chief's son has made history by becoming the first black officer in the Grenadier Guards. Second Lieutenant Folarin Adeyemi Olatokunbo Olugbemiga Kuku, who trained with Prince William at Sandhurst, said he was proud to have joined the Queen's personal bodyguard and his race had never been an issue. The 24-year-old Harrow-educated soldier said his mother Rita, who is a chief in his native Nigeria, was very supportive of his decision to join the Army. He is not only the first black officer in the 350-year-old Grenadier regiment, but the only black officer in the entire Guards division, which includes the Scots, Irish, Welsh and Coldstream Guards. British Grenadiers. Read the full story HERE.