You can’t publish even 1 post every 30 days?

I livew in my own little world

Ever since I upgraded from Internet Explorer 10 to 11 on March 27, I’ve been able to get back to visiting WordPress blogs, usually about 100 per day but sometimes up to 200 per day. Everyone probably knows that I like to camp out, reading several posts, leaving LIKEs and comments.

I’m back in the groove now, so with 3,187 blogs that I currently follow, it takes me about 30 days to visit everyone.

Unfortunately, I have discovered that a lot of people have made their blogs private, have deleted their blogs altogether, or have left their blogs in place but can’t find the time to publish even one blog post each month!

Some people visit me regularly but don’t have any blogs or recent posts for me to visit. All I can do with them is say,

Thanks for stopping by! See you next time!

Since my purpose here is to interact with people who want to interact with me, effective immediately, if you have a big ol’ ZERO next to your name in my Excel spreadsheet, I won’t be visiting you next month, or the month after that. It simply takes too much time to click on links to blogs and let them load, only to find out that there’s nothing new to read, like, or comment on.

I still will come by once every 90 days or so to see if you’re back to blogging, and if you are, I’ll camp out for a little while and get you back into my shorter rotation.

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61 thoughts on “You can’t publish even 1 post every 30 days?

    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      That’s what I used to do but that doesn’t work either when someone publishes 30 posts in one day, or in the case of one person I follow, reblogs 600 posts each month! So I have to find a way to get to everyone, without leaving out anyone, but without spending a whole month with just one or two people. Blogging is so hard………LOL

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      1. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso

        Guess I’m very lucky with the ones I’m following here – never had to deal with such things.

        Why in the world would anyone post so many posts a day or reblog so many is beyond me.
        If I ever encounter someone who does that, I’m out… 😀

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      1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

        I tried the tactic of visiting blogs only when they have a new post. Then I ran into several photographers who post dozens of pictures each day, and there’s a reblogger who reblogs 50 or 60 blogs each day. I had to stop visiting them each time they added a new post.

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  1. Dean

    Wow! That takes some dedication! I don’t think I could go for that many blogs! I find it hard to keep up with the blogs here on my WordPress Reader, let alone the blogs I follow on Bloglovin, and then there’s the blogs I read via email, Tumblr, Oh my… 3000+ you say!

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    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      One of the best things I ever did for myself was to take the Evelyn Woods Speed Reading course back in 1973. That ability to read fast is something that I constantly practice.

      Another best thing I ever did was to buy Dragon Naturally Speaking back in 2003. I don’t do much typing anymore. It’s all dictation.

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      1. philosophermouseofthehedge

        Our high school offered that course (even earlier) as an experimental tool to help prepare those going to college. Have to admit it was the best choice for elective – something useful for life.
        Hmmm, Dragon…now that would be a time saver…hear some complain about the accuracy/spelling but they work with some real obscure scientific terms

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        1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

          Dragon is about 95% accurate out of the box. The other 5% is the technical jargon and, occasionally, accents.

          I have it on three computers, each computer trained for a different accent: normal voice, margarita voice, and I-have-a-cold voice.

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  2. T Ibara Photo

    I post a new photo once a week, and on the other days I like to follow up with comments, and also visit the sites I’ve been following 🙂 I may not always comment, but I do enjoy all your photos & stories.

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  3. viewpacific

    Wow that’s kind dedication.
    I admit it – I vary in my schedule.
    I discovered some time ago that I can write when the muse taps me, and the time- release the posts so they’re not all bunched up. That must be working, since you’ve been generous with your comments and clicks.
    I’m curious, how do you get all those blogs listed in excel?

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    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      There are two ways to do it. One is simply to type the name of the blogger/blog, copy the URL, and paste it in Excel using Control + K.

      The other is simply to copy the bloggers/blog name and past it into Excel because the copy command will copy bot the text and the underlying URL, and Excel accepts such a paste.

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  4. petspeopleandlife

    Well, dear fellow ex-Texan, I have not posted nor visisted your blog for qiuite some time. I’ve been very ill and now just beginning to work on many drafts that I hope I can one day finish. However,I can appreciate your thoughts and feelings about blogging.

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      1. MFSWinter

        I use Excel at work too. But to read 3k blogs?! I’d be left thinking I might be missing out something. It’s hard to know who wrote which. You must have an excellent memory too. It’s a good system you have, though.

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  5. Gallivanta

    No doubt about it RR, you are excel-lent. Your system works well for me because every time you camp on my blog I suddenly get a huge surge of likes and WordPress says something like “Wow, your stats are rising”. Makes me feel important. LOL!

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  6. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

    I don’t think I am the one reblogging 600 – I had to check though – reblog Saturday is about 50 each week – so hopefully nobody bowing out of my blog for that reason. I am in the process of going through the 1000 I follow for the reasons that you state – I think we all have different reasons for blogging and I do feel a little sad when one I have enjoyed suddenly disappears without reason..

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  7. draliman

    “Ping”, I’m still here 🙂
    I must say you’re really well organised with your Excel and everything!
    I agree about the interactions – it should be a 2-way thing.

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  8. Hollis Hildebrand-Mills

    Russel Ray, I am relatively new to this blog world, but I have to say that blogging is a lot of work. It is a work of love. I am going to soon incorporate my artwork (which I should be doing) into my blogging. We will see how that goes. Thanks for your honesty! H (hi to the sweet tabby friend of yours)

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    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      Blogging is only work if you don’t enjoy it, and there apparently are a lot of people who start, thinking it’s going to be the most fun they’ve ever had, only to quit and go do something else.

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  9. inesephoto

    It is impossible to read even a fraction if someone publishes several times a day. When I visit I have a look at the latest few posts, and that’s it… I am checking out Reader every second day, so when I do visit, I scroll back to see if I have missed something, but I wouldn’t read more than two posts anyway, neither would I expect somebody to read all my posts. That’s life. Sometimes an image or a title catches my eye, then I read extra 🙂

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  10. RoSy

    The more people you follow – the harder it is to keep up. I’ve been on here for two years & still trying to figure out a method to this madness.
    I love to post & I love to visit blogs too. But – with life outside of the WP – it’s not always an easy task.
    I guess we do what we can & enjoy the ride. 🙂

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  11. smilingtoad

    I have met with the same problem, as well, and those, too, tend to go into a “less frequent” list. I am reminded that blasted Sir just doesn’t post enough and I am working to correct this terrible creative deficiency! He’s half-way through a poem now and working on a short story, and after this weekend, he shall have a whole plethora of new photos to work with (going to an electric car event and a park.) It is true that we are going through a high-stress time right now, and hopefully, once Sir has procured a new job, he’ll be back at it with poems and photos 😀

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  12. ContentRambler

    Hah, you got me there. I found I hadn’t written a single post in August. I’m sure our vacation didn’t last a whole month – but time zipped by and there we were in September… oh well. I have noticed some people have indeed deleted their blog or stopped posting – which I don’t get for people who used to post more often than I have ever done.

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  13. thepinayfoodtographer

    Hi Russel!

    Thank you for dropping by my blog! You’ve got cool pictures here and I’m learning a lot form your shots while browsing them. Looking forward for more posts from you and your cute cat 🙂

    More power to your blog! ♥

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    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      I used to think that as well. Then I found out at least two reasons: the blog is pornographic in nature, or it’s something very sensitive like a person dying of cancer and not wanting to share with the world, only with family and friends.

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