Purging the Ol’ Blogroll

The unsubscription process has begun. I just deleted two blogs that would not heed my warning (if you continue to make me keep going to your blog to read complete posts and refuse to allow me to receive full content through my feed reader or in my email inbox I will disown you). I didn’t actually warn them. But they could have read my post a couple of weeks ago.

I did some detective work and found the RSS subscription rates for these two blogs (thanks for telling me how to do this Heather). One has over 900 subscribers and the other has over 600. That means that over 1000 people see the first couple of sentences of a new blog post in their feed reader and then have to click to the blog to read the rest. I. ain’t. doin’. that. I don’t jump through hoops. I don’t do obstacle courses. Don’t mess with me, I’ll delete your blog from my reader.

Two down, not sure how many more to go. There’s a liberating feeling clicking that “unsubscribe” button. No more frustration. Besides, I’ll fill their spaces with other blogs whose authors are happy to give me full content for minimum work. Will I be missing anything? I couldn’t tell you, I haven’t read their blogs in so long.

It’s purge season y’all. In the house and in my blogroll.

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7 thoughts on “Purging the Ol’ Blogroll

  1. Heh, that sort of things annoys me to no end as well. They do it purely to drive up traffic to their site. The thing is that they force thousands to waste their time for one person’s selfishness/ego.

  2. I’ve been doing the same thing! I’ve also started doing if for blogs that I’ve never felt compelled to comment on. After this long, if there hasn’t been anything I’ve felt the need to discuss then I don’t need it cluttering my reader.

  3. Sheesh. Those are options I haven’t even considered before. (Pardon me while my green is showing.) I’ll have to take a closer look at all my settings. 🙂

    I feel your pain in a more mild way. I only have about 10-12 blogs that I read regularly — at the moment. But I keep getting links to new ones or else stumbling upon them on my own. I can see where that would be a hassle.

  4. Melissa Garrett says:

    I actually like clicking through, because then at least the blog author gets credit for my visit. For people who may be watching their stats, the actual visit is important to them. I guess I don’t mind taking that one second to click over, especially for blogs that I really enjoy reading.

    Some people, too, may not be aware how their feed looks – whether it’s full or partial.

    I’m curious, too. How do you check how many subscribers a person has?

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